Finishing High School and Becoming a University Student in Sweden: “Ta Studenten”

In Sweden, there’s an expression: “ta studenten”, which means that you have graduated from high school and now can study in the university. You are not yet a university student, but you are allowed to put on the students cap and brag about your new social tastes as almost grown up. This is a big time for every Swede. Different high schools finish the semester in different times, so in June in the biggest cites in Sweden, you’ll see different classes every Friday celebrating their exam and making noise all over the city, preferably by standing in open large vans shouting and screaming. There will by traffic jam, hard to get passed the streets in some areas and all over you see young adults wearing white and and light coloured clothes and...