DIS December 28, 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?
Independence in a city, yes

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?

I lived close to DIS, but my building was very dirty and run down and the roommate pairing was completely unfair and almost ruined my semester.

* Food:

It would have been great if the card worked other places

* 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? $250

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Core Course
  • Field Studies
  • Travel breaks
* What could be improved?
  • Equality of living accommodations
  • Structure - more overlap of students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That there were 1200 kids in the program and that it was 75% female

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Danish Language and Culture

Course Department: Danish
Instructor: Mette Jurgensen
Instruction Language: Danish/English
Comments: Very different than the other courses, learned very little Danish and a lot about our teacher's opinions.
Credit Transfer Issues: