Tag Archives: Denmark

It’s Raining Kindness in Denmark

On average, it rains or snows 16 days each November in Copenhagen (Rainy 1). To deal with the nearly constant stormy skies, Danes have some seriously cool rain gear. Not only do they have raincoats but they also have rain … Continue reading

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I am not in Stockholm!

Three days ago, I thought that I would be studying in Sweden this semester. The universe had other plans. My Swedish residency permit application was denied. And since I have already been in the EU for over a month traveling, there … Continue reading

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Twas the night before…California?

My semester abroad technically ended last Friday. The last week was filled with exams, papers (believe it or not, finals week does happen abroad), packing (and repacking because you realized all of your luggages are overweight), last-minute bucket list items, … Continue reading

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Walk the walk and talk the talk, the Danish way

Everyone told me that this semester would pass quickly; but in the midst of finals week, I cannot grapple with where the time has gone. I knew that study abroad would be a good experience for me. I knew that … Continue reading

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The Problem with Comfortable

Hej fra København! It’s hard to believe that I am already in the latter half of my study abroad experience. Classes have long ago started; countless papers have been submitted; Danish pronunciations have improved (kinda?); suitcases have been unpacked, repacked, … Continue reading

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Countdown to Copenhagen: Bidding Farewell to To-Do Lists and Saying Yes to Life

On Friday, I will trade in my Northern California suburb for Copenhagen, Denmark. All that stands in my way are a couple of unpacked suitcases, un-exchanged currency, unchecked to-do list items, a 12-hour flight, and 5,646 miles. Child’s play right? … Continue reading

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Pre-departure thoughts: coursework, expectations, hopes and fears

Only a few days left until my departure for Copenhagen!  I can’t believe how fast this last week has come up.  I began the whole application process over a year ago, fumbling through my options and creating quite a headache … 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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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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