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Backpacking through Europe

Backpacking through Europe

I have definitely been lucky in my experiences so far during study abroad. I have had an amazing time with so many wonderful people I have met along the way. However, the greatest experience I have had thus far would be a three and a half week backpacking trip throughout Europe. I went to so […]

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Five new countries in four weeks

I don’t even know where to start when trying to explain how this month has been. It has been by far the best month of my life. Including being in London, I have been to six countries in the last month and it has been the most amazing experience. The first trip that I took […]

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Scandinavia and the Baltics

Filed in Blog, Denmark by on April 8, 2014
Scandinavia and the Baltics

This past week, I returned from my trip to Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn (Estonia). While a lot of the American students I know here were going to places like Italy and Spain, I chose these cities because, even though they may have been cold, the more time I’ve spent in Denmark, the more fascinated I’ve […]

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A trip to Malmö and Lund

Filed in Blog, Denmark, Smith Family Scholarship by on March 4, 2014
A trip to Malmö and Lund

Scandinavia is one of the best places to study sustainability, so when I heard that my Sustainability in Europe course was taking a trip to Sweden, I was not surprised. After taking a short 45 minute bus ride over the bridge connecting Copenhagen and Sweden, we arrived in Lund for some fascinating site visits. First […]

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Warming up to Copenhagen

Filed in Blog, Denmark by on February 3, 2014
Warming up to Copenhagen

I have been in Copenhagen for about two weeks now, exploring the city and acquainting myself with local Danes (at least trying to acquaint myself with them — they’re not exactly big on small talk). When I first got off the plane and arrived at my housing, I was expecting to feel that overwhelming sense […]

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Leaving as a local

Filed in Blog, Denmark by on July 1, 2013
Leaving as a local

As I was sitting on my plane returning to Copenhagen from Ediburgh, I had the strange feeling that I was returning to my home. Denmark is clearly not my place of birth or permanent place of residence, but it still felt comforting to know my way around the city and fit in with the culture. It […]

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Settling in as a tourist

Filed in Blog, Denmark, Smith Family Scholarship by on June 5, 2013
Settling in as a tourist

Everyone dreams of a study abroad experience where they immediately become one with the culture. I, too, held this belief until it was shattered upon my arrival in Copenhagen.  As soon as the bus dropped us off in the middle of Copenhagen, we were escorted to our residential community. This turned into a challenging experience […]

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International student profile: Mette

Filed in Denmark, Multimedia, Video by on May 7, 2012
International student profile: Mette

Mette is an international student from Denmark, though many people mistake her for a native Midwesterner. Now that she has lived in the United States for a total of four years, she has gotten used to living here, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t notice the differences between the life she is building here and […]

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