Best four months of my life. January 28, 2019

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/20/2018 to 12/15/2018 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Very worthwhile. Learned a lot about myself and how to live independently as well as meet new people.

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?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

N/A

* Safety:

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

DIS Copenhagen is an amazing and challenging program that really helped me gain a better perspective on the world.

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)

1. Denmark is crazy expensive

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $400
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Learn how to cook and get used to eating the same thing many nights a 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? N/A
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? Try to speak with friends outside of class in the language

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?
  • People I met
  • Professors
  • Traveling
* What could be improved?
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How expensive it was.

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:

Sports Economics

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Kenneth Cortsen
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Super interesting course about the economics of sports products. Learned how to make sports clubs run more efficiently and turn profits. Would definitely take this course again
Credit Transfer Issues:
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Shadow Wars: Fake News and Hybrid Warfare

Course Department: Political Science
Instructor: Martin Rasmussen
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Interesting class. Opened my eyes to how fake news is created and changes political landscapes. Would take the class again
Credit Transfer Issues: N/A
Course Name/Rating:

Rhetoric of Gaming

Course Department: Culture
Instructor: Iben Schandel
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Somewhat interesting class. Professor was a little dry. Presentations were somewhat informative. Probably would not take the class again
Credit Transfer Issues: N/A
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Danish Language and Culture

Course Department: Language
Instructor: Ditte-Marie
Instruction Language: Danish
Comments: Very fun and immersive class that taught not only the danish language but also immersed us in Danish Culture.
Credit Transfer Issues: N/A
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Globalization and European Economics

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Michael Hedegaard
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Most amazing course that brought us to all parts of Europe to meet with professionals in the field. Would recommend highly
Credit Transfer Issues: Haven't transfered yet.