Travel Week 1 Pt. 1: Amsterdam

The first travel week for our core courses was the last week of February, from the 21st to March 1st. Those of us scheduled to travel during Travel Week 2 had the week off, so I decided to take 2 small trips on both weekends. I went to Amsterdam for the weekend of 2/22-2/24. This…

Weekend Relief

I’ve taken two heavily-weighted tests for two of my most challenging classes in the last week. It’s getting to that point in the semester! I also have an essay to work on due at the end of this week. So in hopes of reinforcing the mantra that I am not a summation of my academic…

Field Study to Fanø

First study tour! Woo! This week was entirely focused on my core course, A Sense of Place in European Literature.  The meat of this week was our trip to Fanø (Fay-new), an island on the opposite side of the country. To get there, we had to take a bus from Sjælland (the large island inhabiting…

Copenhagen Commute

It’s 11:30 a.m. as I type this, and I’m sitting at one of the tables in the dining(?) section of the regional train I take to and from the city everyday. I have about 17 more minutes until I reach Kobenhavn H (the central station) so I thought I would share a bit about my…

The Best of 10 Days

I’ve been in Copenhagen just over ten days now, and it feels so much longer for all that has happened in that time. I tried to condense everything into 5 simple categories and a freestyle of interesting things at the end. Feel free to jump to a category of your interest. This post will probably…

Copenhagen Central

The first picture I took stepping out into Copenhagen, on my way to DIS Opening Ceremony.

On Leaving Home for Denmark

“A warning sign that things will end in a way that will leave  you forever in a state of missing: you begin by discussing  books. Inevitably, as the talk of books demands, you will say, “Oh, really, you haven’t read such and such?” and “Oh, you must!” and “I’ll lend you my copy.” As one…