Copenhagen was AMAZING Past Review

By (Psychology/History, Villanova University) 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? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

DIS did not have the same workload as my home University but only because the Professors mainly only graded you based on mid-terms and a final paper. Personally I found this a better system of learning because I could read and study at my own pace. I also was able to pick the topic of my final paper for most of my courses so I was really interested and passionate about whatever I was writing about.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Organized website and helpful faculty

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The housing was comfortable and the students I lived with were great. I wish I was able to live with more international or Danish students but I applied too late to get my priority housing.

* Food:

The stipend they provide will get you by but you will definently have to spend your own money on food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The study tours were my favorite part of the program. They were educational and cultural so I was exposed to parts of European countries that I would have never seen otherwise.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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
Language acquisition improvement?

Most people in Denmark speak English and almost everyone you in encounter in Copenhagen does as well.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Study tours
  • Living in a city
  • Classes
* What could be improved?
  • More exposure to Danes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be open to a new experience, try to budget your money, and travel as much as you can.