Getting Around: Alternative Transportation in Copenhagen

As I’ve gotten more settled in over the past few weeks, I’ve learned a lot about various alternative transportation systems in Copenhagen. The city is divided into zones, with zones 1, 2, and 3 encompassing the main parts of Copenhagen and higher numbers representing regions further from the center. The zones are the basis for most of the public transportation (i.e. ticket pricing) within Copenhagen.    Biking As I mentioned last time, biking in Copenhagen is huge and many people …

What I got wrong about Ecuadorian environmental attitudes

  I came to Ecuador eager to explore the country’s relationship to extraction and conservation. So far, what I have found is far from what I expected. Over the past seven weeks, I have come to appreciate the nuances of Ecuadorian environmental attitudes in two very distinct locations: Quito and San Cristóbal, Galápagos. I suppose it was hubris that led me to believe that I could understand the Ecuadorian relationship to the environment from afar. I assumed that people in …

First Impressions of Seville

Last semester, when I told people that I would be spending the spring in Sevilla, everyone, from make-up artists at Sephora to old family friends, responded exclusively in superlatives. Before I set foot in Spain, I was prepared to find myself in a city with the best festivals, flamenco, architecture, and Spanish tortilla. A city full of uniquely open and expressive people possessing a singular desire to spend time in one another’s company. After five semesters of half-heartedly attending Jenkins …

Welcome to Copenhagen!

  Hej fra københavn! My name is Rebecca and I’m a junior, environmental studies major at Amherst. I have always been passionate about protecting the environment and I try to incorporate my awareness for green living habits into everything that I do. Since starting at Amherst, I have been very involved in the work of the Office of Environmental Sustainability and the EcoRep program, with the overall goals of spreading environmental awareness and improving sustainability on our campus. I’m really …

Exploring environmental attitudes across Ecuador

¡Saludos de Ecuador! I   spent the past five weeks living in Quito, and I just arrived in the Galápagos a few days ago. I have the unique opportunity to study for eight weeks in each location, which will provide me with different perspectives on the same environmental issues. I chose to study abroad in Ecuador in part because of its unparalleled biodiversity. Within a relatively small country exists nearly every ecosystem you can imagine. In my short time here, …

First Experiences with Food Sustainability in Copenhagen

Ankle sinking, slowly submerging into the mud of the farm, I reconsidered my choice of sneakers. This shoe selection was the obvious choice only an hour ago when I was teetering on my bike behind the group, as we cycled across the countryside of Denmark. As an inexperienced bicyclist, meaning I had learned the day before, I barely glanced at the rolling grassy hills as I struggled to stay upright under the weight of my backpack. Riding in the back …

Amalia in Tel Aviv

Hello! My name is Amalia Roy and I’m a Third Year studying abroad at Tel Aviv University this Spring. I’m excited to explore Israel’s art, culture, religion, and political landscape for the next four months. As I was raised Catholic, I especially want to explore the ways in which not being Jewish does and does not influence my experiences this semester.

Naomi in Seville

Hi! My name is Naomi. I am a member of the class of 2021, majoring in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought with a Five College Certificate in International Relations. This spring, I am studying abroad in Seville, Spain through the Liberal Arts Program at CIEE Seville. While in Seville, I hope to explore the impact of culture and tradition on social life in Andalusia. I intend to study and enjoy the iconic influences of tapas, plazas, festivals, and flamenco, with …

Kiera in Copenhagen

  Hi everyone! My name is Kiera and I am from Long Island, New York. I am an Environmental Studies and English double major, Class of 2021. This semester I will be travelling to Copenhagen, Denmark for the program of Food Sustainability: from Production to Consumption with DIS. I also will be living in the Green Living and Learning Community. I hope to forge a deep understanding of sustainable living in a place that has set a precedent for coexistence …

Sustainability Fellow: Rebecca in Copenhagen

Hi everyone! I’m Rebecca, an Environmental Studies major from Westchester County, NY. This semester, I am studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, learning about Danish culture, urban planning, and Arctic geology. I am very excited to be able to experience a new culture and continue my environmental education beyond Amherst. As a Global Sustainability Fellow, I am going to be taking a closer look at the role of public transportation in Copenhagen, specifically how transportation infrastructure has been integrated into the city and the …

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