The homestay session was awesome to meet everyone living with families in my "network" (area of town). We're all excited to see each other on Sunday for our network meet-up where we will meet each other's families and enjoy some traditional Danish food! I can't wait to meet some more Danish families and get a glimpse into others' homestay experiences.
The Copenhagen fashion course was awesome. The speaker was a Danish fashion designer and he had us all laughing out loud when he described the typical Danish woman's fashion choice: black, HUGE scarf, black, hair in a messy bun on top of your head, and more black.
The dark clothing isn't just a stereotype. I've definitely observed the sea of black, grey, navy, and dark brown walking/biking the streets of Copenhagen. Let's just say I might stand out a little bit when I wear my bright orange sweater I brought…the Danes might mistake me for a traffic cone!
I am looking forward to my core course, Strategic Communications, especially after meeting the faculty. Their professional backgrounds, passion for teaching, and amazing study tour plans had me wanting to start the class that second.
In between my sessions and the activities fair, some friends and I hopped over to a bakery around the corner where I had my first Danish pastry, called a Hindbær Snitter (or a gourmet Pop Tart!). It was just too good…
Today was the first day of classes! First, here are the classes I'm taking:
- Strategic Communications
- Danish Language and Culture
- Danish Design
- Sociology of the Family
All of my professors are amazing and beyond passionate about their subjects.
Before our communications class, Kyle and I went to an awesome little coffee shop called Cafe Retro. It's a nonprofit coffee shop with volunteers at the baristas, and the surplus earned goes to aid India and Sierra Leone. They were the kindest volunteers, and my latte was perfect.