Category: Student Life

Magical Gotland

By Charlotte Jones, Colby College '19 / Before coming to Sweden, I had never dreamed of seeing a Viking shield, let alone an entire Viking city. The bus ride from the airport to the walled city of Visby was barely twenty minutes, but those twenty minutes took us from the modern familiarities of the twentieth century back to the remnants of the medieval era.
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From the Departures Gate of Arlanda Airport

By Amelia Poole, Colgate University '18 / I’ve revisited this journal many times in the four months that I’ve been home in America, hoping to always cling to how I felt during my time in Stockholm: immensely independent, welcome, supported, and respected. There is an attitude to the city that’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced—a sort of regard for others, their comfort, and their personal space that left me feeling consistently safe and well taken care of.
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Why The Swedish Program?

By Jacob Broude, Williams College '18 / The program's size fostered independence and many opportunities for cultural immersion. I felt no pressure to continually meet Americans; I felt free to explore. I went to plenty of cafes alone, and many walks and adventures around town. I often went to one of my favorite choir’s rehearsals and “choir beer” with them afterwards.
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A Memorable December

© Nobel Media AB 2015. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud A Memorable December: The Nobel Prize Banquet in Stockholm By Ria Hanson, Williams College From discovering the glorious Swedish custom that is fika…
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