Study Tour Part 2!

Study Tour adventures continued… Wednesday Our first stop on Wednesday was to Finance Watch, a place that’s essentially a lobbying agency whose goal is to reform the way that finances and banks are regulated in the EU. They focus on informing politicians, other non-governmental organizations, and the general public about economic issues and ways they…

Study Tour Part 1!

Hello hello! Or should I say bonjour bonjour! It’s been awhile since my last post, but that’s because I spent last week in Brussels, Belgium on my long study tour for my class on the European Game of Politics and wow, we’ve done so much! So in an effort to keep you reading even though…

To Do Tuesday #5: Royal Danish Ballet

If you’re a dancer like me or just love to visit beautiful places, spend an evening seeing a ballet at the Royal Danish Theater in Copenhagen. My friends and I went one Thursday night and saw the ballet “Dans2Go” which had three acts, all representing a different style of ballet.   The first performance was…

To-Do Tuesday #4: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

When looking up things to do in Copenhagen one of the results will almost always be the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. My friends and I took the train there last Saturday and spent most of the day exploring the museum, its gardens, and the little town around it. It took us a bit to…

Kollegium Living

One of the hardest decisions about studying abroad is the question of where to live during your semester or year abroad. I had heard from friends that they loved staying with a host family and those who didn’t stay with a host family wish that they had. But when I was considering where to live…

To-Do Tuesday #3: Going to the Movies

Sometimes all you want to do is spend some time with your friends and go to the movies. Which is exactly what my gal pals and I did yesterday to celebrate Galentine’s Day! We thought we’d treat ourselves and have some fun seeing 50 Shades Darker, the second movie in the 50 Shades of Grey…

One month later 

One month! One month. One month? It’s been a month since I left the United States and landed in Copenhagen to start my study abroad semester and what a month it has been! The first few hours, and days to be honest, were tiring, scary, and pretty overwhelming. The plane rides here were long and…

Core Course Week

If you’re not familiar with the DIS program you’re probably wondering, what the heck is Core Course Week?? Well its a week where students focus on the main core that they’re taking at DIS which for me is The European Game of Politics: Crisis and Survival. On Monday, we started with a lecture from one…

To-Do Tuesday #2: The Botanical Gardens and Geological Museum

Looking to escape the cold Copenhagen streets for a few hours? Check out the Botanical Gardens and Denmark’s Geological Museum! Since my friends Mara, Anna, and I don’t travel until the end of our Core Course weeks we decided to spend our Wednesday exploring the Botanical Gardens. It snowed this morning and throughout the day so we…

Field Study 2: Copenhagen Fashion Week

This Wednesday I spent the morning with my Meaning of Style class at one of the trade fairs of Copenhagen Fashion Week. We visited CIFF, Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, at the Bella Center which is basically an enormous convention center in the outskirts of Copenhagen.     This trade fair was an opportunity for designers…

To-Do Tuesday #1: Christiansborg Palace

Since there are so many wonderful things to do in Copenhagen and Europe in general, each week I’m going to post about something that you can do, hence “To-Do Tuesday!” Yesterday I visited Christiansborg Palace to do an assignment for my Danish Language and Culture class where I looked at The Queen’s Tapestries. The Queen’s…

Food Fun

For the past few days it seems like my friends and I have gotten to try a bunch of new restaurants (and for me, new foods) so here’s a little review of the places we’ve been to!   Banana Joe’s  My friend Jared discovered this place early on and went back with us when we…