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Hello guys,

I write to you this week with a heavy heart, following the tragic events of last friday.

As you all know I am a French citizen. Even though, I was not born in Paris, I still have a lot of connections over there such as friends or family members. I did a part of my education very close to the center of Paris. France is a not a big nation so we all have some sort of connections with Paris.

I would like to thank Stockholm University as well as Stockholm Business School for being very reactive and human in such a tragic period.

Here is the message they sent to SBS exchange students as well as French students at SBS:

Information regarding the terrorist attacks in Paris
On Saturday, Stockholm University contacted students who are on exchange at French universities. The students were given information about support and were invited to get in touch with their departments. There are no indications that any exchange student from Stockholm University has been damaged. In addition, incoming exchange students from France, now studying at Stockholm University, were contacted with offers of support.

Support for students
Students related to France and who feel anxious because of what has happened in Paris, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Health Service, tel. 08-674 77 00.

Student Health Service reception ​opening hours are the following:

Mon – Wed 8:30 to 11:30 and 13:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday 13: 00-16:00

original article: http://www.su.se/english/about/news-and-events/press/information-regarding-the-terrorist-attacks-in-paris-1.256114

It’s really great to have all this help available. Even though I was not in Paris during the time of the attack I really feel affected. I have a lot of friends who lost friends or relatives.

Credits: French embassy in Sweden.

The French community gathered on Saturday afternoon at T-centralen sergelstorg. Special thanks to French ambassador and Swedish minister of education for participating.

Foto: Louise Andrén Meiton / Credits: svd.se

Foto: Louise Andrén Meiton / Credits: svd.se

Here are two articles of journals that interviewed me. I tried to express to the best extent my feelings about this attack:

1*) Hur hittar man styrkan att kämpa och inte vara rädd?

” – Vi kan inte stanna hemma och stänga in oss för det skulle vara att ge dem rätt. Vi måste visa att vi är ett land och att vi står enade, säger Alexis Barnier.”

http://www.svd.se/fransman-i-sverige-sokte-stod-hos-varandra/i/senaste

2*) “Nu är jag rädd över vad som kommer härnäst

För Alexis Barnier, 20, känns det viktigt att visa att fransmännen enas, oavsett i vilket de befinner sig i.

http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/viktigt-att-sverige-visar-sin-solidaritet/

Let’s finish this post by saying that Education is the key answer to all that terror happening lately. Education has no boundaries. Education will help us to create a better future where each culture, religion and citizen will understand another.

Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite” Vive La France!

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Author: Alex Barnier

Student at Stockholm Business School.

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