We´re Emelie and Tove and we study rhetoric and leadership at Örebro University. It´s going to be really fun to get to know all of you, and to learn more about your cultures and how our cultures interact.
As a first step, we thought we’d tell you a thing or two about us here in Sweden. What is up with us? Two keywords to get to know us are ”fika” (a smaller meal, consisting of different types of snacks and coffee, where the social aspect of it probably is more important than the eating itself) and ”lagom” (never too much and never too little, just about enough of everything, this expression can be applied to everything in the Swedish society, never stand out!). Despite (or because of) the long and cold winter we all just love our beautiful Swedish summer when the nature turns green and people lighten up. Did you know that in some parts of Sweden, during summertime, the sun never goes down? Another thing about us Swedes is that we rather celebrate midsummer than our own national holiday and we seem to be more proud of the pop group ABBA than of our Royal family.
Emelie’s my name and I’m a soon-to-be 20-year-old from a small town called Mora. I moved to Örebro last autumn to begin my studies at the University. Writing is something I’ve always liked, so when I found out there was a student magazine here in Örebro, I immediately wanted to try it out! Beside studying and writing, I love to work out. Mainly I take different classes at a nearby gym, and since I’m dancing kind of girl, zumba is my favourite! To catch the small amount of daylight we experience here during this time of year, I often try to take a walk in the (hopefully) beautiful weather.
I’m Tove Quick and 28 years ago I was born here in Örebro. I like this town, it’s “lagom”, but what I like even more is my two year old daughter, music and travelling! Mostly I’ve travelled in Europe so I really look forward to get a glimpse of what life is like in Russia and USA. Just like Emelie I like dancing and going to the gym, but most of all I like music. I just love singing, writing songs and, of course, listening to music. Örebro University is a great university with inspiring teachers and students. At the moment we’re taking a class called Cross Cultural Rhetoric and thanks to that we get to know you guys! My major is Rhetoric but I will also study leadership and communication in the coming couple of years.