This day marked the first day of school for all the girls. The six girls were split into groups of two and went to different schools in Edsbyn and Alfta. The schools include Lillboskolan, Rotebergs skola, and Alftaskolan.
Let’s see what the Swedish school system has in store for us!
Continuing the exploration, the gang decided to attend the farmers market and take a look around Bollnäs.
The farmers market had a lot of cool things that can’t be anywhere else.
This is part of a fence in the making. They can be found all over Edsbyn. Each are hand-made and can take quite a while to finish an entire fencing unit. They require immense strength, patience, and collaboration.
These are kolbullar. Basically, they are giant bacon pancakes, fried in lard with lingonberry jam and sugar on top. Trust me, it tastes way better than it sounds. Just look at the picture and the smile on Alli’s face.
Interesting things are happening here in Edsbyn and Alfta! The first official day of study abroad has begun. This day was spent touring and meeting the locals. Immediately, everyone started immersing themselves with the new language and culture. Thus, new friendships and memories naturally occurred.
Brian Mumma led the new group of future bright teachers to the International Teaching Externship in Sweden. This new group included Emerita Palencia, Megan Baker, Raina Jean, Matty McGarvey, Cassie Renckens, and Alli Schiffler.