Loved CPH, loved the program! Past Review

By (Bucknell University) - abroad from 01/16/2016 to 05/17/2016 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
GO ABROAD. You'll learn way more doing that (not necessarily in class) than you would at your home uni for another semester.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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:

No meal plan - I cooked for myself, I liked this very much.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I did not have any health issues so I have nothing to say.

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

It was the right amount of challenging for me.


* 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)

CPH is expensive...what are you going to do.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan a budget, see how it goes for the first three weeks, then adjust accordingly. Be aware that when you travel your budget will need to change - it's more expensive on the road. Cut costs as much as you can at "home" i.e. buy your own groceries, Google free/cheap events in the city, make your own fun, don't blow all your money at the bar.


* 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

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 in college, 6 years of French and 3 years of Latin in grade school.
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? Just practice. In cafes, restaurants, buying tickets. Practice, practice, practice.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* 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?
  • My living (LLC was great/amazing location)
  • Meeting new people
  • The Danes/CPH as a place is the best!
* What could be improved?
  • Better cultural emersion - advertise the visiting host program more.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Danish is super hard to learn.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.