Wonderful times in wonderful Thessaloniki: DIVA youth exchange

Posted in: Fun things!, Travelling on 30 June, 2017 by Sacha

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As I am writing this blog post, I am still a little bit ‘high’ from the last youth exchange that I attended. I got back to Sweden on 22 June, just before Midsummer, which means that I have been back for about a week now. I definitely needed some time to recover – quite literally, as I managed to get sick on the last day of the exchange. However, that doesn’t change that it was an incredible experience, and I would love to share a little bit about it with all of you.

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Summer break!

Posted in: General on 9 June, 2017 by Sacha

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This post will get posted as I am hopefully finishing (or maybe already have finished) my final assignment for the course Historiographies of Intersectional Gender Studies. Once it is handed it, I will have a pretty long summer break: from 11th of June till the 21st of August. This summer will mostly consist of a lot of travelling and cool things, which I am really looking forward to! On Sunday I will be travelling to Greece for my next Erasmus+ youth exchange, this time on LGBTQI+ issues and art! As this is very much related to my master’s program, I am really looking forward to it. I hope to learn a lot and to also use my own knowledge and experience to hopefully teach others some valuable things. Aside from this exciting trip, I will also be travelling to Central Europe (Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic) and I will visit my family in the Netherlands for a few weeks.

Throughout the summer, I am not completely sure how much I will be blogging, but I will definitely start again once the next semester starts. Enjoy your summer, and, if you will be studying in Linköping next semester: see you soon!


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Norrköping Pride

Posted in: Events on 2 June, 2017 by Sacha

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About a month ago I participated in Norrköping pride by walking in the pride parade that was organised as part of it. I participated together with Newcomers Östergötland, which is a network for LGBTQ people who are new to Sweden organised by RFSL (The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights). They organised weekly cafés for people to meet each other, and during the café in the week of the parade, we spend some time painting banners to use in the pride parade. Here are some pictures of the banners we made:

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Youth Exchange: 5D Future in Chania, Greece

Posted in: Travelling on 30 May, 2017 by Sacha

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I recently participated in another youth exchange, organised by System & G and part of Erasmus+. The exchange took place on Crete, Greece, in the city Chania, and was on the topic of democracy. During the exchange, young people from seven different countries met for a week to discuss this topic, as well as related concepts. In this post, I will talk a bit about the experience and share some pictures that I took. A lot of thanks to Tidsnätverket i Bergsjön for giving me this opportunity!

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Third face-to-face week: what to expect?

Posted in: Studying on 29 May, 2017 by Sacha

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When this message is posted, I just started the third face-to-face week within my master’s programme. I wrote about the previous face-to-face weeks here and here. These weeks are pretty important components of the programme, as these are the only weeks that (most) students are at the campus. During the week, we usually have a mix of lectures, seminars, and so-called co-tutor groups, where we meet in smaller student groups to discuss the literature and lectures.


Like I did for last face-to-face week, I figured it would be nice to give an idea of what you can expect from such a week. Here is the schedule for the week:





This week is not as heavy on lectures as the previous weeks have been. Instead, there is a lot of time for so-called Think Tank sessions. I am myself not completely sure yet what this will entail, but it has to do with discussing our final assignments for the course.

As always, the schedule is quite full, and usually some evenings are also taken up by going out for drinks or dinner. We all see each other so little, so when we are all gathered in Linköping it is nice to spend some time together outside of university!

I’m sure it’ll be quite a busy week, but I am looking forward to it nonetheless. And once we are done, there is only one week left until summer break!


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Sacha Bogaers

Sacha Bogaers
Hello everybody!
My name is Sacha, I am from the Netherlands and I recently came to Linköping to study gender studies.
I am looking forward to sharing my experiences in Linköping and Sweden. I hope that living here will give me the opportunity to see more of this beautiful country!

MSSc Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change

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