Why Are the Danes so Darn Happy!!?? Pt. 1

Disclaimer: This blog post is based on my own observations, and not on any formal surveys or anything. When I was thinking about where to study abroad, my advisor advocated for Denmark, because it’s the happiest place in the world (according to some measurements)! Why, why, WHY would the happiest country on Earth be someplace […]

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 […]