Category: Denmark Technical University (DTU)

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A trip to Helsingør

Although Denmark is a small country compared to the US, it is very rich in culture and history. Recently, I was able to make a trip to Helsingør. This is a port in Eastern Denmark and on the other side of the water is Helsingborg Sweden which is only 30 minutes away by ship. Now ...

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Winter is coming!

It is that time of year where festivities begin along with the cold weather. The bright sun which isn’t warm, the cold breeze hitting your face and hands, so you always want to put your hands in your pocket, stay in the warmth indoors sipping hot chocolate enjoying the views outdoors, right? Oh, how I ...

The Royal Danes

Like most of the European countries, Denmark also has a king and a queen. Like we all know already, Royal family always have their own palace and army. When we think of a palace, we think of a huge castle guarded by a 10 foot concrete fence and a lot of royal guards. This scenario ...

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The “Kid” culture in Denmark

So far, Denmark has shown me a lot of cultures but there is this one thing I can’t wrap my head around. Very literal language, different pronunciation of the same letters, Nordic cultures were very interesting, funny, and easy to understand. However, when it comes to children, rather infants, the culture here is somewhat different. ...

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Driverless Metro in Denmark

Denmark is well known for its public transportation in the whole world. Since private transportation is discouraged here(travelling by cars), the public transportation is very frequent and advanced. People are very aware of environmental consequences with modern technology and use sustainable methods as much as possible. Public transportation is thus very frequent and advanced, there ...

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 ...

The Potato In Your Throat

As my brother once said before I left for Denmark, “I heard Danish is hard, but bear claws are soft.” My limited knowledge of the language stems mostly from Duolingo during my commute to co-op, but I didn’t know how true my sibling’s sassy joke was until I arrived in Denmark. It’s not learning the ...