Best semester of my life! Past Review

By (Environmental Studies., Mount Holyoke College) - abroad from 01/20/2012 to 05/20/2012 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was fantastic. I became more independent and I met like-minded individuals.

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.

It TOTALLY depended on the classes you signed up for. I had some classes that were easier than intro levels at home and then I had some that were about 200 level at home.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I had a fantastic host family out in Roskilde. The host family is a great option if you're learning about Danish culture and having a more relaxed semester.

* Food:

Danish food isn't near my favorite foods, nor is it cheap, so I was lucky in that I had great food at my host family's home.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* 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)

Host family is the best option for the cost-conscious.

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? <20
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Alcohol and eating out are what's going to deplete your bank account. Be careful.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • Organization
  • Efficiency
* What could be improved?
  • Academic quality/ rigor
  • Hire better teachers, so all classes are excellent
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? nothing