I loved abroad. April 10, 2018

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/10/2018 to 12/07/2018 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was extremely worthwhile. I learned about living in a city, and living among people who were not American and adjusting to a new culture.

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.

* 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 loved it!

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 very expensive.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $400?

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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 my core course to different cities
* What could be improved?
  • Housing
  • Money given to students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had saved more money before.

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:

Danish Language and Culture

Course Department:
Instructor: Birgitte Pallesen
Instruction Language: English
Comments: I loved the professor, and though Danish was challenging, I still really enjoyed it.
Credit Transfer Issues:
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Behavioral Economics: European Case Studies

Course Department:
Instructor: Toke Reinholt Fosgaard
Instruction Language:
Comments: It was interesting, but pretty hard to follow as professors had very different teaching styles.
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History of Sexuality in Europe

Course Department:
Instructor: Sara Gjermandsen
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was fascinating and I loved the class.
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Creative Industries: Business, Innovation, Politics, and Culture

Course Department:
Instructor: Peter Rantzau
Instruction Language: English
Comments: I loved the class. It was challenging, but very interesting.
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European Politics

Course Department:
Instructor: Kristian Weise
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was very interesting, but the grading was pretty poor and the professors did not show up to class all the time.
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