There is less than a week left until I will be in Copenhagen! Being a Texan girl, I’ve never had to worry about a down jacket, functional scarves, or wool gloves, but in my preparations for Denmark, I’ve gotten most of that covered now. These last few days are a little stressful trying to make sure I have everything I might need in Denmark (no matter how much I prepare, I will never be fully prepared) and spending last moments with friends and family. It is scary and exhilarating to be leaving the comforts of my life at home.

I am very excited that I will be staying with a host family! We have been exchanging emails and there is already so much I want to experience with them! My host parents have three boys, although they are all older and have already moved out of the house. They also have a Great Dane and five hens (fresh eggs)! More exciting news: I will have two other Americans on the DIS program living in the same family as me!

I can’t wait to meet everyone!