Denmark – Expectations of Traveling Abroad – by Michaela Campbell. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports
[The Seventeenth Century Canal Ring, in Amsterdam, North Holland]
Once I began telling friends and family that I had been accepted to attend a study abroad program in Europe to learn about the ‘Science of Happiness’, I was bombarded with congratulatory remarks, questions about the study program, and a few looks of concern. The looks of concern were fleeting, and only appeared on my father’s face the day I told him I would traveling abroad in mid-May. He was grateful for the opportunity I had been given, but like any concerned father, gave me a quick, useful lecture on being cautious wherever I traveled. My mother on the other hand, was concerned with the lighter tasks such as shopping for necessities, changing my phone plan, etc.
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