Copenhagen was great, DIS was alright December 21, 2018

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/18/2018 to 12/14/2018 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I made some good friends on a water polo team I joined. I also learned a lot about myself. It was definitely worthwhile

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 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?

I made concentrated efforts to integrate myself with the local culture. If I had not, I don't think I would've met any Danes. DIS is a very insular American program.

* 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? No

I'd want to spend less time around Americans, and to learn more Danish


* 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)


* 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? Intermediate

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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Small classes
  • Study tours
  • Food stipend
* What could be improved?
  • Downsize. There were too many students to provide quality experience to all of them
  • Stop putting kids who don't want to be in homestays in homestays.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That there would be over 1000 other Americans on the program

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

Course Name/Rating:

Migrants & Minorities: Belonging in Denmark

Course Department:
Instructor: M. Biel
Instruction Language: English
Credit Transfer Issues:
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20th & 21st Centry Danish Architecture

Course Department:
Instructor: J. Pagh
Instruction Language: English
Credit Transfer Issues:
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Globalization and European Economies

Course Department:
Instructor: M. Hedegaard
Instruction Language: English
Credit Transfer Issues:
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DIS Danish Language and Culture I & II

Course Department: Danish
Instructor: C. Rosendal
Instruction Language: Danish
Credit Transfer Issues: