Author: mdixon12

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Walk Sweden

This is the first part of a new series that I am delighted to present. Some of you may already know about the benefits of walking from this Ted talk.  Needless to say, getting...

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All Smith students know…

Spring is internship season. And that means filling out forms, practicing interview skills, and updating resumes. But for students abroad, it also means managing a slew of other issues. In this article, I’ll explain...

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Tourist —> Local

About halfway through my time abroad, homesickness crept up on me. Even though I’d read extensively on culture shock and felt convinced that the honeymoon phase would end, I still didn’t notice it happening....

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The Week of Easter

Religion is one of the most interesting differences among cultures, but it’s not something that I expected to encounter in Sweden. Although about two-thirds of the population are members of the Church of Sweden,...

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We’re having a party, don’t forget your onesie!

Anyone who has studied in Sweden, regardless of which university they attended, will probably know about ‘The Nations.’ They’re sort of like fraternities and sororities, except… Everything is co-ed (Prepare yourself for a naked...

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An Afternoon in Copenhagen

Less than an hour’s train ride from Lund, Copenhagen is a prime destination for international visitors and Swedish natives alike. I opted to take the famous Øresund Bridge (the longest combined road and rail...

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Something Very New

Hello everyone! My name is Madeline Dixon and I’m a sophomore studying marketing, psychology, and entrepreneurship. While I’m in Sweden, I’ll be focusing on entrepreneurship, both in my coursework and an internship. I’ve always...