Life changing. January 04, 2018

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/20/2017 to 12/14/2018 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained an international perspective on a country with a welfare state.

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:

* 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

I had an amazing host family that I will never forget and Copenhagen is my dream city.

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)

Denmark is very expensive

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $20
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? home stay!

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
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? home stay

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Host Family
  • Copenhagen
  • DIS courses
* What could be improved?
  • nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how far my homestay would be from the city.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'

Individual Course Reviews

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Al-Qaida, ISIS, and Intelligence Analysis

Course Department: PSCI
Instructor: Søren Hove, Nis Mathieson
Instruction Language: English
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Criminology and Criminal Justice in Scandinavia

Course Department: Interdepartmental
Instructor: Anne Okkels Birk
Instruction Language: english
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Nordic Culinary Culture

Course Department: Interdepartmental
Instructor: Ed Romein
Instruction Language: english
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Strategies for Urban Livability

Course Department: Urban Studies
Instructor: Bettina Werner
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Danish Language and Culture

Course Department: Danish
Instructor: Jens Monrad
Instruction Language: english
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Cultural Diversity and Integration

Course Department: Sociology
Instructor: Stine Laursen
Instruction Language: english
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