I became much more self sufficient in copenhagen Past Review

By (Economics., Villanova University) for

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Extremely worthwhile. I feel much more mature and confident in my ability to live by myself and take care of myself. Traveling alone was an important growing experience. The program also helped me focus on specific interests in the field of economics

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.

Similar workload and difficulty. Very high quality professors.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

excellent support system. Very pleased with DIS

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Lived with 10 Americans and a Danish RA. Overall very pleased. The dorm was in an excellent location

* Food:

danish class went to grocery store and was shown what food was (everything labeled in danish) which was helpful

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Went on a study tour of Western Denmark and Brussels. Both were interesting academically and culturally.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

DIS set everyone up with healthcare cards and made going to the doctor easy (and free). Copenhagen was extremely safe

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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

most people spoke english. used it rarely

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • long study break
  • copenhagen
  • professors/course work
* What could be improved?
  • make it easier to travel on weekends
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Getting to know danes was the highlight of my four months. Danish people are extremely smart, funny, unique, and incredibly kind and helpful. Students wishing to live in an "alternative Europe" would benefit most