Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark


My name is Oscar Lin and I hope you are as excited about going on an overseas exchange as I am. Excited about the different culture, the exotic cuisine, and the sightseeing to be done. My destination is the Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen, home to Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest amusement park in the world. A fact you might find interesting is that Tivoli was created because the King was told that the amusement park would keep the Danish people happy, taking their minds away from politics.

Why Denmark?

Because of a gut feeling that I can’t quite put into words. There have been only a handful of times in my life where I am 100% sure of my decision without the slightest bit of doubt, and this is one of them. After university, I might not get the time to travel for a while and that makes this once-in-a-lifetime trip even more meaningful.

I have no idea what to expect and I am surprisingly comfortable with the idea of going to a completely unknown place and I hope you are too. Follow trave_l1n on Instagram for some shenanigans in Denmark and Europe :).

  • Oscar: First Impressions

    Busy. That’s my first impression of Denmark. The Copenhagen Airport was packed with people from various countries, speaking all sorts of languages. Even though I am accustomed to different languages, as I speak three languages myself and have lived in two different countries, I was still somewhat unsettled by the foreignness of it all. My…Continue…

  • Oscar: A Day In Copenhagen!

    Most mornings, I typically get up at 6:30am because I’m a morning person, and I do a bit of study/reading as well as call my family and friends and catch up with each other. The day can vary considerably depending on whether or not I have a class that day. On the days (Tuesday to…Continue…

  • Oscar: Travelling in Europe

    Throughout my exchange in Denmark, I have had the privilege of visiting many other places in Europe and within Denmark as well. It has been incredibly easy to travel to another country and flights can be relatively cheap if booked in advance (about the cost of an expensive Uber on a night out in Auckland),…Continue…