Category: Denmark

My Potato Holiday in Berlin

In Denmark there is a week in the fall where students get a whole week off from school. It’s called the potato holiday, because back in the day when most people lived on farms, the kids would take the week off from school to help their families bring in the harvest. Nowadays, it is the ...

Skagen: The Northern Most Tip of Denmark

Over the weekend, my friends and I hopped on a bus that took us to the tip of the world – or, at least, the very tip of Denmark. Skagen is a small coastal town at the very north of Denmark. I had heard that it’s very pretty during the summer months and it’s worth ...

First Impressions of Denmark

Denmark is a beautiful country. Its landscapes are beautiful and its citizens are always willing to help if you need it. I did some research before traveling to Aarhus, but I still wasn’t sure of what I would experience while studying here. My first day spent in Aarhus was a bit of a blur. I ...

Kitchen Hygge

Maria – the other exchange student in my kitchen – and I had the advantage many other exchange students didn’t have: we are “total bros” with our Danish kitchen mates. Not only did this have the obvious positives of living with some of our close friends, having a good relationship with the people we lived ...

A Dash of Hygge, With a Side of Christmas

Before I left for Denmark, I had a general idea that the weather was going to be worse where I was headed than in the Philadelphia area. No one could have prepared me for how much worse I should expect, though. Zealand is one of the eastern islands of Denmark which is home to not ...

‘Tis the Season: Halloween & Thanksgiving

Halloween. Thanksgiving. My birthday. Christmas. And all the time in between. These markers in time are part of what make my annual “Holiday Season.” When I accepted the opportunity to study abroad in Denmark this Fall Term, I knew that I was giving up the chance to spend each piece of my favorite time of ...

DTU’s Social Culture

One of the many reasons why I love my host university, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), is that the Environmental Engineering Department and program are larger and more developed than what I’m used to back home. In Drexel’s defense, part of the reason why I feel this way is because, as an English-speaking and ...