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... about 8:20 and then the chef can and opened the baggage room for us to put our luggage into. We only got to the school about 20 minutes after the first class had begun (not too bad).
After school, we went back to the hostel. It is a four person room and is very nice! We relaxed for a while and then went to our favorite restaurant in Umeň - Vezzo for dinner.
Tomorrow we have class at the University from 8:30 AM to 11:30 ...
... of the city. It will definitely be an adventure learning how to use the bus system! We had dinner at a place called Max which is similar to a McDonald's, however, they put sauces on their burgers. Max was founded in Northern Sweden and is one of the largest restaurant chains in the country. The burger was better than McDonald's but definitely still tasted like a fast food burger.
- Schooling in Sweden is completely free ...
On the first day at the Allstar restaurant our waitress was Swedish and is getting her Masters Degree at the University, but grew up in South Carolina. She "took us under her wing" and has been helping us adjust to the Swedish culture. She invited us to an international fika (pronounced fee-kah). A fika is a break that people all over Sweden take to enjoy coffee, tea, and a pastry while socializing with others. This happens twice a day in between meals ...
... our plane:
- The plane was an Airbus 340-300
- It had 245 seats
- The cruising speed was about 560 mph
- The altitude was 38,000 feet
On Monday and Tuesday this week we had our class at the university! It was really interesting to learn about how different the Swedish school system is from ours. We have students from Australia, Germany, Slovenia, and Sweden so we got to learn a lot about education in all of these countries. In Germany and Slovenia, for example, students get an allowance to go to school because they aren't able to work full time. And they only pay 100 Euro ...