CBS Semester Past Review

By (The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 01/18/2016 to 06/28/2016 with

Copenhagen Business School: Copenhagen - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
CBS offered courses that wouldn't be available to me at my home university. I loved the different material, and being in classes with a host of international students that had diverse backgrounds and opinions.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I rented an apartment through AirBnb for the semester as housing was limited/difficult to get. My husband and I found a fantastic place in a great neighborhood.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Danish culture is very welcoming and everyone was lovely.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I did not use healthcare through CBS but I did use the local clinics available to me with my residence permit. Overall, service and availability was excellent and far surpassed anything I have experienced in the states.

* Safety:

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

I really enjoyed my coursework at CBS, and Copenhagen is a great place to live. It's also a great place to travel from as the airport is convenient to the city center with flights all around Europe.


* 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 a very expensive city, however there are ways to cut down expenses, like biking around town.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $500
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Like the local students, have dinner parties instead of going out all the time. It is hard to find a cheap meal in Copenhagen and cooking can help save money. Also, get a bike!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Location
  • Courses
  • Professors
* What could be improved?
  • Support from Home University
  • Living Costs
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I spend a lot of time traveling around the continent, but Denmark has a lot of charm as well. I wish I had spent more time exploring the local area.