Interviewee: Maria Lundhammar
Interviewer: Max Elden
1) What is your average weekday and weekend like?
– How many hours do you go to school? Weekdays, I study from 8.30 to around 15.00 in the Gymnasium.
– How many hours of homework do u have weekdays & weekends?
– How many hours do u have for yourself weekday & weekend? I usually spend time with friends after school, and make something to eat in my apartment. Spending time with friends, working at McDonalds
2) Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I haven’t made a decision about what I want to do as a profession. I’ll be living in a big city, not necessarily in Sweden, probably somewhere else. I don’t expect to have any children.
3) What is your favorite thing you like about living in Sweden?
What I like most about Sweden is that it’s a safe place to live in, a nice place to grow up in and has gender equality. Also I like the huge difference between the seasons.
4) What do you dislike most about living in Sweden?
The climate gets cold and dark in the winter. Swedish people don’t take initiative and are afraid of meeting new people.
5) What are Swedish students most passionate about?
In Sweden, every individual has integrity and students are passionate about take decisions on their own.
6) What do Swedish students know about Turkey and how do they view Turkish people?
Turkey is a worm country, has pretty religious people and no one driniks alcohol.
7) If someone were to visit Sweden, where would you recommend they visit first?
Dalarna: a region in the north of Sweden with beautiful nature and spectacular traditions, especially mid-summer.
8) Any one interesting fact about the Swedish way of life?
We put butter on sandwiches, slice cheese in thin slices and put it on sandwiches, also we drink fresh milk. If it’s more than 20 degrees outside, it means that the weather is extremely hot!
9) How do you feel about the fact that a racist party entered the parliament?
I don’t like the new party and I think Sweden should be a multi-cultural country, open for everyone. Sweden should develop and can become a better place to live in if people with different backgrounds mix in the Swedish society.
10) Research shows that Swedish people struggle with depression even though Sweden is one of the healthiest and wealthiest countries of the world. Do you think there is a reason for this?
We haven’t been to war for over 200 years, maybe we’re trying to create problems. Another reason could be that Sweden is a vey dark place to live in during the winter, and this might affect our psychology.