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... afternoon. As we returned to Umeċ we vowed to meet them again when we return.
Later we had a light supper with Tommy and Tina and then we walked from their apartment back to the Scandic. We followed the snowy path along the river and crossed the pedestrian bridge just a few blocks from the hotel. The crisp evening air filled our lungs and hearts with happy holiday spirits.
It was a really special day!
... s family along with his wife´s family in Stärkesmark for Julafton. It was a marvelous typical Christmas Eve afternoon. When we arrived we all sat down for Fika, coffee and goodies along with Jul glögg.
Afterwards, right on cue, the entire family gathers in the TV room to watch Kalle Anka. This program is televised all over Sweden on SVT1. Every adult in the room can remember seeing the same program in their childhood. It isn´t Christmas Eve without Donald ...
My time in Sweden is coming to a close, so I thought I would give a little synopsis of the things I learned the last four weeks:
-Students in Sweden don't wear shoes in school
-Students with severe cognitive disabilities attend a separate school from what would be their neighborhood school
-Swedish students begin learning English in first grade, and chose a third language to learn starting in sixth grade
-Swedish is not exactly easy to pick up on
-It is ...
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 ...
... went and checked out Subway here to save some money because food here is VERY expensive. It wasn't much different than in the ones in the US, except they don't have spinach which I was not happy about. I also got to FaceTime with Jon, which was awesome. It was really nice to be able to talk to him instead of just text.
Tomorrow, we have our first class so I will be going to bed early tonight! I promise to post more this ...