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 November

This last week has been full of adventure around Denmark! A lot of my posts have focused on my travel outside of the country, so I thought it’d be fun to walk you through a week in my life here! Saturday, November 9th On this day, Elinor and I went over to our Farmor’s house …

A Morning of Lamps, Paintings, and Coffee

On a typical dreary Copenhagen morning, I made my way to the Louis Poulsen showroom, a company known for its innovation in the lighting industry. Now, when it’s cold and rainy and grey outside, seeing windows with the warm glow of light pouring out from them is always so endearing…so you can imagine how I …

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: …

A Top-Secret Conference

“The next class will simulate a top-level, BUT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND UNOFFICIAL conference between key-parties in the Northern Ireland Conflict. The object of the conference, is to secure an agreement (but what agreement is for YOU to decide), that will end the recent armed violence in Northern Ireland. Due to the political delicacy, the conference …

A Glimpse at September

As the temperature starts to drop and the classwork starts to ramp up here in Denmark, my schedule has been crazier than ever. As everyone is now adjusted to DIS and to life in Copenhagen, my calendar only has a few open days for relaxation or exploration. Here are some of the highlights from this …

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 …

Core Course Week

Core Course Week is an integral part of DIS and it’s finally here! Let me take you along for the ride: Monday, September 9th: Today, I had a full day with our Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism course, as this week, we don’t have any of our electives (just the core course!). We started the day with …

Three days in Oslo

What does a weekend look like for two young girls in Norway? Here’s a glimpse: I went with my friend, Jill, who I met two weeks prior in my Muslims in the West class! Here’s me and Jill after getting to Oslo! After we landed in Oslo, we made our way to our Airbnb, dropped …

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