As a sidebar…but one SO VERY important to understanding daily Swedish life. The concept, purpose, and ritual of the fika explained. This is a six part documentary we should all put into our daily practice:
Some updates for Sunday’s events. Most of us went to Järvzoo for the day so here are a few pictures of our discoveries.
Guess who is who?…………………………and of course, FIKA TIME even at the zoo!
The CSB/SJU Gnome heckling the Rastafarian muskoxen!
Sarah K. and Casey were off with their host family!
A new find in Sweden…can we bring back any of these for anyone? If so would you eat them in public?
I expect they would be extra sour!
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University’s 2016 Sweden ITE Program departed today for Edsbyn and Alfta, Sweden.
The final part of the Swedish Adventure: STOCKHOLM!
Stockholm: A City of Islands
The Drottningholm Palace
The Vasa Museum: Sweden’s 1628 War Ship
Student Spa Day: Fish Pedicure
Walking the city for the views!
Obligatory Stockholm Selfies
“Went to teach children, ended up eating a lot of butter and taking photos of nature instead.”
– Olivia Rodriguez, 2015
As usual, it is hard to believe that the end of May has arrived. This trip is going by quickly! Today Olivia and Rachel went to Söderhamn with their host family (Stina and Benny). Philip, Gabby, Kelly, and I went to Jarvzoo. When we left Alfta we it was raining steadily (as it had been for all of yesterday and through the night) so I was not certain what the conditions would be like at the zoo. The students were steadfast and focused to see the animals at the zoo no matter the weather. As we arrived the rain lightened (it did not ever really stop raining until well into the adventure) and we set forth. The animals were very active…which we attributed to the fact that they had been able to get week rested over the past 2 days of constant rain.
Prerequisite Swedish Moose
The pathway through the natural habitat zoo.
Momma Bear Fika in the cabin Wolf feeding time
Gabby, Kelly and Philip at the Jarvzoo overlook: