Author Archives: Jessica Sjöstedt

About Jessica Sjöstedt

I am a 26 year old Swede who is normally studying for a Bachelor of English at Malmö University. Right now however, I am outside of Adelaide, spending a semester at the Flinders University. I like writing, baking, languages, friendships, literature, babies, nail polish, social science and cheese.

Signs of a koala

Koalas. Australia’s pride. I got to cuddle one when we went to Kangaroo Island and he held on to me like I was an Eucalyptus tree with sunglasses. I would still love to see one for real though, a wild … Continue reading

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Sick for your home?

Homesickness is a vicious disease that can strike at any moment, without any symptoms or premonitions. Homesickness is like a virus, a feeling in your chest that something is wrong, a condition that is impossible for outsiders to detect. Homesickness … Continue reading

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Living on campus

Anybody interested in the practicalities of taking your stuff and move to the other side of the world for half a year? Here it goes. Part 1. How I live. I live in the Village, a part of the Flinders … Continue reading

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Interesting Internationals

Although I study a fairly international program back in Sweden, where all the classes and books are in English and exchange students as well as international students are more than welcome, I tend to hang out mainly with Swedes. I … Continue reading

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The Dangers of the Camera

I did not bring a camera along as I embarked on this adventure. I have a smart phone, and I have the possibility to buy a camera should I need and/or miss one. So far however, I don’t. Sure, I … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Seal Bay

The past weekend I joined a trip organized by the ISSU, Internation Students Support Unit (or something similar), to go to Australia’s third biggest island, Kangaroo Island. The trip was guided by an awesome Australian girl called Ngaire, and the … Continue reading

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Spider pants

A couple of mornings ago when I was about to put on my jeans that had been lying on the floor, thrown into a pile, something relatively scary happened. I stuck my hands into the pockets of the pants to … Continue reading

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An update from Adelaide

And so, the time has come, for me to finally let you know what has happened in my life since I last wrote about not rambling on about my boyfriend and my packing problems. I apologize for the wait, but … Continue reading

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Packing problems and nervous excitement

These are my first, trembling steps onto the ice that is the Border Crossings Blog. I feel like a mix between Bambi and her mother. I am an experienced blogger, yes, but this is my first time writing in such … Continue reading

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