Master of the Universe, or saying goodbye to student life forever

You’ll probably notice I haven’t blogged in a while, and as bad as I feel about not sharing fun travel stories and photos with you, it was for a very good reason, which was…

I was writing my master thesis!

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Kapsejlads: The craziest Danish tradition I’ve seen yet

Move over, Friday bars and freshman initiation rituals. You can have your Christmas dinners (julefrokost) and licorice-flavored ice cream. Without a doubt, the most insane Danish tradition I’ve come across yet is Kapsejlads, the annual Aarhus university boat race at the university park.

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I’ve never seen the university park this crowded in my entire life. (Sorry for the poor quality – until I buy a new camera, you’ll have to deal with my crappy phone pics.)

In its most basic definition, Kapsejlads is a regatta, a boat race in which the different academic faculties compete against each other. In reality, it’s an excuse to drink. All. Day. Long.

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Planet Mundus and Jutland Station

Since our classes don’t really involve any practical journalism experience, and we’ve got a lot of free time on our hands, some students have taken matters into their own hands and started their own media platforms.

We got an early Christmas present today - personalized Jutland Station business cards! (With a shiny metal holder.(
We got an early Christmas present today – personalized Jutland Station business cards! (With a shiny metal holder.(

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Århus through the eyes of foreigners

My classmate Faten put together this awesome video where she interviewed people from our program about their first impressions of Aarhus. Recognize the ugly building in the background??? I wasn’t a part of it, but I thought it was too awesome not to share! If you like it, check out Faten’s blog at http://fatenhbu.wordpress.com.

A Global voice

This is a fun feature story for a local Danish TV station about how internationals view Århus. Being the second largest city in Denmark, the University of Århus hosts about 4000 international students annually. Most of them don’t know much about the city or the country’s life style prior to their arrival, but notice the differences between living in Denmark and their home countries. 

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