3 Weeks to Assimilate

It’s been almost 3 weeks of living in Copenhagen and I feel like I’m slowly becoming more and more adjusted. My first session class is coming to a close, and I feel like I’ve really accomplished a lot in the short amount of time I’ve been here. I’m super excited for the next two sessions in Copenhagen and I’m extremely grateful that I will be spending more time in the city that is becoming my second home.


I’ve packed the last three weeks with lots of activities, and while I’ve made a lot of memories because of it, it also helped me learn to appreciate my alone time. One thing I really appreciate about the culture here is the emphasis on work-life balance. At school in Boston, I rarely get to just experience life and meet new people because most of my time is spent studying. Here, I feel like I’ve established a daily routine that I hope will manifest itself in my life back at school in the U.S.:

My Routine

  • 9:00-12:00 Class
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch with friends from class
  • 13:00-15:00 Class
  • 15:00- 17:00 Adventure around the city w friends (museums, restaurants, gardens etc.)
  • 17:00-21:00 Make dinner, do homework, rest
  • 21:00 Explore the nightlife
  • Repeat

Memorable Moments and Recommendations

Copenhagen Sights and Activities

View from the top of the spiral of the Church of Our Savior
Glyptotek Museum (Free admission on Tuesdays!)
Journaling in the Botanical Gardens (Student Discount available, but the outside gardens are free)
I’m a huge advocate for the summer bike option, it has been so fun biking to class everyday 🙂

Friends & Food

Enjoying the sunset on the harbor
Waving to some friendly Danes. They really are friendly!
Jumping on the In-ground trampolines by the harbor
Enjoying some traditional Danish Smørrebrød

Roadtrip Accross Denmark!

visiting coastal cities like Odense, Aalborg, Aarhus, and Skagen

Skagen Sunset
Feeding wild deer at a park in Aarhus
The Sand Buried Church, Skagen

Looking Forward

I am so excited to be staying in Copenhagen for both sessions 2 and 3. Initially, I wondered if I may have had a better experience if I traveled to Stockholm for one of the other sessions. After 3 weeks here, I can safely say that I’m glad I chose to stay in Copenhagen for all 3 sessions. I feel like I’m finally starting to assimilate into the culture here and I’m excited to expand on that in the upcoming weeks. My next two classes: Prostitution and the Sex Trade & Arctic Ecology both involve week-long study tours out of the country. I think it will be super helpful to have my home base established in Copenhagen as I take these trips and engage in other summer travel. Bring on the next two!

Study Abroad This Summer with DIS:

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