Livin' the Life in Copenhagen! Past Review

By (Bentley University) - abroad from 01/28/2013 to 06/14/2013 with

Copenhagen Business School: Copenhagen - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to be self-motivated. I also learned how to be independent and how to better manage my time. It was more than worthwhile. I loved living in Europe and experiencing a different culture. It was truly amazing and I would do it again.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

You learn a lot of self-motivation but the classes are quite boring and the fact that your entire grade depends on one exam is A LOT of pressure.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Always very responsive and helpful when you need them.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I loved my room and the location of my residence but it was so loud and the kitchens were always so dirty.

* Food:

The food here is expensive and not very good. You have to cook in order to not break your bank.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

My buddy introduced me to a lot of her Danish friends so that helped a lot. They are great people and very funny and friendly.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I got sick a few times while in Denmark. I went to the Emergency Room one time because I did not know my primary doctor because I had not yet received my yellow card. I did not receive it until less than a month before I had to leave to return home.

* Safety:

I always felt safe, no matter what time of the day it was.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Copenhagen is very expensive. If you really try you can save money, but you need to cook literally every meal, you can't waste any food, and you can't go out every weekend.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $150-$200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Do not eat out often, drink before you go out rather than spend money at the clubs/bars


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? None
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Go to every class and find a Dane that with speak with you.

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Meeting New People
  • Living in Europe
  • Easy Access to Traveling
* What could be improved?
  • Pre-Departure
  • Tips on Managing Money
  • Dorms
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Exactly where I was living and how I was living.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!