DIS: An amazing place to spend my study abroad experience Past Review

By (Political Science and Government., Wellesley College) for

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

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

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: No
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.

I learned a lot during my semester abroad, but I do believe it was too challenging at times because the workload was a lot.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The support system at DIS was great. I had many issues while abroad and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. I did think the program was way too big. DIS continues to accept more students, but they do not have adequate housing for everyone.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I was originally placed in very inadequate housing. I was so far away from the city and felt very unsafe where I was. The people were not very friendly and there were refugees and immigrant families living in the apartments as well.

* Food:

Cooking and getting food was easy.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I loved the travel excursions offered by DIS and they were a great way to make friends and see so many amazing places.

* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring a lot of money with you. I was thankful for the DIS food stipend.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Travel excursions
  • Visiting Family
* What could be improved?
  • Buddy System
  • Housing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I loved DIS!!!