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.
Nice to “meet” you! These are the words of group 2, consisting of three young Swedish girls; Pernilla, Jenny and Nastaran.
Pernilla is 19 years old and graduated high school last year. She enjoys music, fashion and hanging out with her friends. Jenny is also 19 and graduated high school last year, she spends a lot of her time singing, dancing and having fun with her friends and boyfriend. Nastaran is 22 years old and enjoys listening to house music and watching soccer. Something we all have in common is that we like to “fika”.
If you have read the former blogposts from us in Sweden, you already know what subject we are studying. We do not wish to repeat this information since, according to the rhetorical teaching, too much repetition is no good…!
After talking to international students here at Örebro University, we have been given a more “objective” picture of how Swedes behave and interact with each other. We are said to be quite reserved and very individual. We don’t often spontaniously make contact with people we don’t know. However, we are also described as very nice and caring.
We know that the stereotypical picture of a Swedish person is blond, blue eyes, quite tall and beautiful. This is not necessarily true…
Pernilla to the left and Jenny to the right. Nastaran didn’t want to participate in the picture! She’s cute though!
Hoping to hear from you soon!
Pernilla, Jenny and Nastaran