Imagine, you have just arrived in Stockholm by teleportation machine. The sun is beginning to peek over the horizon. You stand in the streets of a neighborhood, and see a brightened kitchen. In the kitchen, a red-headed young lady is making breakfast. Curious about the area, you knock on the door and a “Catey” answers. … More Stick with Me – A Day in the Life!
…meatballs! No, not meatballs (in reference to the movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs). While I absolutely adore Swedish meatballs (a popular traditional dish in Sweden), I am not writing a commentary on meatballs. Rather, I am writing a commentary on Stockholm’s weather!! Being from the Southeastern region of the United States, my experiences … More Cloudy with a chance of…
Watch out world, I’m joining the circus. No, not really. I’m not thattttt skilled with when it comes to balance. I am talented enough to stand on one foot and throw a ball up and down, but I am not super skilled at keeping my life in a state of balance. This lack of balance … More Walking a Tightrope
Have you picked up on the word play in my title?Field trips exist in college! Last week, I went on a field trip with my Core Course of Public Health and Migration to the Swedish city of Gothenburg (Göteborg in Swedish). Core Course Week is a week approximately one month into a DIS student’s semester … More GOt to THE (N) BURG – Core Course Week
What comes to mind when you hear (in this case, read) the word, portrait? If you are like me, then you probably thought, first, of a painting; then of someone’s head; and, likely, of some shoulder action too. Get ready…because your mind is about to be blown. A portrait is so much more than the … More Strike A Pose
What is studying abroad in Europe if one doesn’t travel at least a bit? Prior to this past weekend, never had I ever… Sailed across the Baltic Sea Cruised during the winter Enjoyed being a tourist with no plan Played the game, Telephone, in 7 languages Had so much fun in a tiny stateroom Eaten … More Whatever Floats Your Boat
At this point, I have been a student in Stockholm for an entire week (although it feels like much longer). Every aspect of Stockholm – from the city to the suburbs, trains to busses, coffees to pastries, readings to discussions, acquaintances to friends, so on and so on – is beginning to feel like ho(l)me. … More School’s in Session
January is often viewed as an opportunity for fresh starts and New Year’s resolutions. This year, my resolution is to fully be fully present in cultures I am unfamiliar with, especially as I study abroad in Stockholm, Sweden. As with many New Year’s resolutions, there is excitement for the journey to begin and an anxiousness … More Sweet Anticipation