Long Study Tour to Kosovo

Every core course at DIS takes a week-long trip somewhere in Europe for more hands-on learning. For my Humanitarian Law & Armed Conflict core course, we ventured to Kosovo for five days. Kosovo is located in the Balkans (think Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, etc.) and is one of the newest nations in the world, gainingContinue reading “Long Study Tour to Kosovo”

Week 8: What I Missed While Away

Each core course at DIS goes on a long study tour during the first week or last week of October (Travel Week 1 or Travel Week 2). If your core course is not traveling during a Travel Week, you get the week off to do some independent travel. My long study tour is at theContinue reading “Week 8: What I Missed While Away”

Affording a Semester in Copenhagen

Affording a semester abroad anywhere in the world comes with added expenses. Studying in Copenhagen, specifically, has greater expenses than most other places. When I was considering studying abroad, I knew that Copenhagen is an expensive city to live in and had to take my finances seriously. Additionally, each home institution has different policies forContinue reading “Affording a Semester in Copenhagen”

Week Five: Getting to Know Home

Last week was full of exploring distant parts of Denmark. This week, I got many opportunities to explore life more fully in the place I’m calling home right now. On Saturday, my host mom, Veena, showed me some shops in a part of Copenhagen I hadn’t been to yet before going to her sister’s apartmentContinue reading “Week Five: Getting to Know Home”

Week Three: Celebration and Grief

This week my host brother, William, turned 11 years old. Since I arrived in Denmark, I’ve been looking forward to celebrating his birthday so that I could learn more about Danish culture. I had been grilling him with questions about what presents he wanted, what cake we would eat, and who was invited. The dayContinue reading “Week Three: Celebration and Grief”

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