Having previously visited Denmark before, I was delighted to have received an offer from the University of Aarhus to attend their Summer School. When most people think of Denmark, the first place that comes to mind is Copenhagen, so I was excited to embark on my journey in Aarhus to see how it compared to my previous experience in the capital. It’s safe to say that I wasn’t disappointed. Aarhus is Denmark’s second largest city, with a population of just over 300,000 people. Aarhus offers a cozy and vibrant atmosphere with an array of creative as well as green spaces to explore. I felt at ease almost immediately because of how warm and approachable everyone was. One thing that you’ll observe about Denmark is that you’ll rarely find any grumpy individuals on the streets, which I found quite refreshing. As a result, it’s no surprise that Denmark is the world’s second happiest country, making it an ideal environment for individuals seeking to develop their confidence.
Alice Logan, University of Copenhagen, English Literature and American Studies
Firstly, as a disclaimer we all know that Copenhagen is an insanely expensive city to live in, however having spent five months there I did find some handy ways to save some pennies for summer travelling ☀️
Alice Logan, English and American Studies, University of Copenhagen
Denmark is one of the happiest countries in the world and after exploring Copenhagen one coffee shop at a time, I can see why! Below are a few of my absolute favourite coffee shops…
Pilestræde 32, 1112 København
Tucked away down an unassuming side street just off Norreport station you’ll find 42Raw, one of Copenhagen’s plant based coffee shops. Their expansive menu ranges from açai bowls and raw smoothies to lentil burgers and peanut butter milkshakes. Try the raw chocolate chip cookies and the beetroot latte for a light snack or the vegan lasagnaee which is life changing.
Alice Logan, English Literature and American Studies, University of Copenhagen
After completing the first half of my semester abroad I thought I’d do a blog post on the differences between studying in England vs Copenhagen, as the scandi culture seems to have a massive influence on the way that the Danes study and has changed my approach to studying.
Alice Logan, English Literature and American Studies, Univeristy of Copenhagen
After just two weeks in Copenhagen, I already feel at home in this beautiful city and am slowly acclimatising to the depths of Danish winter. I defy anyone to not have positive first impressions of this incredible city. Copenhagen boasts beautiful architecture, both modern and Renaissance, canals to rival Amsterdam, a multitude of ornate gardens and the most beautiful harbour that’s so colourful it can cheer you up even when the sky is grey (which it is 90% of the time).