Expensive, but a nice place to spend a semester January 14, 2019

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?
Living in a city, which I have not done before, was interesting. I really enjoyed traveling to visit friends around the world. It was a worthwhile experience.

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)

Very expensive city.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Probably at least $30 a day so $210 per week.

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

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
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? Just download games and apps and turn your phone into Danish.

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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Students in the program
  • Field Trips
  • Weeklong class trips
* What could be improved?
  • Meeting Danish people/students
  • Danish Language and Culture Class
  • Details regarding grades
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I lived in the dorm instead of an independent apartment. You meet much more students from both America and Denmark.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Danish Language and Culture

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Instruction Language: English
Comments: Written test and oral test as well as some small quizzes and a paper. Wish I learned more about the culture.
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Development Economics

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: David Possen
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Great lectures and professor. Group projects and papers for grades and one test.
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Health Beyond Borders

Course Department:
Instructor: Siri Tellier
Instruction Language: English
Comments: In class tests and mini tests for grades. Great lectures.
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Globalization and European Economics

Course Department:
Instructor:
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Group papers and online take home quizzes for grades. Interesting field trips.
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Anthropology of Food

Course Department:
Instructor:
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Relevant and Interesting field trips. Papers and discussions for class.
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