Quality once in a lifetime chance to live in a non english european country May 16, 2017

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/14/2017 to 05/13/2017 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned how europeans live and the Danish way of life. Hygge

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.

I enjoyed my classes. Being a business and sustainability majors all of my professors were really engaged in the class and our learning development. The field studies were an under advertised perk too. Got to climb a wind turbine. Very cool

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were very helpful about everything from moving into to daily troubles and perks like bus pass and food stipend.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Satisfied but living in a single in a foreign country was a bit lonely so would have preferred a roommate situation or a different kolleg.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Hard to make Danish friends but I played on a soccer team and had a visiting host family so I would recommend a host family or visiting for sure to have danish interaction.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Very safe city. Watch out for pick pocketers though

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

Sustainability in copenhagen is husge and DIS hooks it up with many things. Bike culture was awesome

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)

Copenhagen is expensive compared to other european countries. Stipend helped

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 5,000-6,000 over semester
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? pasta and veggies

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

to much. My least favorite part of the day

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? Fluent
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Don't take a foreign language bc I will never use Danish again. Waste of time

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* 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?
  • bike riding
  • classes
  • travelling europe
* What could be improved?
  • bigger food stipend
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? more detailed list on what comes in the room. comforter towels etc

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.