Copenhagen Blog #9

I honestly can’t believe my time abroad is coming to an end. I have one week left in Copenhagen and it is surreal that I have been living here for 4 months. I think I am ready to go home, but not ready to leave this amazing place. Of course I am excited to see all of my family and friends but I am also sad to say goodbye to all of my new friends here in Denmark. It is crazy to think that in 4 months I have made such lasting friendships and I cant believe that I might never see some of them again. Obviously I will stay in touch with them, but we will never have the chance to live together for an entire semester together again. We’ve shared so many incredible memories together, and it is sad to have to say goodbye so soon. I am also having a hard time letting go of this new home I have created here in Copenhagen, and the community I have immersed myself in. A community I have come to deeply appreciate through the horrible accident that has just occurred. No one could have imagined such a horrible thing to happen to two of our own in this DIS community but when it did we all looked to each other for support. I have found myself having conversations with my new friends far deeper than some that I have had with friends from home. The boat accident really shook the community and it truly showed how great this community is. I am so thankful for this amazing experience to have brought me together with all of these amazing people.

I addition, in my last two weeks here I plan to do and see all of my favorite things about Copenhegen. From my favorite restaurants and brunch spots, to my favorite sites, to my favorite places to relax and hang out with my friends, I am doing it all. Although I want to come back one day, I don’t know when that will be so of course I need to do all of the things I have come to love about this city. It is also so beautiful to enjoy the outdoors now that the weather is getting nicer and really get to appreciate Copenhagen with the sun out. That is one thing I am disappointed in and wish I got more of, but I will be back one day in the summer. It has been a truly life changing semester, and I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to be apart of this program. Until next time Copenhagen!

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