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An adventure at open mic night

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

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

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 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

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...

Dealing with anxiety abroad

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

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...

Grundtvig’s Church

Grundtvig’s Church

Ever since I was little, I knew the place “church” well. The word brings me back to Sunday mornings sitting in the 1970’s style beige-colored church of my childhood, the pen doodles on my prayer cards, the moments staring up at the little cross cutouts in the overhead...

Core Course Week: my trip to Western Denmark in photos

Core Course Week: my trip to Western Denmark in photos

This past week, my core course "Strategic Communications" hopped on a bus and drove cross country to Aarhus and Odense, two cities in Western Denmark. We explored museums, bonded over our crazy brewery experience, ate a TON of delicious food and struggled our way...

A SPOT-on meeting with a group of satirists

A SPOT-on meeting with a group of satirists

Somehow this afternoon, I ended up at a kitchen table in an apartment called "The Zebra" with six satirists. They were all speaking Danish so I could just barely understand what was happening but let me tell you, it was hilarious. This semester, I am enrolled in a...

My Arts LLC weekend in photos

My Arts LLC weekend in photos

I live in what is called a Living Learning Community, which is a housing setup centered around the theme of art. Everyone in the group has an appreciation for some type of art form, whether that be dance or design, painting or architecture. This weekend, Sophie, our...

Livin la vida local

Livin la vida local

How many times in your life do you get to be a local? Like how many times you get to know a place, truly know a place, and feel like you're at home? Studying abroad gives students an opportunity to create a home in a place they would have never imagined. It gives them...

The Hygge life

The Hygge life

What is "Hygge"? The Danish word is thrown around a lot regarding the culture here.  According to the Visit Denmark travel site … “Hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.” Hygge is THE way to stay warm and cozy...

My first couple days here in Copenhagen

My first couple days here in Copenhagen

Wow, I made it! I cannot believe I am here curled up in my bed in Copenhagen. It's as if the last couple months of planning, the last couple weeks of anxious excitement, the last couple days of rushed packing were leading up to this moment, this lazy Tuesday typing...

How (not) to pack for a semester abroad

How (not) to pack for a semester abroad

I am exactly one week out from my departure from Chicago to ... Denmark!! I'm feeling all the feelings – anxious, excited, a little sleepy from the holidays. It's all come so soon. It feels like just yesterday I was shuffling through the DIS pamphlet thinking, "Hmm....