Incredible Copenhagen - learn in and outside of classroom Past Review

By (Growth and Structure of Cities, Bryn Mawr College) - abroad from 08/15/2015 to 12/12/2015 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learn a lot about urban design, since Copenhagen is a pioneer in this field. All the field studies and study tours in Europe also benefited a lot.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 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?

I love my Danish host family. They are so nice and welcoming, and treat me as their family members. it's a great way to learn the real Danish culture.

* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make your lunch every night for next day; do not buy your lunch outside every noon. It's expensive.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

All the courses were taught in English, but the Danish language class allowed me to learn more Danish and Danish culture.

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? none
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Most Danish people are very good at English; no worries.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • Academic Faculty
  • Field Studies
  • Study Tour
* What could be improved?
  • Library
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The food is expensive in Copenhagen Copenhagen has a lot of rains

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Urban Design Foundation Studio

Course Department: Architecture & Design
Instructor: Rasmus Frisk
Instruction Language: Englsih
Comments: Although it's a foudation course, I learnt a lot from both the extensive studio critique and field studies in Copenhagen. The emphasis on hand sketching and drawing (to develop a thinking pen) are also great things that i learnt.
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