Studying the American way

My name is Emma Pagh and I’m studying GMM at my 5. semester. I currently study abroad in Madison, Wisconsin at University of Wisconsin-Madison. It’s a big university with around 44.000 students. Madison is a cool (smaller) city, between two lakes which is nice! There’s a lot of activities going on all the time, so it’s hard to choose what to do, beside studying and hanging out with other exchange students and americans as well. 

I’m taking the following courses; Logistics Mgt., Fundamentals of Supply Chain Mgt., Strategic Mgt., Project Mgt. and Digital Manufacturing Technologies for Enterprise Systems, which are courses in both the Engineering School and the Business School. The courses are quite interesting especially Digital Manufacturing Technologies for Enterprise Systems. 

After a couples of weeks adjusting to the new school system I actually really like studying here. Each course has 2,5 hours of teaching every week and additional readings, polls, online discussions and hand-in assignments every week. In some of my classes I’m not allowed to take notes computer, so in the beginning I struggled adjusting. It’s kinda like “gymnasiet” – just at a university level. Additionally, my grades are compiled participation, assignments, group work, midterms, case studies and the written final exam. My classes are of max. 40 students, so the professors are really trying to encourage participation – in that way it reminds a lot of the GMM study in Herning. 

Now it’s October and a lot of things are going to happen – midterms, football games, weekend trips with and without ScanDesign, Halloween etc. ScanDesign is a foundation, which purpose is to build bridge between Danish students in Madison and American Student in Denmark. They arrange cool events for all of us Danish exchange students, we are around 25 from KU, DTU and AU, and American students who either have been or are going to Denmark. This coming weekend we are going on a trip to Warrens Cranberry Event as well as going to stay at 3 Bears Resort and hiking with ScanDesign. 

From October 3rd to 6th you can find me on the snapchat of Aarhus BSS called “bssoutgoing” – follow it if you want to get a look into my everyday life while studying abroad. 

If you have any question regarding study abroad or the study in Denmark, please feel free to write me on

You will soon hear from me again,