My life is dominated by inside spaces… claustrophobic classrooms, literally large libraries, and transient trains. Why go outside in the freezing rain or biting sunlight when I can jump from place to place? In a city, the outdoors is only a backdrop to what hidden gems lie inside closed doors and dirty window panes, beckoning … More Looking through the glass
This weekend was the DIS short study trips with your core program group. I went with my European Culture and History:Prague group to southern Jutland to see how the history of the Denmark-Germany border region has shaped contemporary Denmark and people’s memory and identity. The trip was so much fun despite the foggy, rainy, and … More Short Study Trip: PhotoTour
I love Wednesdays. We don’t have class but do have day trips with our classes, if they’re scheduled. Last Wednesday was the trip to the DR station with Lost in Translation. But today, nothing. Which is great considering it snowed in the morning but then became freezing rain. I’ve been able to get my work … More Lazy Wednesdays
It snowed today!! I awoke to a winter wonderland just beyond my window pane. I love that first dusting of snow. It makes everything so quiet and pure. These are pictures from my backyard. This afternoon I went with Michael and Lotte to Nadja, my host sister’s, disco dance competition. It is seriously called disco … More Snow and Disco
Yes I am actually in Copenhagen! As you can see below, I finally took some pictures and successfully posted them to this blog. YAY! Today DIS took us to Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, a town north of Copenhagen. The castle is now a museum but used to be the palace and home of the Danish … More Week One Summary
This week just keeps getting more and more interesting. From getting lost en route to the train station, searching for authentic Danish smørrebrød, arriving to survival Danish an hour late after alarm failure, riding a bike home with about 50 pounds of books, failing to lock my awesome yellow bike, watching Obama’s inauguration with a … More It takes getting lost to find your way
I’m here! Currently sitting in my room at the Jeppesen’s house, thinking that this has been the longest day of my life. But so far so good. I already met some cool DIS people on the plane to Copenhagen and the hellish registration/check-in that lasted from 7am to noon. It was great to share our … More Arrived! Happy and Exhausted.