Hi everyone! My name is Madeline Cutler and I am a rising senior (gross). It is hard to believe I will be beginning my senior year in three months, especially because I still look like a young freshman. Anyways I just got back from one of the biggest adventures of my life – studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark! I made Copenhagen my home for three months, traveled Europe on breaks and weekends, and visited some pretty amazing countries! My parents still joke that they aren’t sure how much “studying” I did because every time we talked I had just traveled to another country. I was able to travel to Germany, France, Italy, Latvia, Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Spain, and several other parts of Denmark. My personal favorite was Florence, Italy because it has been my life-long dream to travel there. It was actually where I wanted to study, but they didn’t offer business classes. I also really loved Munich, Germany because that is where I met two of my best friends and we got to explore a new city together. The biggest thing I learned is that traveling isn’t about the places you visit, but the people you are with because they will have the biggest impact on your experiences. I know that is super cliché, but I found it to be extremely true because I traveled with some amazing people and we had a great time. I also traveled with not so great people and I didn’t have nearly as much fun.
Now that I’ve bragged about all the countries I’ve visited, here are some of my favorite pictures to make you all jealous.
In February, my roommates and I took a trip to Mon Klint, Denmark.
My business class took a week long trip to Latvia and Finland. We spent an afternoon learning how to curl, so we are now ready for the Olympics.
Barcelona, Spain – the sun was a welcome break from Copenhagen where it was generally dark, gray and windy. I was obsessed with these pineapple palm trees.
Free chocolate equals pure joy on my face.
The view of Barcelona at Park de Guell
Just me and two of my favorite things.
This is my wonderful visiting host family. Although I didn’t live with them full time, I visited their home once a month to learn more about their lives and culture. They were all wonderful people and I hope to see them again soon!
Although I absolutely loved Copenhagen and Europe, I am very happy to be home to see my friends and family! Now for my next adventure – interning at Ernst & Young in Washington, D.C.!