Monthly Archives: February 2013

You Can Czech Out Anytime You Like…But You Can Never Leave

Leave Copenhagen, that is. On that note, I will spare you more punny Eagles quotes and instead show you pictures of my weekend in Prague. Goulash, dumplings, and beer. Standard Czech cuisine.   Powder Gate-the entrance to Old Town Old Town Square in the snow Ryan and I in Old Town Square Prague Castle at […]

Following the Danes

Yesterday, I was sitting on the S tog en route to my visiting family’s house for lunch when an announcement was made over the speakers.  I didn’t think much of it, partly because the announcement was in Danish, and partly because I was absorbed in Mercy, the novel I’m currently reading for Scandinavian Crime Fiction. […]

“When the weather gets better…”

“In the summertime…” “When it warms up…” Any spring student studying in Copenhagen can verify that Danish people LOVE to start sentences with some variation of the above quotes.  My visiting family mother has said it when talking about a cute village she wanted to show me.  Tour guides always say it when pointing out […]

Danish Language and Culture

If you are a prospective or future DIS student wondering whether or not it is worth taking the “Danish Language and Culture” course that DIS offers, watch this video. My favorite part of the course is the Danish music videos that my professor shows us to start each class.  This was today’s video.  If this […]

Short Study Tour Recap

In a word, my short study tour was cheesy.  Literally.  We visited both an organic dairy and a cave where cheese is stored and had numerous samples at both locations. Thursday morning at 6:20am, my core class, European Sustainable Development, left Copenhagen on a bus headed to Western Denmark.  The overall experience was amazing and […]

Watching the Queen

No, not the Queen of Denmark….Beyonce. I’ll admit, I didn’t stay up to watch the Super Bowl.  It started here at 12:30 am.  If the Eagles or even the Redskins had been involved, I would have pulled an all-nighter.  Instead I was asleep before kickoff. My roommates and I had class at 8:30am the next […]

Language Barrier

Denmark is a wonderful place to study abroad because although Danish is a difficult language, nearly everyone here speaks English.  Linda, my visiting family mom, explained to me that Danish children are required to learn English for a number of years in school.  It is not unique for a European country to have a mandatory […]