Daily Archives: January 14, 2014

The Jewish Museum

Yesterday was technically a day off for the class, so I used the time to visit the Jewish Museum. It was different from the other museums I’ve been going to because it focused more on the history of the Jewish faith. I was shocked to find only one small corner of the 3rd floor that discussed the Holocaust. Although only two of its floors really focused on art, they were spectacular. The first floor contained a retrospective of Art Spiegelman’s work before, during, and after publication of his best seller “Maus.” A graphic novelist and cartoonist, Spiegelman is an interesting artist. I wonder how many parents of students who were required to read Maus (a book about Spiegelman’s own parents’ [...]

2014-02-20T17:04:27+00:00 January 14th, 2014|Alex in New York|


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 [...]

2014-02-13T16:37:34+00:00 January 14th, 2014|Lisa in Denmark|

Why Denmark?

In no particular order: My dad studied abroad in Denmark when he was in college (with a different program) In a class about the Holocaust I learned that the Danish collectively saved their Jews during the Holocaust by shipping them to neutral Sweden - Read more here. I also just ordered this novel about the rescue of Denmark’s Jews. Thanks Aunt Sandy! A country with a group of people like this must be fascinating! I have not yet been to Europe I heard great things about DIS from friends who previously studied abroad there

2014-02-13T17:00:14+00:00 January 14th, 2014|Lisa in Denmark|