Five Days in Iceland

Wow. What a trip! My first time in Iceland was also my first solo trip ever. I’ll walk you through the week! Wednesday, November 20th After an AMAZING Lizzo concert the night before (!!!), I headed out for the airport around 6am, excited for the days ahead of me. After the metro and the train, …

The Truths About Studying Abroad in Denmark

While this blog has had a focus on the big and exciting moments of my experience abroad, I think it’s important to be honest about what it’s actually like spending a semester away. On social media, we are used to seeing a highlight reel of people’s lives and I want to make sure that I’m …

A Week in Greece

What to do with a week off of class? Immediately head somewhere more southern so you can remember what the sun is. My sister (Elinor or El) and I decided to travel to Greece together, just the two of us, which is a first for both of us! I’ll walk you through day by day: …

An Afternoon at Designmuseum Danmark

In my New Nordic Design Class, we have an assignment called the Nordic Paper that involves us doing research at the Designmuseum Danmark. This museum currently has an exhibition called Danish Design Now that showcases some of the most classic and iconic pieces that are core to Danish design. One afternoon, I decided to go …

Seattle vs. Copenhagen

Are they so different? Yes. Yes they are. Having lived in Seattle and currently living in Copenhagen, it has been fun to compare the two cities. Besides the obvious difference in language and surface-level similarity in weather, there are so many elements of both that make them such unique places. Buildings: Throughout Europe, we see …

The Environment and Copenhagen

How does Denmark deal with the climate crisis? That is not a simple question and does not have a simple answer. Across the world, we see many different approaches to environmental policy. In the States, in the current administration, we are reversing many environmentally-conscious policies, only contributing to the devastating effects of climate change. Whereas …

First Week with DIS!

So it begins! It is my first week here with DIS and I thought I’d take you along for the ride! Monday, August 19th: Today, I attended the DIS Welcoming Ceremony at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, which was beautiful and fit over 1,000 of us new DIS students quite comfortably. At the ceremony, …

First Days in Copenhagen

On Friday, my parents drove me to San Francisco where I said goodbye to them and hopped on my flight to Copenhagen! Lucky for me, I have a lot of family in Denmark, so I knew that I had my uncle, my cousins, my Farmor (which is Danish for “dad’s mom”) and my sister, who …

Why politics?

As I’ve mentioned before, I am studying Political Science at Seattle University. When I am abroad, my core course at DIS will be Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective, which piqued my interest as soon as I saw that it was an option. Here’s why: I was one year old when the 9/11 attacks …

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