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Top 10 Things I Will Miss about Copenhagen

Jogs around Damhussøen (the lake behind my house) Dinner every night with my host family My roommates Allie and Kyle and all the sweet friends I’ve traveled with Starbucks baristas. Like, okay, I’m aware that we have Starbucks baristas in … Continue reading

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A Week in the Life of a DIS Student

If you are like I was before studying abroad, you have no concrete idea of what studying abroad actually looks like. You’ve scrolled through study abroad Instagram posts, read blogs, watched videos, done country research and thought about potential weekend … Continue reading

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Oslo, Bergen, and Barcelona, Oh My!

November, 20, 2016 This post is incredibly long overdue, but I couldn’t go without sharing a few major highlights from my independent travel week. Something I didn’t necessarily realize when I enrolled in DIS was just how different it is from other … Continue reading

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Mental Health Abroad: You are Capable.

Hej everyone! Wow. It’s been awhile. I could lie and say I’ve been avoiding this blog because I’ve been overwhelmed with work in the past few weeks. That is partly true. Guys, studying abroad entails actually studying. Who knew?! After arriving … Continue reading

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A Love Letter to Kosovo

Dear Self-Determined Area of Kosovo, You are wonderful. How did I get so lucky as to visit you with my Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict class for our long study tour? You’ve had a rough time over the past 20 … Continue reading

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Snapshots from Stockholm

Oct. 9, 2016 Last weekend I had the opportunity to travel to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, and boy was I blown away with this country! Everything was beautiful: the people, the streets, the architecture (did I mention the people?) … Continue reading

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Overcoming Homesickness While Studying Abroad: Five Ways

Oct. 8, 2016   Ah, the dreaded homesickness. For as many times as I was told how much I was going to love Copenhagen, I was also warned by former abroad students that studying abroad can be difficult and sometimes lonely. … Continue reading

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Touristy Tuesday: Abigail’s Guide to Kronborg (AKA Hamlet’s Castle)

Commonly referred to as Hamlet’s Castle, Kronborg is a famous castle and stronghold located in Helsingør and overlooking the Øresund, which separates Denmark and Sweden. Made famous by William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Kronborg has quickly developed a reputation as a must-see in Denmark, and … Continue reading

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Nome and Home Safe

Casey Brokaw is a graduate student studying geophysics: After two exhilarating weeks of collecting heat flow and temperature data on the Beaufort Sea, we finally saw some land and successfully ported in Nome, Alaska on Monday September 26. Our journey … Continue reading

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Sugar–Yes, Please! My First Danish Birthday Celebration

Sept. 29, 2016 About a week ago one of my lovely host sisters turned 14 (if you’re reading this–happy belated birthday), and I attended my very first Danish birthday celebration. This day will go down forevermore as the day I … Continue reading

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