Amazing. Past Review

By (Architecture., Wellesley College) for

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

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.

I did much more busywork for one specific class at DIS, but for another I really enjoyed writing the papers.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Takes very good care of the students all around. The architecture department was especially wonderful.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

food is great.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?


* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

very very safe. people leave babies outside of cafes.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? More than I would have liked; it's an expensive city.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? None.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? I had no prior Danish instruction.
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

I lived with a host family. Everyone speaks perfect English.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • People
  • Architecture
  • City
* What could be improved?
  • Extend deadline to stay for a second semester.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Just go.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Gender & Sexuality in Scandinavia

Course Department:
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The field trips and outside-of-class activities were very interesting, and the lectures were informative, but the smaller response papers were not insightful and graded very harshly. Overall, I felt that I did not take away much from this class beyond surface-level information.
Credit Transfer Issues: Yes, my home institution only gave me .8 credit for each class. They add up to a full semester's worth of credit, but I'm having trouble transferring .8 of a credit to my major.