December 1st, 2017 in Taiwan

Last day of study visits. We got up early after a late night outing. We took the public transport to a new side of the city that we’ve never seen to visit the Nicaraguan Embassy. This meeting was very interesting and different. Nicaragua is one of the few countries that...

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November 30th, 2017 in Taiwan

On Thursday, our group marched on to the headquarters of the World League of Freedom and Democracy (WLFD). We were warmly greeted by the President of the WLFD, Mr. Yao Eng-Chi, and the WLFD R.O.C. Chapter President, Mr. Tseng Yung-Huan, as well as four other long-term advisors. President Yao gave...

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November 29th, 2017 in Taiwan

Out of all the days we spent rushing through the streets and offices in Taipei, Wednesday was by far the most intense, albeit being a lot of fun. We started the day with a short briefing about Taiwan’s role in Asia at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They showed us...

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November 28th, 2017 in Taiwan

The sun peaked through thin blinds, while sleepy swedes stirred from jet-lagged sleep. With blue skies and a temperature of 30 C, memories of cold and rainy Sweden quickly faded in this tropical paradise. Our first meeting of the day started at Covestro. It’s a German-owned polymer company with focus...

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November 27th, 2017 in Taiwan

Democratic Progressive Party The first meeting of the day was with the youth branch of the Democratic Progressive Party which is the current leading party in Taiwan which also celebrated the 33-year anniversary for the party. The party’s key issues concern labour and economy with focus and small and middle-sized...

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Thoughts on Western Sahara

When a group of students with a big interest in international politics are making plans for a trip to Morocco, one topic being discussed will for sure be the situation in Western Sahara. The area is located south of Morocco and has been occupied by the country since the 70’s,...

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Cultural mixes in Morocco: Arab, French and Berber 

Oh, beautiful Rabat. It’s so easy to long back for you! À bientôt, inchallah. Once you arrive in Morocco you are immediately stricken by the bilingualism of the country. The sound of chatter in French and Arabic will reach your ears and wherever you look signs that will guide you...

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Onwards to Fez and Chefchaouen

  After an early wake-up on Saturday morning, it was time to say goodbye to our beloved fellow travellers. Two of us, though, were blessed with some lecture-free days by Lund University, so we stayed to explore some more of Morocco! Rabat is not a very touristy city, so less-travelled...

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Our third day in Rabat

Our third day in Rabat started off with a morning meeting with the organization ISESCO, a member organisation for Islamic countries that works to continuously promote education, science and cooperation over the borders.  The department in Rabat happens to be the head-quarter of the organization, so we were all mighty...

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Business and pleasure

As the sunrise casts its beams on the roof tops of the ”medina” to the compelling sound of an imam’s prayers, a new day dawns for our travelers. After having finished our delicious Moroccan breakfast on the terrace, there was no time for second breakfast. We swiftly gathered outside the...

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