On the 14th of March the 2i IB economics students went on a study trip to Copenhagen. Our theme was development economics, and the bus left Nyborg Gymnasium early Thursday morning to take us to the capital. In Copenhagen, we started out with a visit at the University, where Thomas Lauritzen, an associated professor, gave an interesting talk about “why some countries are poor and other countries rich”. The presentation was followed by a short introduction to being an economics student at the University of Copenhagen and a visit to the cozy student café. After a quick lunch in the city center, we walked to the Danish United Nations Association, where three speakers gave a stimulating presentation on the UN and the Millennium Development Goals. Finally, we strolled across the bridge to Amager and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where Karina Hedemark, a Head of Section, gave an inspiring talk about Danish development cooperation, not least based on her own experiences from working in Africa. Back in the bus, tired and full of new information, we could all agree that the trip had been a great success, both socially and educationally.