One of the most important days in Sweden or maybe even the most important day is midsummer, the longest day of the year although we usually don´t celebrate it on the 21.6. but on the Friday evening and Saturday following midsummer. This year we decided to celebrate it in Leksand which is famous for its… Read More Midsummer in Leksand
The last weeks have been quite busy with thesis writing but it is important to take a break, especially in the first warm days of the year! So I decided to join a trip organised by the International office and went canoeing to Gagnef. We gathered around 11am in Gagnef to rent the canoes and kayaks… Read More Canoeing trip in Gagnef
It was September when we decided to walk to “the red cabin”. At that time it was a favourite trip to do since the weather was still quite good (= no rain). The red cabin or officially the Bjusanstugan is situated next to lake Bjusan, which is around 6 km by walk from the dorms.… Read More First thing you have to do when you come to Sweden
My earliest memory of DU is the orientation ceremony for new students. I attended with my husband. Each course had an assigned mentor who would accompany them throughout the day, showing them the University and discussing their upcoming semester. I, of course, had no idea where to go – I had only signed up for… Read More Build your own identity
Last week we went on a study trip as Katrin wrote in the previous post and we were lucky to have the opportunity to try skiing. It was my first time this year and first time in Sweden. For some classmates it was the first time ever 🙂 Kläppen is a family ski resort in… Read More Being active #4 – Skiing in Kläppen
This is a series of posts, where I will talk to you about everyday things that make life at Dalarna University all the more enjoyable! December is upon us and finally, the dark days of November are history. While snow makes me slip on literally every alternate step I take, it does make the world… Read More Life in Sweden 101
So, winter has come to Borlänge. The world was white this past week, but the sun is up again as I am writing this post. The snow is slowly melting away and patches of grass are peeking out towards sunlight. And to think that just last week, I was being pelted with snowballs. The husband… Read More All my ‘firsts’ in Sweden!