I am SO PROUD to be an American

Much of my first months here were spent trying to figure out how to hide my American-ness and blend in with the Danes. When you are already 100% Northern European, like me, it’s not all that hard… just wear all black and look pretty serious all the time. By now, I’ve pretty much mastered the […]

16 Non-exhaustive Reasons Why I Can’t Wait to Go Back to America

This is NOT a top ten list… that’s too been there, done that. This is just a list of the most random reasons why I am looking forward to going home. Most of them have to do with food. 1. Affordable food. Vi ses, Scandinavian prices! 2. Chipotle. You are my one true love. 3. […]

Grønland… Oqaatsit ataasiinnaat naammanngillat

“One language is never enough.” That’s how I felt when I arrived in Greenland last week for my long study tour. As if Danish wasn’t foreign enough to me, Greenlandic sounds like clucking and gibberish. Oh well, it was a small price to pay for five days in the coolest place I’ve ever been… literally. […]

One Month In…

And I am so European already 😉 I’ve been living here in Copenhagen for over a month now, and I can’t believe it! Time is going by so quickly. Last week, I had my short study tour for my Climate Change in a Historical Perspective Class. We traveled to Møn, which is still part of Zealand, […]

Who Am I? Questions of Identity Abroad

Identity is such a fascinating thing. My identity is constantly changing, no matter how subtly, in response to my life experiences. This time abroad has the potential to be one of the biggest times of change for my personal identity, as being in such a foreign place encourages me to be more aware of who […]

My Accidental Toast

I am not used to being surrounded by people with whom I cannot easily converse. In social situations, I pride myself on my ability to carry on a conversation with almost anyone, no matter how uninteresting he or she may be. This skill serves me well… until the people I am with do not speak […]