Midwest Nice

Written by Victoria Honore Frost, Copenhagen Business School, Scan Design Fall 2022
Photo of a Madison Farmers Market canvas bag on a girl's shoulder in front of a produce stand at the Saturday Farmers' Market on Capitol Square.
Attending the Farmers’ Market that circles around the state capitol building is a favorite weekend activity for many University of Wisconsin-Madison students and members of the Madison community. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

I have now been in Madison for almost 2 months, and I cannot believe that half of the semester is already over. I guess it is true, time really flies when you are having fun!

As I am reflecting on my time in Madison, I have enjoyed every minute of it. Before coming here, I had heard about the midwestern friendliness, but I was still surprised to see that people are so open and friendly here. We Danes can definitely learn from that. I am also constantly surprised by what the school and the city have to offer. There are so many things to do and see here, which I love. I especially love the nature in Madison. Particularly during the fall season when the leaves are changing their colors. Our trip to Devil’s Lake was one of my favorite experiences so far. However, my favorite is still standing in the student section at Camp Randall, jumping around, and experiencing the great atmosphere.

Besides the fact that I love football games, I also really like the food here. I am especially a fan of Culver’s, Ian’s Pizza, and the cinnamon buns from the Farmers’ Market. Also, my new favorite snack is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Moreover, I really enjoy my classes and my professors at UW-Madison. The classes are very different compared to the ones I have taken at my home university, but I like that we are so few students in each class, as it creates a great forum for discussion.

Lastly, I just want to say thank you for all the amazing experiences that Scan Design Foundation has given us. Because of the program, I have created memories and made friends that will last a lifetime.