Geology is wonderful: A post from Sweden Posted on September 16th, 2014 by


Elizabeth Froden (’16, Geology) is spending the semester in Sweden, studying at Uppsala University.   She sends this note:



I just wanted to pop in and say hi. I hope your semester is going well so far and that there’s lots of new geologists in the class of 2018!

Although it’s strange not to be at Gustavus, I’m having a great time here. Before school started I got to go to an island off the coast of Sweden called Gotland, which is one of the prettiest places I’ve ever been. They have all sorts of bizarre geologic features too so I got to be a little nerdy. The first two pictures I have attached are of the sea stacks (or raukar in Swedish) that we saw (one with my friend Rachael for size reference).


I’m loving my classes. I had to drop the dinosaur class because it ended up conflicting with two of my other classes, but I found another cool sustainability class called Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures instead. For my Baltic Sea class we got to go out in waders to examine the coastline this weekend. You’ll notice there’s a very dorky picture of that in here as well as a picture of the type of coast we were at. Take a look if you’re interested!

– Elizabeth”

[Editor’s note: Hey, if anyone ever calls you ‘dorky’ when you’re wearing awesome waders like that, you can tell them to go jump in a lake.]


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