The primary objective of introcamp is....Danish Lessons! More or less every day we have lessons from 9 to 4. We have covered everything from noun forms to the past tense to telling time (which is much more complex in Danish). After lessons we have free time. Here is the lovely Caleigh, for scale, to demonstrate … Continue reading Introcamp
Friday was bright and sunny and HOT! To celebrate, the whole school participated in OEG games. This is best summed up as an awesome combination of teambuilding, competition, and fun. Here we have the waterball race across the canal. Here we are slaying in our tourist attire. These are the Bilka races. Bilka is a grocery … Continue reading OEG Games
This week I'm at... Introcamp! We are staying at a folkschool, which is a Danish cultural icon. They were invented to train the general public to be informed citizens so they can play a role in democracy. They are a boarding school community with an emphasis on useful knowledge about the arts, philosophy, and life. … Continue reading Normal Danish things
The weather the last couple of days has been gorgeous! And it's supposed to stay warm into next week! Today particularly was beautiful. 22c (72f), sunny, with a blue sky. Summer in Denmark is here! On Monday Esther and I took advantage of the weather to go downtown. I only had one class in the … Continue reading Sommer!
Thursday and Friday were pretty good. Danish gymnasium is not as regimented as American high school. Teachers cancel and move classes as they please. So on both Thursday and Friday I only had classes until noon. Thursday Victoria and I went to the beach for a picnic, and we swam in the ocean. It was … Continue reading Christopher
As you probably know, Denmark is a fairly small country that sits on top of Germany. So where am I? Pretty much, I'm living on the beach! It is impossible to be very far from the beach when you are in Denmark because it has water on almost all sides. Even more so because Copenhagen … Continue reading Where are you, Shannon?
I've now been here a whole week! I started school on Thursday. So far I've only had Danish and History classes, but it has gone really well. The Danish students are very helpful and willing to explain things in English so that I can participate. Friday night I moved into my first host family- Esther. … Continue reading One week in Denmark
Here we go! I've been here for a few days now, and I have some first impressions! Danes have modern houses. And no junk. Where does it go? I guess they just don't collect it in the first place. They have a warning light. The traffic lights go: green, yellow, red, red and yellow, green. … Continue reading First impressions
I've been here a whole day! Velkommen til Danmark! There was a big welcoming party waiting for me at the airport. Here is my first view of Denmark. I'm doing well! We had hamburgers for dinner and watched the Olympics. I saw my first handball game. Today we explored Copenhagen. We took a boat canal … Continue reading One Day in DK
Can you get the bag to under 50lbs? It's a complex game of weightlifting, repacking, removing things you don't really need, and repeating those steps again and again. Is it short on space or weight? Do you really need that sweater? Is the scale even accurate? It's what all the cool kids are doing these … Continue reading The new game show