Introduction to stereotypization

There are different levels of Swedish clichés. On the first level: red wooden houses and furniture with funny names. Later on maybe Lucia. Then you even learn about local clichés. I haven’t reached the highest level of chliché-knowledge but yesterday on a pub crawl at university I definitely met two real Stockholm-guys. It has something […]

Welcome to paradi…ehm, Sweden!

The first official Welcome-event for exchange students at Stockholm University mainly taught me three things: Swedish Institutions will take care of you. Swedes love their clichés. They know how to promote themselves. During 4.5 hours we got information about almost everything – wifi access, evacuation plans and health advices: According to the university’s nurse I […]