Lisa in Denmark

Lisa is a junior majoring in markets and culture in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, with a minor in education in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. During spring 2014, she is studying at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad with SMU-in-Copenhagen. The following posts are excerpts from Lisa’s blog at

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Travel Break One

It’s been a while since I last wrote; this is because we had our first travel break! I went to London, Paris, and Málaga for the first travel break and had an amazing time!


I flew to London with my American host sister and some other friends from DIS. They stayed in a hostel while I stayed with my old roommate (and great friend) from SMU at the London School of Economics. I tried to meet up with my American host sister and friends to tour, but none of us had phones that could work without WiFi. I ended up touring London on my own; it was great to be independent!

Buckingham Palace

An hour before the changing of the guards, but this might have been my favorite part.

I went to Borough Market, got myself some Moroccan food and listened to live music by myself. It was perfect.

The Big Ben

Trafalgar Square

Platform 9 3/4, I love Harry Potter!

The Tower Bridge

Shakespeare Globe Theater


There were many cool things to see in Paris, but I did not find the people to be as nice. Parisians do not like to speak English, they expect you to attempt to speak French. I learned “Hello” and “Do you speak English?” in French, but getting help in English took effort.

Mona Lisa and me!

Venus de Milo

We went to an elegant cafe and had white hot chocolate. It was delicious!

The Eiffel Tower, of course!


I loved being in Spain where things were cheaper than London and Paris. They also had amazing ham, ham cerrano, which I brought back to share with my host family. The people were also nice and it was fun to be immersed in Spanish. I went with some friends to Gibraltar, the tip of Spain, to see the cute monkeys!




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