Fabulous Academic and Cultural Experience! Past Review

By (University of North Carolina - Charlotte) - abroad from 01/19/1987 to 05/25/1987 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, very worthwhile! Denmark is different in a good way. It took awhile for this to sink in. DIS study experience is more a keystone realization of another, valid world of ideas, values and people.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* 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)

* 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? $50.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring plenty!


* 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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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • Host Family
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Different, Challenging Values, Academics and Denmark.
  • Excellent Professors, Lots of Interesting, Bright Students. DIS is best for Achievement Based Students.
  • Good Travel Opportunities as Part of Program.
* What could be improved?
  • Studied a lot.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Make sure to get good fit walking shoes in the states.