DIS - Copenhagen December 21, 2018

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/17/2018 to 12/15/2018 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Immersed in Danish culture

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

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't eat out frequently

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? 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? Spanish 300
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* 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?
  • Core course week
  • Field studies
  • Organized structure
* What could be improved?
  • Clarity on grades
  • Grouping students by whether grades count
  • More field studies
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? City can be managed on a budget

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Danish Language and Culture I

Course Department: Danish (Foreign Languages)
Instructor: Jacob Colb
Instruction Language: English
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Crime and Criminal Justice in Scandinavia

Course Department: Sociology
Instructor: Anne Okels Birk
Instruction Language: English
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Globalization of European Economies

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Michael Hedegaard
Instruction Language: English
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Development Economics

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: David Possen
Instruction Language: English
Comments:
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Anthropology of Food

Course Department: Anthropology
Instructor: Ed Romein
Instruction Language: English
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