Smart Growth Workshop in Lyksele, Sweden

On our trip to Scandinavia we visited the northern, Lapland area of Lyksele to attend a smart growth workshop. During the three day intensive workshop we were put into groups based upon our mutual interest in predetermined topics. The topic that we partook in was of gender equality. During this workshop we were assigned to […]

Volvo Headquarters

    6/4/2018   While in Gothenburg, Sweden we had the opportunity to visit the Volvo headquarters where we spent a good portion of the day learning about the company, seeing some of their work done up close and personal in their factories, and test driving vehicles. Volvo is a Swedish car manufacturer and they […]

There’s Always Time For Fika

The first thing we noticed at the Finish Embassy in Stockholm is that the intercom on the front door only has 2 buttons: Reception and Sauna. Apparently, for those that know the Finnish people, this was not surprising in the least. However, the most memorable aspect of our visit was our host Lars’ push to […]

Stockholm, Day 1

Day One of our Business in Scandinavia adventures did not disappoint. We met with three companies that were diverse in what they bring to the market but interestingly similar in their fundamental values and approach. These consistent themes were eye opening to observe and good confirmation about the strong influence Swedish culture has on its […]

What a Wild Ride!

As we end our journey across the Nordic countries, each of us have decided to reflect on our trip and what we took away as most valuable. Kyla: I write this as I sit in the airplane flying over the United States, just hours from home. While I am ready to go back to the […]

Tis the end!

As we wrap up this blog series, we would first like to thank our fearless leaders, Niklas, Clas, and Debra for setting up and coordinating this large group of students and navigating us through 4 cities in 3 different countries.  Also, we would like to take a moment and appreciate our classmates for being so […]

We’ve arrived in Finland!!!!

  We have arrived to the beautiful country of Finland! After a day of exploring, we took an exciting trip to the Rovio Corporation. Which most will know as the “Angry Birds” Headquarters. Rovio, which translates to bonfire, was created in 2003 by three Finnish students.  They started the company after creating a game for […]

The FINal Expedition

Sadly, we have arrived at our final destination, Helsinki, Finland and these business visits have not disappointed us or our peers. We had an opportunity to visit the Rovio Headquarters.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with that name, we are fairly certain you have heard of their most popular product, Angry Birds!   […]

Discovering Diversity in Scandinavia!

After visiting several companies around the three countries, Sweden, Estonia, and Finland. We recognized that diversity is an important aspect in the Scandinavian work place. Diversity is not only an important aspect of corporate culture, but in the Scandinavia culture as a whole. We have been aware that Scandinavian companies are very modern and progressive […]

A Re-Developing Country: Estonia

Hello! Hallå! Tere! Hei! Coming to Estonia has been quite a culture shock compared to Sweden. From the crazy boat adventure to our bus adventures; this country is extremely unique. Our first stop was E-Estonia where Crystal LaGrone, an Oklahoma native explained her experience with the technologically advanced Estonia. Here in Estonia you are required (all […]