Copenhagen is a city like no other August 11, 2019

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/14/2019 to 05/18/2019 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
learned to be self-sufficient, learned to budget, to be in unfamiiar locaiton

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.

* 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


* 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? $200


* 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?

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?
  • Classes
  • Trips
  • Accomadations
* What could be improved?
  • Housing equality
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? more candid conversation about culture

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Environmental Economics

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: David Possen
Instruction Language: English
Comments: was challenging, teacher was passionate, assesed with papers and exams
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:

Leadership Across Cultures

Course Department:
Instructor: Morten
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Sufficiently challenging, evaluated through papers, useful because particular class not offered at Middlebury
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:


Course Department: Language
Instructor: Bianca
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was challenging, I participated more than at Middlebury, evaluated thru oral exams, written exams and papers
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:

Holocaust and Genocide

Course Department: History
Instructor: Torben Jorgenson
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was challenging and I participated the same as at Middlebury. Was assessed through one final paper
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:

Globalization and European Economies

Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Adrian Mongon
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Yes, participated equally and was assessed by papers
Credit Transfer Issues: No