Incredible Summer Program Past Review

By (The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 05/23/2012 to 07/06/2012 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Very worthwhile, I became more cultural and worldly and open to new experiences and ways of life.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I loved the experience and learning in another country because the culture was infused in the teaching.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

VERY helpful and always willing to help.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I thought the housing was very convenient and enough room to feel comfortable in.

* Food:

Good, but very expensive.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Easy to integrate into if you go out a lot and are open to new experiences.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Difficult to schedule appointments.

* Safety:

Very safe city.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* 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? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $200-$300
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Shop around and don't buy the first thing you see because prices can vary down the street.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* 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?
  • The friends I made (Danes & Americans)
  • Lessons I've learned
  • Seeing the other side of the world
* What could be improved?
  • More help with expenses because everything was so expensive.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Save more money.