New Nordic Culinary Culture — Study Tour!

Hey fam! Last weekend I went on a study tour (another study trip?! Yes, indeed) to the beautiful islands of Lolland-Falster and Fejø to learn a bit more about the new Nordic culinary culture. (Fejø is the small island right across from Lolland. There isn’t a bridge to it: you have to take a ferry.)…

Study trip to Moscow!

  W O W Z A  I went to Moscow!! the language: Before we left for Moscow, we had a couple of Russian students come to our class to teach us cyrillic. It was so fun! Reading cyrillic was like solving a secret code: B = our ‘v’ sound; H = our ‘n’ sound; ж = the ‘ch’…

My birthday in Denmark!

I turned 21 on Tuesday!!! Because I’m the only American on my floor to have a birthday while we’re studying abroad, my friends went all out to celebrate! Also, here are some cool Danish birthday traditions: Midnight & drinking: On the first birthday that you can legally drink at clubs (which is 18 in Denmark), you’re supposed…

Sophie and her Senses go on Holiday

Hi friends! Have you had a good week? I hope so! My week has been SO wonderful, and very busy. Here’s what I did last week, as told by my five senses:   Day 1: CPH to LDN  Touched: Textures in pieces of art (Duchamp, Rivera, Picasso, Dali; + tons of modern artists). You could…

Core course week + Brussels! 

Sorry I haven’t posted in such a long time! We’ve just had our core course week, then the week after that was super crazy because we had to do actual school work (!) again, and then my friend and I went to Brussels. ANYWAY: Two weeks ago we had our”core course week,” where we focus…

Learn some Danish! (+ I went to Switzerland)

I’m so glad I’m taking this Danish language course! Here are some Danish words and phrases I use regularly + some I’m learning in class. I made this lil’ video if you want to try to pronounce them (it’s seriously so hard/not intuitive at all)! København (We’ll start out “easy”. Think you can probably say…


Hey fam! Lots to catch up on–


SSTinCPH Award: Most likely to inspire possible career paths!

Our teacher is originally Canadian; he studied Humanities (and maybe English?) at Yale, and then he got into sustainable farming and teaching. And now he’s lived in Denmark for three years, and he works at the Nordic Food Lab (which is a non-profit started by the founder/chef of Noma!)

First day of school!!

First, let me just say:

I love Copenhagen so much! I’ve been walking around my neighborhood and exploring so much this week, and I am so excited to live here for the next four months. I live in possibly the best location–I live in the city’s center (zone 1, København K) and I walk up the pedestrian walking street (Strøget) fifteen minutes to class. On THE ACTUAL WAY TO SCHOOL I walk amidst the Danes, passing tiny cafes, high-end stores like LouisV and Hermes, and huge doors that hide narrow passageways.


I can’t believe I started this day in Lawrence, Kansas, and now I’m sitting at my desk on 23 Peder Skrams Gade in Copenhagen, Denmark!

Let’s break it down though. We’ll start with this morning (yesterday morning, actually, but yesterday’s morning of travel), and lay it out like an itinerary.

Two sleeps ’til DK!

The countdown to CPH continues–today we’ll look at what defines Scandinavian and Nordic countries + their new culinary culture.


On Saturday, my cousin Alicen came to Lawrence to visit before I left for the semester. We watched YouTube videos, baked brownies, and played with these upside-down glasses I made.