hello hello everyone! my name is Christian Wallace-bailey (as you can see above) and I’m a current junior History major at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. I’m studying abroad this term with DIS Stockholm, in a core course called Vikings and Power. I picked DIS for my abroad semester because I’ve been interested in Swedish culture and Sweden for a very long time, and it just seemed like a natural fit for me to head off on this program! I’m actually the first student from Whitman to get to be a part of DIS Stockholm, so I’m very excited to write this blog and bring back stores of my adventures over there for future whitties to get excited about.
Some other things about me: I’m a music minor at Whitman, and would consider myself a musician through and through. I’m super excited to absorb all the Stockholm music scene has to offer, despite the changes brought on because of coronavirus. I also love to hike and explore the outdoors (tack Allemansrätten!!) and experiment with cooking and baking, even though I’m not too great! I’m looking forward to bringing back the knowledge of how to make many Swedish treats to overwhelm my friends with when I return.
Despite coronavirus and all it’s problems, I’m excited for my time in Scandinavia and all the changes it will bring to my life! I hope you all can share a little bit of my enjoyment in this blog 🙂