Thursday, February 11, 2016

Week 1

My fist week in Copenhagen was beyond overwhelming. I can not describe the feeling of stepping off the plane into a foreign country thousands of miles away from home and familiarity. My first challenge in this new country came very quickly. My housing was not available until February 1st. I had arrived on January 21st. Therefore I was now a homeless American in a foreign country. Luckily I was able to room with a fellow student from Purdue for the first night. The next day I was able to move into a spare room in my dorm building. The first few days were lonely and cold. I wanted nothing more but to be able to hug my mom and be able to understand what the people around me were saying. When we talk about culture shock in study abroad meetings it has no comparison to actually experiencing it. You can not prepare yourself for this but to just try and keep an open mind and consistently remind yourself that everything will be okay. I spent my first few nights trying to experience Copenhagen nightlife with my two fellow Purdue students. It was interesting to try new beverages and food. Pizza will still remain my favorite food no matter where I am in the world! Grocery shopping and cooking for myself have become a daily routine that I am still getting used to.

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  1. Enjoy every adventure, new friends and the international culture. This is something that you will forever remember.

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  2. Enjoy every adventure, new friends and the international culture. This is something that you will forever remember.

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