Besides being an intern at UArctic, Francesca Stoppani is also a journalist and former editorial team member for the University of Iceland Newspaper Stúdentablaðið. She had the chance to work side by side with Shared Voices managing editor Hannele Palviainen, and to contribute to the magazine´s 2022 issue as a writer and editorial team member.

"In September 2021, I started working as a trainee for the UArctic International Secretariat in Rovaniemi, Finland. I will be in the so-called Arctic Capital and Finnish Lapland’s main city until June 2022. Reindeers in the middle of the streets, endless treelines, frozen rivers, the sweet Finnish passive-aggressiveness and, of course, Santa Claus are just some of the elements that make this city…charming, to say the least. Paraphrasing the words of Italy’s former PM, the food is not great, but the seasonal sweet treats are serious bangers. "

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Traineeship Stories: Working with UArctic in the Capital of Lapland — Stúdentablaðið (