Copenhagen: The best place to be young! February 25, 2019

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 08/20/2018 to 12/14/2018 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learnt to live alone in a completely foreign country. I made amazing friends

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

The organization of the course was amazing. It was very professional and well managed. They have clearly been doing this for a while.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I loved my housing. I wish the cleaners had come more often in the week.

* Food:

They should increase the food stipend

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The SRAs helped integrate us into Danish society. It helped having Balkiss there.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Very safe.

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

I would repeat exactly the same process. I'd live in the same place, with the same people.


* 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)

It was not easy. Copenhagen is expensive

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? Cook on your own and have a fixed budget


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • People
  • Living situation
  • The city
* What could be improved?
  • Cleaning of the dorms
  • Some Classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I think I had good information

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.