This week has flown by. For the first part, I spent three days in Aalborg, a city in northern Denmark. I returned to Copenhagen late Wednesday where we then continued to explore urban themes in Copenhagen. Why, might you ask, am I not in class this week and am instead out and about in Denmark? … Continue reading Core Course Week: Aalborg and Copenhagen
This past weekend was LLC weekend, meaning all LLC’s spent the weekend talking about their unifying passions and getting to know their cohort better. For those of you who do not know, an LLC stands for a Living and Learning Community. It’s a housing option that allows students to live together based on a common … Continue reading LLC Weekend: Unleash your inner Social Justice Warrior
Hej! (That's "hi" in Danish) As some of you might be wondering, why am I studying abroad in Denmark? How and why did I choose DIS? All are reasonable questions, since choosing a study abroad program and country are fundamental in shaping your experience abroad. As an urban studies major, I did not have that … Continue reading Why Denmark? Why DIS?
Wow. What a week. So I landed last Saturday in the afternoon. I met other students at the airport and was bused to our dorm in the city. After dragging my bags up four flights of stairs, I met my roommate and unpacked my stuff (there is surprisingly a ton of storage space #blessed). Afterwards, … Continue reading Getting to Know the Neighborhood + Settling In
One more day. I have one more day until I leave for Copenhagen! I’m truly in the final stretch – I checked out my syllabi on courseworks, I looked over the orientation schedule, and I talked to my roommate for the first time. It's safe to say that the nerves and excitement are real. … Continue reading T-23 Hours
By this time next week, I will have arrived in Copenhagen. I have repeated variations of this phrase since I found out I would be spending my Spring semester in Copenhagen, Denmark. Two months 'til I am in Copenhagen... One month 'til I am in Copenhagen... Three Weeks 'til I am in Copenhagen ... you get the idea. I know this repetition might seem extreme, to say the least, but I've known I wanted to study … Continue reading By This Time Next Week…