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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 …

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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 …

Speaking with an Eyewitness

Four years ago, a terrorist attack struck Copenhagen and shook Denmark to the core. A couple of days ago, we had a guest lecturer in my Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism class who was at the first attack. Let me give you some background: The attack involved two shootings, one at Krudttønden and one outside of a …

My Day with Islamic Art in Copenhagen

One of the things that is very unique about DIS is the scheduling of classes. We have some classes on Mondays and Thursdays, some on Tuesdays and Fridays, and no classes on Wednesdays. Instead of classes, we have days that are open for field studies, which we have a couple of times during the semester …

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 …