The first Sunday of Advent is just as important as Lucia in Sweden. Advent - the four weeks leading up to Christmas. 
Happy 'Scandinavian' Thanksgiving in America!
The fourth Thursday of each November is a time of migration all over the United States. 

Christmas in Swedish America 2019
 Christmas events are already in full swing - or at the very least you can get them on your calendar now so you don't miss a thing.  
Sweden in a nutshell
From north to south and east to west, at 173,860 sq miles third largest country in the EU by area.  

Food in the wintry north
 Sami culinary traditions in Jokkmokk, kaffeost (coffee cheese) in Kangos and food served on ice in Jukkasjarvi. 
The lucky Swede.
One of the classical stories of rags to riches to rags is the career of the Swedish immigrant Erik Olof Lindblom.  
Fika for Swedes in Mississippi
It seems wherever you go these days, there's a kanelbulle and good coffee for a fika craving Swede. 

Winning combination
 Explore, discover and embrace your Swedish roots while pursuing your master's studies. 
Swedish contrasts at Toronto Film Festival
The two Swedish films in Toronto are polar opposites: one trying to find lost time while the other is finding artistic endlessness.  
The world's most expensive cities
Living in Stockholm is expensive, but here’s some good news: There are 55 other cities in the world that are more expensive to live in.  
Vital images from New York Film Festival
Expect the best new films of the year and fresh new faces but also a fascinating retrospective section. 

Filling up your car in Sweden
 Expensive yes but far from the most expensive and on par with several other countries in Europe. 
Ö till ö
Synergy in Sweden - Q&A with Swimrun champions Helen Wikmar and Emma Wanberg 
Recognizing a treasure
Birger Sandzén is one of the greatest Swedish-American artists.  
Heading to Sweden?
Ideas for your trip and thoughts on what to experience in Sweden this summer. 
Natural Cycles in the U.S.
The first intelligent birth control app that may prevent pregnancy without hormones is available in the U.S. 
New Glass Now
The Corning Museum of Glass offers a blueprint of contemporary glass in a highly anticipated exhibit opening on May 11. 
Building tall in Sweden
Today, there are not many skyscrapers in Sweden, but this may change within a few years.  

Orienteering: It's all about finding your way
 Orienteering is a sport that mirrors the Scandinavian spirit - a love of the outdoors, a rational approach to detail and a respect for healthy competition.  
Suspected money laundering   Multi-billion amounts may have been laundered through Swedbank, according to an investigative reporting team... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
No help for ISIS Swedes  Donald Trump has urged European countries to take back their respective IS members captured... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Russian jet provocation  A Russian fighter jet flew just 70 feet (20 meters) from a Swedish signal... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
More foreign students   The number of international students at universities and colleges in Stockholm keeps rising and... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Best burgers in Europe
The list of 50 Best Burgers in Europe from Big 7 readers. 
Sweden ranks high among Best Countries
Best in the world for women, raising children and green living. 

Learning (and teaching) Swedish
 As we work on offering you more opportunities to practice your Swedish, we had the opportunity to hear from a teacher of Swedish in Sweden.  
Blue and yellow: the Swedish national costume
We wanted to offer a little history on nationella draekten, the national costume, and in our research we discovered there is more to the blue and yellow than meets the eye. 

Moving to Sweden
 What is it like to actually move to Sweden? A recently relocated Californian about his first year in Stockholm. 
Chalmers and Berkeley
Chalmers teams up with Berkeley to help Volvo Cars  
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