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...Holidayed in the Arctic Circle

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By lora_dee_and_her_compass | Views [223] | Scholarship Entry

The first time I seen the Northern Lights, I was 14, staring mesmerised from the study window of my home in Belfast, a rarity so far South… from that moment I was hooked. Ten years later, when deciding where to go for the Easter break with my then boyfriend, ... Read more >

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Stockholm summertime

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By ems33 | Views [217] | Scholarship Entry

In my opinion, Sweden is one of Europe’s hidden gems. One day last summer, I made my first visit to Stockholm; my sister and I were eighteen, and we were visiting my best friend there. Following excursions to exciting cultural sites such as the ABBA ... Read more >

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The Stockholm Rat Pack

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By extra_ordinaryadventures | Views [309] | Scholarship Entry

I'll never forget when I met Sammy Davis in a blues bar in Stockholm. Arriving in the Swedish capitol, I managed to find my hostel after a few wrong turns and checked into my room. Due to an exhausting ten hour bus ride, I was too tired to manage the ... Read more >

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Recollections of a Dream

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By elora | Views [154] | Scholarship Entry

The plane was in the air for eight hours but landed 14 hours after take off. From when I left home to the time I arrived, I traveled more than 5100 miles on the first airplane rides of my life. Through a combination of last-minute late-night packing ... Read more >

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One Simply Cannot Be a Tourist

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By forward | Views [171] | Scholarship Entry

One intelligent man once said: “If you never try, you will never know”. Oh dear, he was more than right! Talking about me, I am impulsive. And I am crazy enough to get into rough situations. It happens all the time but just a matter of fact I should ... Read more >

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At the Champagnegalopp

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By kmasters | Views [225] | Scholarship Entry

Jonas tells me to get there early. Go straight after the boat race. Apparently there is no time to yell ‘SKÅL’ with ten thousand students from all over Sweden, sculling down øl and wine, while sitting in the sun crowded by thousands. He should know. ... Read more >

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Your truth is your power

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By e-l | Views [368] | Scholarship Entry

I’ll never forget the day that made me feel like a profound sad looser. I was in snowy and frosty Sweden experiencing my worst trip abroad. A few days earlier, elated to take a break from my job, I woke up in the morning with a large smile on my face ... Read more >

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Digging for dirt

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By soulsearchinstarchild | Views [333] | Scholarship Entry

The general consensus among the locals seemed to be that Kyle was crazy. This is already his second attempt, and I frankly just don't think it can be done in this climate. He is obsessed with this idea, he has no job but a wife and kids. Completely ... Read more >

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How to Warm a Soul

Tue, 13 May 2014 | By theonejordan | Views [240] | Scholarship Entry

Utterly exhausting. There is no complete way to describe the eyelash-curling cold found in the far north of Sweden. Necessity demanded that I ignore my toes, however this was an easy choice because they had stopped communicating with me hours ago. ... Read more >

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Hunting the Northern Lights

Mon, 12 May 2014 | By apinchofearth | Views [258] | Scholarship Entry

So why indeed do travellers brave the Arctic winters? What if someone told you that in a far away land, away from these city lights, chaos, skyscrapers, malls, movies and pollution; in a land deep hidden in the frozen world of the North Pole, during the ... Read more >

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Transportation Frustration

Sun, 11 May 2014 | By rdon13 | Views [191] | Scholarship Entry

I'll never forget the day when, unfortunately, the chain on my bike broke, rendering the bike completely useless. This was quite a dilemma for me, as the apartment I am living in is about a 30-45 min. walk from class. Thankfully it was the weekend, so ... Read more >

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Moving to Europe

Sat, 10 May 2014 | By triperia | Views [164] | Scholarship Entry

Nor Paris, neither London. The first city in Europe I have met was Stockholm. Peculiar, right? Last year my boyfriend moved from Brazil to Sweden to study. I was a little tired of my job and looking forward for a great adventure, so I came with him. I ... Read more >

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I'll take that relocation, thanks

Thu, 8 May 2014 | By scienceonskis | Views [166] | Scholarship Entry

If you ask a Swede about the island of Gotland, you’ll get one of two responses: that it’s the best place ever, or that it’s horribly boring and there’s nothing to do. When I learned two months ago that I would be required to move to Gotland for work, ... Read more >

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Amazed By The Locals' Kindness

Thu, 8 May 2014 | By wanderlustico | Views [126] | Scholarship Entry

Last year, I was backpacking in Europe and I spent a whole week in Malmö, Sweden. During that week I experienced two touching situations, both of them in two different nights but at the same place, Malmö's Central Station which I consider a nice coincidence.... Read more >

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Good day turned bad than great.

Mon, 5 May 2014 | By jencastro | Views [163] | Scholarship Entry

It was freshman year of college and we had just started our trip three month study abroad in Sweden. My roommate and I had decided to go to England because I had never been. There were two airports in Gothenburg and there were two opinions for getting ... Read more >

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