Who knew furniture could be so interesting? About my research.

Hello readers! This week, I’m excited to write and share about my research work in Copenhagen. DIS is unique in that it offers students the opportunity to participate in faculty-led research projects while studying abroad. Though students rotate through the program on a semesterly basis, the projects are ongoing and work towards the publication of … More Who knew furniture could be so interesting? About my research.

“A Day in the Life,” and some exciting news!

Hello readers! I’m pleased to share that I’ve been selected as a Student Blogger for DIS this semester. My blog will be permanently linked to the DIS website, and will – hopefully! – serve as a resource for future students and parents who are considering a DIS study abroad experience. My goal for the blog … More “A Day in the Life,” and some exciting news!

Where are the bike locks? And other questions I have about Denmark.

Hello friends! I’m hoping to move to a regular schedule of posting once a week or so, so that’s why you haven’t heard from me in a few days! Classes started on Thursday, so I’ve been working hard to get settled and develop a new routine. The first few days in any new place are … More Where are the bike locks? And other questions I have about Denmark.

Reflections on Adjusting, Highlights, and Photos

Hello hello! Wow! It’s been a busy few days. As promised, here’s an update on my initial adjustment period, my early exploration of Copenhagen, and all the new faces I’ve seen over the past few days. When Everything is New (!!) When I went away to college, I was lucky to join a tight-knit group of warm and enthusiastic … More Reflections on Adjusting, Highlights, and Photos

First Impressions!

Arrival Early Saturday morning, I arrived in Denmark with extremely mixed emotions. I was happy to leave the plane, nervous about meeting my new classmates, and in desperate need of a nap. But most importantly, I was excited to finally meet my host family. Choosing a homestay was far outside of my comfort zone, but … More First Impressions!

Abandoning Familiarity

At holiday parties and family functions this season, the conversation has inevitably turned to my upcoming semester in Copenhagen. “You must be SO excited,” well-wishers enthusiastically remark. “Of course,” I respond, with just enough conviction to be believable. While there is so much to look forward to in the semester ahead, the lead-up to my … More Abandoning Familiarity