‘Semester in Sweden 2015’ Category

Last Weeks of Paradise – Visby, Gotland

It’s so sad to be reminded that we are leaving this great country in just a couple days, however it even sadder to know this is one of the last Semester in Sweden 2015 blog posts. It’s been an absolute joy ride these past four and a half months. I mean just yesterday I feel […]

Stockholm is not ready for us!

  Hej! My name is Sidney Patnoe-Hagelberger and I’m a junior religion and Scandinavian studies double major. I am from Minneapolis, MN. I choose to study abroad in Sweden because honestly I hate hot weather and lots of sun- so Malaysia was out of the question. Alexa Giebienk is one of my best friends and she […]

Hej from Beautiful Mora

Hej from beautiful Mora. My name is Britta Johnson.  I am a Junior Psychology and Scandinavian Studies major from Eagan, MN and I am absolutely loving this semester in Sweden.  It is the perfect day here – sunny and in the mid 40s. I just returned from a walk where I got many strange looks because […]

Our final days in Jokkmokk, and the Winter Market.

Hej allihopa, och Glad Alla Hjärtans Dag! Hello everyone, and Happy Valentine’s Day! My name is Zach Gardner and I’m from Edina, MN. I’m currently a sophomore at Gustavus, pursuing a major in Scandinavian Studies. As you may have read in the last post, my friend Patrick was the one who told me about this […]

A Few More Days in Jokkmokk

Hello everybody I am excited to be updating you all on what is happening in the Arctic Circle.  My name is Patrick Day and I am from Branford, Connecticut.  I am a Sophomore, Environmental Studies Major.  I was really excited when I found out that there was a Semester trip to Sweden.  So the first […]

Sending a Hej! From Jokkmokk!

Reporting from the Arctic Circle here in a very cold Jokkmokk. While we are all so busy frolicking the snow, we managed to find some downtime to do our homework, play some cards and go to school. I’m sure you are all eager to hear about our very intense Uno game, but first let me […]

Adventures in the Arctic Circle

As a student with some knowledge of the Swedish language I figured I would try to teach you all some as well. There may be some mistakes in it but here is a little about me in Swedish with the English translation below. Hej! Jag heter Hannah Birkholz. Jag kommer från Plymouth, Minnesota. Jag är […]

Umeå, the fist of many adventures!

Hej! My name is Becca Awe. I am a sophomore Financial Economics and Scandinavian Studies double major. I am from Durango, Colorado. I am on the semester in Sweden program because I think studying abroad is an integral part of a college education, I love the uniqueness of the program, and I thought it would […]

Last Days in Umeå

     Hej! My name is Erin Baumann. I am a sophomore Environmental Studies major from Madison Wisconsin. This is my first time traveling to Sweden, actually it is my first time in Europe! I am on this program for a number of reasons. First, I wanted to do a type of study abroad program […]

Our Journey to Sweden

Dear friends, families, and loved ones, we made it to Sweden! Here in our first blog post, we’ll describe the journey we took from MSP airport to Arlanda airport, and then finally up to the Umeå airport. We left at 9am on January 14th and arrived at 5pm on January 15th. Our flight from MSP […]