One of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences I will have in college. April 18, 2017

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/20/2016 to 12/13/2016 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained an international perspective, confidence, and a better understanding of my self and how the US influences the world. Incredibly worth wild.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

It was a fantastic program. I feel like I really got the hands-on learning experience they pride themselves on.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Incredibly helpful!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Not amazing but not bad.

* Food:

They were so kind to provide a stipend.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Safer than the US.

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

The program was extremely immersive and the classes themselves offered once in a lifetime experiences.


* 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)

Challenging if you traveled

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan your trips ahead.


* 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? 0
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? Watch Danish TV. Hearing the language is very important

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Traveling with class
* What could be improved?
  • Less busy work within the classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Sign up for clubs that immerse you more in the danish culture. The people are incredible. I wish i had gotten the chance to know more. Have a host family (not a home stay but a host family that you get to spend time with during your time abroad.)

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:

Psychology of Peak Performance

Course Department: Psychology
Instructor: Jorn
Instruction Language: English
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Strategic Planning

Course Department: Business
Instructor: John Kelley
Instruction Language: english
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Course Department: Danish
Instructor: Brigitte
Instruction Language: English
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Global Economics

Course Department: Econ
Instructor: Michael
Instruction Language: English
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International Financial Management

Course Department: Business
Instructor: Flemming
Instruction Language: English
Comments: AMAZING COURSE. Extremely well organized and the information was presented in a clear way that was easy to understand and engage in. Wish I could take another course with him.
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