Sunday, August 29, 2010

The first two stops on our hunt...

An alley way...

Be prepared for a lot  photos taken when I'm walking

On our way
A piece of America



Jewish Temple

Second Stop

This is a metro stop!

Here comes the royal guards

From what I've heard they are pretty rude.

Parts of a Hunt

My Scavenger Hunt group!

What do you see in this photo?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

An 1/8 of the things I should've taken photos of

The Castle from the bus. I'll have to bring my actual camera with me on the rides in to Kopenhaven. These are all from my Iphone...sorry for the awful quality!

On our first official day at DIS, we met at the City Hall (built in 1903). It was beautiful! Pictures weren't encourage so I only took a few of the building. It was modeled after the center of  Italian city-states.

City Hall

Lord Mayor of Kobenhaven

city hall interior

City Hall

My Room!

My bathroom/shower w/ a squeegee (sp?)

A great cafe across the street from DIS

How Long Have I Been Here?

I can't begin to describe these past three rainy days. It seems like a month since I've left. 

My fear of commuting was quickly over come and replaced with a fear of eating in the communal kitchen (which gives you the feeling of camping). Then there are the spiders. Their sizes range from teeny-tiny to ones that fit in the palm of your hand. I even woke up from a dream about spiders invading my bed. I'll have to post a few pictures; I've never seen so many spiders in one hallway. My first night I found 3 or 4 in my room and a giant moth in my lamp. This was definitely not what I was expecting. I guess thats what you get when you're greenhouse-y dorm. 

Before you get the idea that I hate Grundtvigs, I do enjoy the commute. 

Plus, we have a castle in our town...A REAL CASTLE! 
So thats pretty awesome! 

The locals are very friendly and helpful. Most of the people here speak English and if they don't they really try to help you find your way to class or to the market. They are pretty different from Americans but it's pretty easy to catch on, if you pay attention. Sadly, We haven't met the Danes who live with us yet, so I'm pretty excited to see how that goes. 

Theres so much more to tell but I have to go make dinner.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Settling in

I recently received my housing assignment, and I'm quite nervous about the commute. It's about an hour and a half by train and bus to Copenhagen. Which means I have to wake up at 6 am on a Monday! Craziness. What a change from rolling out of bed 20 minutes before class to skip to Wishart.  On the bright side, I will be able to get a lot of homework done. And, I do have a single...I'm not sure if this is a good thing yet...

My residence is Grundtvigs Højskole in Hillerød. A Højskole is a mixture between a liberal arts college and an independent high school. Some 60-90 Danes come and study subjects that actually interest them and aren't graded unlike our PG year. So they want to be there! We should have these in the US.

If you're interested, here the link to my new home 
It seems very pretty and kinda reminds me of Nobles (my high school).

Photos from the site

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