Värmland and Östmark: A Rural Sweden

Last weekend, I went with my host family to visit Sara's father in Värmland, a rural part of Sweden in the west, fairly close to Norway. We stayed in the guest house that Sara's father built himself, and the whole weekend was extremely beautiful weather. It was the first real feeling of spring (which interestingly …

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Travel Week: DIS Exchange

Last week was our first long break, which means that some core classes took their long study tour, while the rest of us had our spring break/travel week. My best friend from Haverford, Eva, is studying this semester at DIS Copenhagen with the Urban Studies core class, and it just so happened that we had …

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Melodifestivalen and Semla Day!

This Saturday was the first week of Melodifestivalen, the Swedish preliminary competition to see who will represent the country at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. It's six weeks of over-the-top music and very interesting performances, voting is open to the entire country, and it's honestly a pretty big deal here (especially in the queer community). …

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