Looking Back on Denmark

Hello, it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted! I figured I should do one last round-up post for my semester abroad with DIS. I’ve been home in Brooklyn, NY, for over a month now, and am grateful to say that I’m doing well. For a few reasons entirely unrelated to my time abroad, my…

Travel Week One: Ireland

I had travel week one free for independent travel, and I spent it going around a loop in the center of Ireland. I had a few goals for the trip: I had wanted to do some travelling by myself, and love slow travel with scenic bus/train rides. I’ve also always wanted to see the Irish…

All Things Food: Cooking, Dining, and Dealing With A Nut Allergy

On my list of priorities, food is high. It might actually be first. I’m not sure. I’ve eaten special meals out and staple meals in, and I’ve saved and splurged and eaten around a nut allergy, but most importantly I’ve eaten every day and enjoyed it. Before I came to Copenhagen, I was wondering how…

Quite The Week: Roskilde, Tests, and Punk Rock

Visiting Host Family Days I got to spend a lot more time with my visiting host family this week. Last Wednesday, after a field study to the Veterinary Institute of Copenhagen University for my Epigenetics and the Environment class, I spent the afternoon with Emma, one of my visiting host sisters. We walked around the…

Fun Things In Copenhagen And How I (Try To) Budget For Them

Copenhagen is an expensive city, and I want to talk about money. Every one of us comes here with different funds available and different priorities in how to distribute them. At DIS, you ultimately have autonomous control over your life and spending. You should expect to meet people who have similar budgets to you, and…

The Wadden Sea in Core Course Week

On the island of Mandø, one of the three Wadden Sea islands in Denmark, the road to the mainland is submerged by high tide twice a day leaving you stuck on or off the island until the water retreats. 12-15 million birds visit the sea bed each year, and many make it their last feed…

Highlights of Week Three

Langelinie and Kastellet On Sunday I had a spread of free time and an address for ny form, an outdoor gear store where I was hoping to find rubber boots. I needed them for my core course week’s tour of the Wadden Sea and was running out of time. What I expected was a dull…

Week One

I’ve made it through my first week in Copenhagen! It seems that I’ve been here for weeks, and yet I cannot keep track of the days that have passed. I feel physically settled and psychologically like a tourist. The first week is a strange place to be. My first few days here were filled with…

In Expectation

I have three days until I leave for Copenhagen. Countdowns seem ridiculous – why count when all comes in the end? – but I’m seeing the necessity now. I have to pack, and before I pack, I have to do laundry and wait for my jeans to dry, and this means that the process has…