Frozen landscape

SIS student 1965-1969

The SIS years were probably some of the most important years in my life in determining who I am today. The exposure to the international environment created in me a great interest in the greater world which we all share. I have spent over 30 years with the U.S. National Park Service and the best experience has been serving as Ranger Relief coordinator with the International Ranger Federation to mobilize surplus uniforms and equipment from North American conservation agencies for use by rangers in less developed countries.

The exposure to the international environment created in me a great interest in the greater world which we all share.

Einar Olsen

Memories from SIS include Ms. Dietz’s presence, long bus rides to Katrineholm, the stressful visits to the dental school and its awful smell, and the unique architecture of the Katrineholm building. When we moved downtown I was grateful for the shorter bus rides, the basement gym and team handball, soccer in the park across the street, my first crush on a girl, after school skating at the rink by the NK store, and good friends from many countries. A number of the boys at the school were members of a scouting troop.

For one winter hike across the ice near Drottningholm, one of the young, attractive British teachers joined us. The cracking ice frightened her and the scout leader took her on a different route. They ended up getting very lost and returned back to Stockholm very late that night. The rumors followed….

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