Welcome to Dansking Queen!

Hello to family members, loyal friends, DIS prospective students and random stranger who landed on this page because you Googled “What is Hygge?” This blog is dedicated to my adventures studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark in the Spring of 2019. Here I will post the photos, the stories, the tips, the tricks, the ups and downs of my semester. Thanks for reading!

Recent Blog Posts

An adventure at open mic night

“Hey everyone,” two females, Tama and Nuka, introduce themselves for their audience: the folks at Cafe Hygge. “Tonight for you all, we are first going to play a rock n’ roll song.” It’s open mic night at Cafe Hygge, a place that claims to be the “coziest cafe in...

Denmark’s Must-Do’s: Winter Bathing

 I'm starting a new blog series called "Denmark's Must-Do's" which dives into all of my bucket list Danish things that I will (hopefully!) be doing with my remaining month here in Copenhagen. The idea is not only to do these things but recommend to others how to do...

Denmark’s Must-Do’s: Pickled Herring

I'm starting a new blog series called "Denmark's Must-Do's" which dives into all of my bucket list Danish things that I will (hopefully!) be doing with my remaining month here in Copenhagen. The idea is not only to do these things but recommend to others how to do...

An afternoon with my visiting host family

An afternoon of perfection, I'd say ... the cool air sways the boat gently in the Roskilde harbour. The three of us -- me, Kirsten and Jens -- sit peacefully together. We drink instant coffee out of red, white and yellow mugs. I'm not usually a coffee drinker,...

Denmark’s Must-Do’s: Wednesday Snails

I'm starting a new blog series called "Denmark's Must-Do's" which dives into all of my bucket list Danish things that I will (hopefully!) be doing with my remaining month here in Copenhagen. The idea is not only to do these things but recommend to others how to do...

Denmark’s Must-Do’s: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

I'm starting a new blog series called "Denmark's Must-Do's" which dives into all of my bucket list Danish things that I will (hopefully!) be doing with my remaining month here in Copenhagen. The idea is not only to do these things but recommend to others how to do...

Dealing with anxiety abroad

The thing I was most anxious about beginning my study abroad experience in Denmark was being anxious while studying abroad. I've always been an anxious person. I worry constantly, overthink everything and cry whenever life gets too tough. I panic before the first day...

My Travel Week to London in photos

This past week, my core course "Strategic Communications" went to London, England ... the land of "God Save the Queen," "cheerio," Mary Poppins, tea and HARRY POTTER. We did all the touristy London things and became true Brits for the week.  Day 1: Arrival in...

The Little Mermaid statue and her way cooler sister

Beyond the old warehouses of Østerbro, before the sea meets the sky, the water shouts louder than the people. The waves crash into the shoreline, vengeful that the land’s presence interrupts their flow. A golden ship passes, a pop of color against the gray sky. It...

Church of Our Saviour: A Tourist Spot Worth Seeing

The Church of Our Saviour is one of the top tourist destinations in Copenhagen. The view from the top of the serpentine spire is said by many to be the “Best view in the city” and after my visit, I can confidently agree. My friends, Kristen and Ann, and I made our...

Hej! I'm Kailey!

I’m a junior English major at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. At DIS, I’m studying Strategic Communications and living in the Performative Arts LLC.