Monthly Archives: January 2013


I can honestly say I haven’t yet had one meal at a restaurant that wasn’t paid for by DIS. Living in a beautiful house with a full kitchen (that is actually kept remarkably clean) and sharing it with 8 other girls who are constantly making delicious and healthy food makes it very easy to eat […]

Gotta get down on Friday

I finally bought a pair of legitimately warm boots.  I can feel my toes for the first time since arriving in Copenhagen.  I wanted to get a pair of Danish looking boots sooo I might have bought the same exact ones my European Sustainable Development professor wears on the reg… I went to Christiania yesterday […]


Tonight I attended a lecture titled “Copenhagenization.”  It was the first of five Climate Seminars that DIS holds at Studenterhuset (the student union), which is conveniently located around the corner from my house.   The speaker was Mikael Colville-Andersen, founder of Copenhagenize Design Co.  This idea of Copenhagenization involves urban planning, psychology, and sustainability all […]

Settling In

DIS has a great option for students who want a relationship with a Danish family but don’t necessarily want to live with a host family.  They call it a “visiting family.” I have been in contact with my visiting family for about a month now.  My visiting mom, Linda, is the sweetest person and sent […]

I want to ride my bicycle

I biked in Copenhagen!!! Granted, it was only from the bike shop around the corner back to my home on Store Kannikestraede, but still I biked!  I was going very slowly and definitely had a ridiculous look on my face.  I was also saying much too loudly…”I’M BIKING AND I’M IN COPENHAGEN!! I FEEL SO […]

Twas the night before classes

Orientation is officially over because classes start tomorrow! This also means I have reading to do, so I’m going to make a short list of observations and another short list of things I’m excited for. Observations: 1.  Cobblestones are equally as hard to walk on in Denmark as in Williamsburg 2. There is a substance […]

The art of minimalism

Contrary to the title of this post, I’m about to gush and gush about my first few hours in Denmark.  Bear with me, I’m learning. ((I wrote this a few days ago but didn’t have the wifi to upload it until now!)) Yesterday afternoon (although it feels like today since I haven’t slept yet), I […]