Author Archives: Brooke Berger

The ‘After-Experience’ of Study Abroad

It’s hard to believe that less than two weeks ago I was in, much less living, in another country. Even though it’s easy to generalize the abroad experience as one that is ‘amazing’ or ‘life-changing,’ I think that there are … Continue reading

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There’s Always Room for a Carlsberg

This week marked the end of classes and my time in Denmark. Although I’ve done some remarkable things while abroad—became friends with Danes, traveled to England, Sweden, and Greece, mastered public transportation, had amazing professors—I think the things I will … Continue reading

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Why Copenhagen is Home to the World’s Best Restaurant

Before coming to Copenhagen, I’d heard talk of the somewhat elusive Noma Restaurant, which has been called the world’s best in recent years. I figured I would try to get a reservation once I arrived, only to find out that … Continue reading

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Occupy Copenhagen? Aren’t Danes the happiest people in the world?

I’ve probably walked past the Occupy Copenhagen camp four times a week since it started about a month ago. As a country that provides such a large amount of state-funded support to its citizens, I originally thought it crazy that … Continue reading

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Greek for a Week: A Glimpse into the Diary of a Traveller

Hans Christian Andersen, the famous Danish fairy tale author, once said that, “To travel is to live.” During Andersen’s travels around central and Eastern Europe, he kept extensive diaries of his experiences, thoughts, and observations. Following his example, I decided … Continue reading

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Painting a New Scandinavia

Throughout my time in Copenhagen, I’ve heard the term ‘Scandinavia’ thrown around every which way. On the one hand, Danes consider themsleves a part of a greater Scandinavia, while at the same time insist on their own individual identity. This … Continue reading

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‘Tearin’ up the Tube’ and Other Stories from the Heart of London

I had been to London a few years ago, but was still excited to return this past week with my classmates to create a branding video for my ‘Current Trends in Media’ class. The purpose of the assignment was to … Continue reading

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A False Dane Revealed, A True Dane Discovered

As a study abroad student in Copenhagen, you have the option of participating in the “Visiting Family” program. A “Visiting Family” is a Danish family that you can go visit several times a month to get a taste for real … Continue reading

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Liver Paste, Pickled Herring, and Black Licorice: The [Confusing] Flavors of Copenhagen

When talking about great food cities, it’s only recently that Copenhagen has started entering the conversations of foodies around the world. For the most part, however, it’s often French and Italian cities that dominate the conversation. I would go even … Continue reading

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“You have to try the chocolate muffin, it’s quite delicious!” Copenhagen from the eyes of a six-year-old British girl

Copenhagen is filled with coffee shops. They fill the streets and alleyways, I think in part to offer their customers an escape from the rain and a warm drink to sip on while they wait for the weather to reside. … Continue reading

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