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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Are you an international student and interested in writing for the Swedish Institute?

The Swedish Institute (SI) is a public agency that promotes interest in Sweden abroad. SI seeks to establish cooperation and lasting relations with other countries through active communication and cultural, educational and scientific exchanges.

During early autumn of 2008 SI launched SwedenInTouch.se an internet community for international students in Sweden. SwedenInTouch.se is a way for students to stay in touch with each other and also with Sweden. Users are able to create their own pages, get invitations to Sweden related events, post photos, connect with their host university and create their own blogs and forum topics, just to mention a few things.

We are looking for international students who would like to share their experiences and
express them by blogging on SwedenInTouch. If you are international student who will be studying in Sweden during the coming semester or who have recently studied in Sweden then we look forward to see you as a blogger on SwedenInTouch.se.

Your Blog may cover any subject related to the experience of being an international student in Sweden. Approximately 200 words written twice a week.

We are looking for people available to participate between February 18th and June 30st.

Participants will receive:
-650 SEK in gift vouchers to be used at http://www.swedenbookshop.com/
-A reference letter from the Swedish Institute stating your participation as an international blogger on SwedenInTouch.

If you are interested...
... please, contact Lisa Larsson at SwedenInTouch@si.se no later than February 10th with information about:
- A short presentation of yourself (100 words)
- Which university you are attending/have attended, for how long and what subjects you are studying
- Country of origin
- Your contact information (phone, email and full name)

Contact person
Lisa Larsson
Dep. for Communications and Marketing
Phone: +46 (0) 8-453 7914
Email: SwedenInTouch@si.se

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