Amazing! December 27, 2016

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/20/2016 to 12/12/2016 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Really learned to live on my own in a whole new setting than what I am used too. It was also great to be able to travel all throughout Europe while I was studying abroad.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* 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

Finances

* 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? 100

Language

* 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 Danish
How many hours per day did you use the language?

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?
  • Copenhagen itself
  • how well organized the program was
  • meeting so many people with similar interests as me
* What could be improved?
  • schools communication with the parents
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? what specifically I should pack..and which size suitcases and things that would be most beneficial

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:

New Nordic Design

Course Department: Architecture and Design
Instructor: Birgitte Borup
Instruction Language: English
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20th and 21th Century Danish Architecture

Course Department: Architecture and Design
Instructor: Jannie Rosenberg Bendsen
Instruction Language: English
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Danish Language and Culture

Course Department:
Instructor: Charlotte Bjerre Beuck
Instruction Language: Danish/English
Comments: It was a difficult course but nice to know some important phrases in the native language of the place I was living.
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Architecture Foundations Studio

Course Department: Architecture and Design
Instructor: Jacob Norlov
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The course was challenging having little prior studio experience, but enjoyed the outside of class travel and exploration that related to the class.
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