Nasra Hassen

Credentials: Copenhagen, Denmark

Position title: Engagement Intern

Nasra spent the summer of her freshman year in Copenhagen, Denmark with Global Gateway. In Copenhagen she learned about Black Americans in Denmark and their experiences and influence that they had on Danish culture. Nasra attended a UW signature program where a UW faculty traveled with her and her classmates to Copenhagen. Although this experience was scary at first for Nasra it turned out to be a fulfilling program. She got to learn about Danish culture and the intertwined history Black Americans and Danish history. While in Copenhagen Nasra toured many historical sites such as Frederik VIII’s Palace and Rosenborg castle. Nasra’s study abroad experience is one filled with great memories and experiences she will cherish and hope to repeat.