Denmark: Beer, Bicycles and Blonde Boys Past Review

By (Accounting and Marketing, Trinity University) for

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Going abroad helped me realize that I want to be able to travel more in the States because there are so many places in America that I haven't been to. But of course, I want to return to Europe as well!

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 my professors and learned a lot. The courses didn't require much work and we took a lot of field trips to help us understand the material.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I had an unusual living experience. I ended up switching host families after 1 month of being abroad because of personal issues my host mother was having. This was fine with me because the housing arrangement was not working out. There aren't really any unsafe neighborhoods in Denmark, but I was living in one of the least safe ones because of the high number of immigrant families living in low-income apartments. The Housing Office did a wonderful job finding me a new host family (I had the option of switching housing arrangements too). My new host family was amazing and I felt totally safe in their home. I lived about an hour away from class, but I thought it was worth it. I didn't have to buy anything like sheets or pots/pans and I never had to buy food. I was definitely treated like a family member by my host family and I cannot wait until I get the chance to visit them all!

* Food:

My host family and I would cook together a lot on the weekends. On the weeknights, my host dad would make dinner and it was always delicious!!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

My France trip with my class was probably my favorite trip. (European Culture and History- France!!)

* 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 one of the most expensive countries!! Just know that you will have to spend 3X to 4X more on things in Denmark compared to things at home.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Just be sure to have a 'rainy day fund' when you are traveling!


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?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

History of Ballet

Course Department:
Instructor: Heino
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This course has an extra fee because of the 4 ballets attended during the year but is definitely worth it! This was by far my favorite class and the professor really knows what he is talking about.
Credit Transfer Issues: No