Past Review

By (Neurobiology and Neurosciences., Wellesley College) for

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I became the person I've been wanting to be. It provided me the space to do so.

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.

I loved my Danish Design class and I liked how the classes incorporated field studies to the ciriculum.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Lived in one room with a bathroom and a kitchenette for myself in a student housing complex. It was great! I loved being close enough to the heart of the city to bike into. <br /><br />

* Food:

expensive, not enough money on the food stipend.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I met amazing people. I miss them.

* 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? Lots. I can't even remember. Very expensive.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save as much as possible!


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?

Language acquisition improvement?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* 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? Have an open mind.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Danish Design

Course Department: Architecture
Instructor: Courtney
Instruction Language: English
Comments: LOVED IT. changed my life. i look at everything differently now.
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Developmental Disorders

Course Department: Psychology
Instructor: Litte
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very different experience compared to my American university.
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Psychology of Happiness

Course Department: Psychology
Instructor: Helle
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Really interesting topic, I liked it to a point. I don't think I will go any farther into it, but it was a good thing to take into account when looking at other aspects of psychology and other fields.
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Developmental Neuropsychology

Course Department: Psychology
Instructor: Mette-Sofie and Nina
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Interesting, wish there had been more on brain structure.
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