NOMA: Experience and Reflections

NOMA: Experience and Reflections

While abroad in Copenhagen, I had the privilege of visiting NOMA, a three-Michelin-star new Scandinavian cuisine restaurant that was haled as “the best restaurant in the world” in 2021. The experience is, as of yet, unparalleled, and gave me some key insight into what...
Final Study Abroad Post

Final Study Abroad Post

Upon my arrival back home to Cincinnati, Ohio, a lot of thoughts were running through my head. I was very excited to see my family and friends, eat at familiar restaurants, and start my co-op. I felt a sense of relief that the rigorous course was completed, yet felt...
Heading to Denmark

Heading to Denmark

I was excited to take the chemical engineering unit operations lab in Copenhagen, Denmark for the month of July. To prepare for the trip I began to learn common Danish phrases and read up about the culture and differences between Denmark and the United States. I...
Study Abroad Mid-Trip

Study Abroad Mid-Trip

Prior to arriving in Copenhagen, I arrived in Amsterdam for a layover. Here, I had 30 minutes to get across 4 terminals to catch my Copenhagen flight. After racing through the airport and having a lady fast-track me to the front of the customs, I arrived at my closed...
Pre-Departure Post

Pre-Departure Post

I have always viewed education abroad as an integral component of my college experience, believing that it would allow me to accrue a deep cultural understanding of a unique area of the world. As a chemical engineering student, I was required to take three separate...
The Art of the Seamless Suit-Up

The Art of the Seamless Suit-Up

One of the most important parts of packing for an overseas outing (especially a lengthy abroad experience like my university-sanctioned foray into Denmark) is hashing out the wardrobe situation. Seasoned travelers advise that one should dress as the locals do—but what...

Semester At Sea

  I had no expectations coming into this study abroad program because every time I saw it it seemed unreal or too good to be true. This program takes you to various countries all around the world literally all around the world. My particular trip was the Fall...

What the world has taught me?

The last four months I spent my time traveling all parts of the world with Semester at Sea from the Fjords of Norway, the schools in Ghana, and the buddhist temples of Myanmar. For starters I learned that we can learn something from every country or person on the...

Thoughts on a plane ride

So the beginning of my tale starts with a CRJ700 out of the Birmingham regional airport to Charlotte, as can be seen in the picture included (I am obsessed with planes!). I knew before coming that it would be a fun and especially different experience that I would...

First Impressions

After an amazing month and a half in France (and then a visit to London), I finally made it to Denmark! This is the first time I have been in a Scandinavian country and also the furthest north I have ever been in my life! Denmark is on the same latitude as Canada, so...