After the greatest four months of my life, I'm back in Gainesville, and the adjustment is hard for me at best. I'm struggling a lot more than I thought I would- there was nothing to prepare me for all of these negative emotions. Having traveled overseas before my semester abroad, the worst part of readjusting … Continue reading all good things end
Well, it turns out that finals week exists abroad, and it's just as stressful in Europe as it is in the States. I wrote a post about combatting my stress on my personal blog, you can find it here! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhup7-1HMLr/?taken-by=littlemanes I've been doing so much traveling recently, it's hard to get back in the groove … Continue reading (actually studying) abroad
My study abroad journey is quickly coming to a close, and instead of freaking out, I find myself retreating into self-reflection. (I mean, I'm also totally freaking out, but I now I also have some deep thoughts to accompany me.) I keep thinking about what comes next. I'll return home and friends and family and … Continue reading moments of moments
Studying abroad and being able to see exactly how big the world can be has a way of making you feel so small. I love it. It has a way of reminding you that in this vast, unimaginably huge universe, you still have a place in it. Your actions are meaningless to most of the … Continue reading (in)significant
Last semester, I thought 4 months sounded like a long time. What a joke! My program is already halfway gone, and I can't believe that I'm leaving this beautiful country in just 2 months. Even worse- I only have 3 weekends left in Copenhagen itself. It's hard to comprehend, and I don't know where the … Continue reading Woah, we’re halfway there?
Copenhagen is nearly pristine, I'd say. It's orderly and clean (save for the cigarette butts, of course), the people are dressed impeccably everywhere you look, and the city just makes sense. Bucharest is like Copenhagen, except completely different in every way. They're both cities. In Europe. That's about where the similarities end! Bucharest, the capital … Continue reading Romaniadventures
Yes, the song by George Ezra was stuck in my head for the entire trip, yes, my friend and I walked around the city humming it constantly, and yes, our third friend wanted to kill us. All musical differences aside, we were in Budapest! The city made up of Buda, Pest, a strangely-located ferris wheel, … Continue reading How many miles to Budapest?
I've been living in Copenhagen for just over a week now, but already, it feels like home. The cobblestone streets, so different from the ones I grew up on, are familiar to me now. The incredibly dynamic mix of old and new buildings makes perfect sense to me, and I already have favorite spots to … Continue reading All the small things…
Marla Manes is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Spring 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. To learn more about Marla's program, click here: DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia - Denmark. What is your year and academic concentration? I'm a 3rd year student majoring in Sustainability Studies also pursuing a minor in Sustainability in the Built Environment … Continue reading Marla: Spring in Copenhagen