Global Study Semester:
Environmental Studies and Public Policy
Activities on Campus:
- Residence Coordinator of Rice Hall
- Member of Tour Guide Executive Board
- PLA, Classics Department
- Co-President of Classics Club
- Historian of Alpha Phi Omega
My Story from Global Study:
While abroad, the one major Danish holiday I was able to celebrate with my host family was called "Fastelavn." Fastelavn is the week before Lent and, among other traditions, is celebrated with a special pastry called "fastelavnsboller." One day my host dad, Jesper, came home with a box full of fastelavnsboller from the local bakery. I had learned about the holiday's significance in my Danish culture class that week, and my Danish teacher even taught us a children's song about it. I was so excited to be participating in the holiday that I happily sang the song for Jesper before he would let me eat the buns!
My Advice for Future Students:
My piece of advice to a student who is considering studying globally would to think about how much they could get out of a semester by using the world as their classroom, and living experiences they could not have here at Gettysburg.