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…
- 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.
- I have always wanted to do a homestay and DIS devotes a lot of time to pairing students and families together.
- 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…
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!