Architecture courses, especially the studio ones were very good Past Review

By (Architecture., Wellesley College) for

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes. I really grasped the cultural differences that lay beneath the surface.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month
The term and year this program took place: Spring 2010

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Architecture courses, especially the studio ones were very good. Other courses were weak.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived in Grudtvigs Hojskole- a traditional Danish school in which students live and learn for short amounts of time after Gymnasium. <br /><br /> I didn't attend class there, but lived in a single room there and attended breakfasts and dinners with Danish (and international) students. The living arrangement was a great in that it also included a variety of social activities such as weekend theme parties. The downside of the living situation was the hour + commute.

* Food:

I wasn't given a food stipend as meals were provided to me, but I rarely got the meals due to the long commute in combination with my more intense academic program.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

there is a lot to do in Copenhagen! Its a safe, but fun city.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Denmark is expensive, with black coffee costing 5-6 USD. I spent roughly $600/month, but I did very little shopping.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? take how much money you expect to spend and multiply it by 2.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bring $$$$$. But seriously, I strongly recommend the program to any architecture/design students. The program is very strong, well organized, and staffed by incredibly talented faculty. I learned a lot through the studio course I took.