Do Not Study Abroad at DIS February 22, 2019

By (Brown University) - abroad from 01/12/2019 to 05/12/2019 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It did broaden my world perspective, but in a very painful way. Did I learn a lot? Yes. Was it material that I wanted to learn, or that has improved the overall wellness of my life? Absolutely not.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I really don't like the classes or the people in the classes.

* 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? No

Program is extremely strict so if you have any sort of life in the United States, expect to have to drop it completely. Basically you have to throw your whole life away for five months. I regret this immensely and would do anything to go back and not study abroad.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Lol don't come here don't do it. Save yourself and your future and stick with what you've got.

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? Do not study abroad!! Biggest mistake I have made in my memorable life.

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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • I do not like this program.
  • Biking is good exercise though.
* What could be improved?
  • If they gave refunds. I tried to cancel but could not be refunded and therefore could not afford to re-enroll at my home university.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You are wasting precious months and time and having to miss out on a lot of amazing opportunities back home, and spend an immense amount of money to live half the lifestyle you did back there. Do not do it!!!!!!!!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.