This past semester in Copenhagen feels like a dream. I am currently sitting on the couch in my house in New Jersey, sipping some coffee, and trying to wrap my head around the fact that I am not in Copenhagen anymore. I will forever be grateful for my time in Copenhagen and the other European […]Read More Is it really over??
When I applied to have a visiting host family this semester, I had no idea what it would entail. The Visiting Host Program was something that I stumbled upon while I was doing my pre-study abroad thorough stalking of the DIS website. While I was excited about the idea of living in the Culinary Living […]Read More A very important thank you…
This Thanksgiving, instead of feasting on turkey and mashed potatoes, I hopped on a plane to Amsterdam! There, I met up with my sister and our friend Sophia, who both flew in from New Jersey, for four days of exploring the Netherlands. On our first evening, we did a canal tour with Those Dam Boat […]Read More Giving Thanks in The Netherlands
What do these three things have in common? Well, they are all places I visited with my DIS classes—all in the same week! Wednesdays at DIS are dedicated to field studies, and each course has two field studies throughout the semester. In addition, some classes make a point to get out of the classroom within […]Read More A Hospital, Parliament, and A Palace.
One of the first blog posts I wrote in Copenhagen was called “Three Good Things,” and it was inspired by a simple yet effective intervention we learned about in Positive Psychology, where at the end of each day you write down, well, three good things. Taking a minute to complete this simple task can lead […]Read More 30 Good Things
I just got back to Copenhagen after spending the past eight days in Italy. I know—pretty cool, right?! My class, Positive Psychology, left Copenhagen last Sunday morning for our 6-day long study tour exploring ‘the good life’ in Milan and Verona. Then, after the study tour concluded on Friday afternoon, a few of my classmates […]Read More Exploring the Good Life in Italy
There is so much to do in Copenhagen that finding the time to check things off your bucket list while still balancing classes and sleep can be very difficult! These are eight things that I can tell you are definitely worth making time for, especially in the autumn months. Spend an evening at Tivoli Tivoli […]Read More Eight Ways to Enjoy Autumn in Copenhagen
It is nearing the end of October, which means temperatures are dropping and our time in daylight is shrinking here in Copenhagen. Today, the sun rose at 7:57 and it will set at 5:50. (Compare this to the day I got here, August 19, when the sun rose at 5:49 and set at 8:35.) While […]Read More How to Have a Week of Hygge
One of the perks of the DIS study abroad program is that in addition to traveling for a week with your core course, you also get a full week off for independent travel. With the two weekends bookending the school week off, you end up with 9 consecutive days available for travel—plenty of time to […]Read More Travel Week: Old Friends, New Cities
This past weekend kicked off my international travel adventures of the semester. This was my first time leaving Denmark since I arrived way back in August, and I was very excited to start building up my jet setter status. FRIDAY After classes on Friday, three friends and I packed our bags and hopped on the metro to […]Read More A Wonderful Weekend in Norway