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This is a brief report on a summer study abroad program which the University of Illinois conducted in Northern Sweden and Svalbard, Norway between 2012-2016, for which the author served as program organizer and instructor. It originally appeared as a post on the U.S. Department of State's blog "Our Arctic Nation," which reported on Arctic connections between each of the states in the union and the District of Columbia ( ). This blog was condensed for this commemorative book which was printed in a limited edition by U.S. Arctic Council Chairmanship Initiative.

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