(Image from DIS)
I have my passport back from the Russian consulate, I’m mostly packed, and I only have about 9 days left until I leave!
I got information about housing today. I’m living in a kollegium, which is basically the Danish version of a dorm. The best part, however, is that I have a kitchenette in my room, so I can control what I’m eating and not have to worry about being on a meal plan or anything. Mine is called Hoffmanns Minde Kollegiet, pictured above, and it’s in the suburb of Brønshøj. It only has about 100 people total. Half will be DIS students, and the other half will be Danish and international students. According to google maps, it’s about 30-40 minutes by bus ride, or about 25 minutes if I get a bike. Still deciding if I want to get a bike…. I’m not usually a very outdoorsy person. We’ll see.
In other news, I’ve been in contact with my German relatives, who we lost contact with some 30+ years ago. I felt somewhat creepy, emailing them out of the blue and telling them we were related, but they were incredibly nice and said that I was welcome to stay with them. So, I will be flying into Munich and spending time with them in the small German town of Weißenhorn for a couple days this fall!