Written by Foster Undergraduate, Connie Hu
As exchange was coming to an end, I just wanted to make the most of my time. I had two last trips planned: one to Paris and Barcelona, and the other to Prague and Budapest. My best friend from Portland flew to Europe to celebrate her 21st birthday with me. It was amazing being able to explore two beautiful cities with her. We made such fond memories admiring art in Paris and admiring the architecture in Barcelona. Barcelona was especially fun for us because we really enjoyed the culture. I was also able to show her Copenhagen!
Looking back, it is crazy to think about how I almost did not go to Prague and Budapest, but I am extremely glad I did! Prague was breathtaking, and so was Budapest. Both cities were the most affordable places I had traveled to. I was overjoyed to have had three course meals at 5 star restaurants for only $20! I was also so excited to have experienced the baths in Budapest; I bathed outside in 30 degree weather!
All in all, my exchange: trips around Europe and living and studying in Copenhagen will always hold a special place in my heart. I had some of the best times of life and was able to experience things I never thought I would experience. My last month was spent finishing exams in Copenhagen, hanging out with the amazing friends I made there, and further exploring the city. I will never forget what an incredible impact studying abroad made on my life and I will continue sharing my stories about it for a long time to come.