A great trip to denmark September 15, 2018

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/12/2018 to 05/08/2018 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yes very worthwhile

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.

Difficult but not too challenging

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very well done

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Housing was amazing

* Food:

food not included -- and expensive in Denmark

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Danes are easy to talk too and everywhere

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

No issues

* Safety:

Very safe... its Denmark

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

I would choose the same program

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)

2.5

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? A lot
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Denmark is just expensive

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

yes

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?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Study for your Danish exams

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students
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?
  • Econ classes
  • Travel
  • Interesting work
* What could be improved?
  • Not requiring danish
  • If middlebury was P/F
  • Nothing!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Plan to spend more on food than you think

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.

Individual Course Reviews

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Behavioral Economics

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Comments: Interesting class, very different from traditional Econ classes. Interesting
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Danish Politics

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Comments: Great class and prof
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Danish Language

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Comments: I dont think Middlebury Students with multiple language credits should have to take this
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Global Economics

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Comments: Interesting... great trip to Moscow/ St. Petersburg
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Danish Architecture

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Comments: Yes, teacher was knowledgeable and interesting
Credit Transfer Issues: no