This entry serves as an introduction between students at Orebro University, Sweden; Stanford University, USA, and Khabarovsk, Russia. Read a more detailed description of this exchange.
Greetings, good people of Stanford and Khabarovsk. It’s with great honor and delightfulness that we now start this exchange of cultural knowledge.
This is the other half of group four. We are Shadust, Jonas and Louise.
Shadust, 23 years old and I like to dance. I love the rhetorical program because it helps me to transform my ideas, to paper and words.
Jonas, 22 years old and into anything regarding sports (plays football, not soccer). I consider myself a true Viking. I fit in perfectly with the stereotype that is Swedish people, I got it all. Blond, blue eyes and love sarcasm.
Louise, 22 years old and always with a smile. Love to laugh and have fun. 🙂
There is so much to learn about Sweden and our ways. Sweden is considered a very cold country with polarbears on the street, which is partly true (the weather, not the polarbears). At the moment it is extremely dark and cold 24/7. We’ve got very distinct seasons. Spring, summer, fall and winter. Right now we really long for the summer when the sun doesn’t set until eleven o’clock.
We’re proud of our food and got a lot of traditions regarding food. For example, on all the big holidays we tend to eat a special kind of fish called herring, meatballs, potatoes and eggs.
The typical stereotype of Swedish people is that we’re very introvert. We couldn’t agree less. Happy, social and outgoing are the three words we would use to describe the Swedish people. We hope that you find this to be true. Something that you may not know and maybe want to take into consideration is that Swedish people are very punctual (especially Louise).
Something that we’ve always wondered is, how come people in America always keep their shoes on indoors? We find this weird and unpractical. Does this phenomenon exist in Russia as well?
We hope to hear from you all soon. Live long and prosper.
Shadust, Jonas, Louise