I loved experiencing a new culture and meeting so many interesting people. Past Review

By (Accounting and Related Services., Bentley University) - abroad from 01/17/2013 to 06/06/2013 with

Copenhagen Business School: Copenhagen - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained an appreciation for another culture and learned so much about other people as well as myself. It has definitely made me a more mature person and I have a different outlook on the world now.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The resources available were excellent but I think that the classes were much easier than my home university.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were always available and had a great office that you could go to. The only problem was that their hours were a bit short.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Loved living with all international students but I was not exposed to as many Danish students as I would have liked.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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 because the standard of living is higher there.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $80
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy a monthly pass for public transportation or buy a bike and sell it back at the end of the semester.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

Everyone there speaks English fluently and will laugh at you when you try to speak Danish because it is a very hard language to master.

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? I only took a language course while I was there.
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? Get some Danish friends! That is really the only time I used the language.

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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The people I met.
  • The places I got to visit.
  • The independence I felt from being so far from home and being successful.
* What could be improved?
  • More information before we left.
  • Update the method for applying for a visa
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew more about the credit card situation and how each card needs a pin or chip in order to be used. I wish I knew more about the visa process so that I didn't have to go through unnecessary steps.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'