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Copenhannah Goes To School

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Northwestern chapter.

Until now, I have avoided talking about my host family and there was a reason why: I had a feeling I’d be switching.  And I was correct! I officially move into my new house tonight and I am sooo ready for this switch.  My new family invited me over for tea and cake last night to see if I’d be a good match (it was very first date-ish) and I had a very good time.  They have 13 and 15 year old daughters living in the house and a couple more kids who have moved out.  I’m excited to live with sisters for the first time ever!

Now that I can stop worrying about my housing issues, I have to start focusing on school….they tell me that’s why I’m really here. Who knew?  I am taking five classes and I love them all so far.  Here’s a list and a little info—

Danish Language and Culture: The class should really be called “An attempt at Danish Language.”  This language is difficult.  The writing language is completely different than the spoken language.  The government has had discussions about changing this somehow, but they have decided not to.  Great. I’m going to try my best to learn though!

Europe Memory and Identity (France): This is a history class about Europe but with a lot of focus on France.  I have taken two French History classes at Northwestern and I really enjoy the subject.  And with this class, I am traveling to France during the first week of October.  I have always wanted to go to Paris and now’s my chance.

Holocaust and Genocide: I think this is going to be my favorite class.  The Holocaust has always been my favorite topic in the world to study and read about and my professor is fantastic.  And with this class, we are taken a weekend trip to Hamburg, Germany to visit a concentration camp.  That’s actually coming up in a couple weeks…so soon.

Human Trafficking in a Global Context: Human Trafficking in short, is  sex slavery. I have never taken a class with this serious of a subject matter before and I have a feeling I’m going to have my eyes opened.  One night, we are going to walk the Red Light District of Copenhagen with my class.

The Meaning of Style: This is basically about the history of European fashion. Yesterday in class we talked about hairstyles and wigs over the last 5,000 years.  This class would never be taught at Northwestern. I’m pumped!

I’m off to Danish class now and then Human Trafficking and then I’ll be going to dinner with my Danish class and then to my new family!!!

Hej Hej,