Countdown to Copenhagen

Hello everyone!

And by everyone I mean the 2 people who will read this post, hi Mom and Dad! 😉

For those of you who have not raised me for the past 20 years, my name is Sara and I am a Junior at the University of Minnesota studying child psychology and public health. I will be spending my spring semester studying abroad through DIS in Copenhagen through their Child Development and Diversity core course.

I chose DIS because…

  1. Denmark performs strongly in both the areas of child development and healthcare and DIS provides a unique opportunity to see those topics first hand through field studies and practicums.
  2. I have always wanted to do a homestay and DIS devotes a lot of time to pairing students and families together.
  3. DIS faculty are still active in their area of teaching and the small class sizes and strong academics will allow for what I am guessing will be the best academic semester of my college career.

My winter break has been spent running around gathering abroad essentials such as power adaptors. Side note on those: who knew there were so many types? Whose idea was it for countries to have different plug-ins? Future DIS students, if you need any recommendations feel free to send me a message!

I heard from my host family a couple of weeks ago and I am so grateful to be able spend the semester experiencing Denmark with them as my home base. More on that to come…

goals@rebeccaplotnick

1. Find a balance between spending time exploring Denmark and traveling

2. Go on at least one solo trip, even if it’s just for a day

3. Learn some Danish, even if it’s just baby Danish for my practicum

4. More goals to come after I arrive in Copenhagen!

Thank you so much for reading!

Sara

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