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Hi everyone! My name is Tess Weber. I am from Buffalo, NY and I major in chemistry with a double minor in economics and international relations at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. While in studying at DIS, I wanted to focus on my minors to gain a broader perspective on global political and economic issues through studying those topics from a European perspective!

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Rose and Thorn (October 6th)

Just a reminder rose and thorn is basically a recap of the highs and lows of my day while studying abroad. I’m going to start off with my thorn today. While abroad, some people catch feelings or they catch a fish or they catch a handball in Denmark. So far, I have caught none of those. Instead, I caught… wait for it… pink eye! I’ve had pink eye before and I knew what it was right when I woke up. Last time I had pink eye, I walked 2 minutes to my schools health center and they helped me rightContinue reading “Rose and Thorn (October 6th)”

24 Hours as a Tourist

The cheapest way to get around Copenhagen as a tourist is to buy a Copenhagen Card. You can buy this card for an allotted amount of time (24h, 48h, or 72h) and get free public transportation along with free entry into almost all of Copenhagen’s tourist attractions. Some overall tips for a Copenhagen Card trip: plan it in advance and make sure you get plenty of sleep the night before! I also want to emphasize that timing is largely important and valuable–spending time in the city allows you to hit the highest number of attractions, double check what days andContinue reading “24 Hours as a Tourist”

Core Course Week! Cont’d

The first half of the week was my first time leaving Copenhagen since arriving in Denmark. When I returned to Copenhagen for the second half of core course week, I was so excited by how much I felt like I was returning home. In the short four weeks I have been here, Copenhagen really has become a place that I can call home. Highlights of the week as a whole were making new friends and becoming close with my core course group. A constant joke throughout the whole trip was that everyone in DIS has only known each other forContinue reading “Core Course Week! Cont’d”

Core Course Week!

This past week (Sept. 13th-17th), I had the wonderful opportunity to travel within Denmark with my core course, which is Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective. This was an AMAZING opportunity to learn from outside perspectives, listen to experts in their fields, and visit the sites where people do real work that applies to our class. For the first three days of the week, we traveled to Odense and Aarhus. The last two days were spent in Copenhagen and I will discuss them further in a second blog post. Throughout the lectures and discussions my class participated in, IContinue reading “Core Course Week!”

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