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By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/11/2019 to 05/13/2019 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Definitely was worthwhile & would recommend to everyone

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 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?

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Keep a large side pot for travel & exploring your home city

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 in Danish (300 for another language)
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? Don't be afraid to test out your language on natives, the effort reflects well on you and they're often quite welcoming.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • Great host culture
  • Academic strength
  • Good network for students
* What could be improved?
  • host family range to DIS
  • smaller classes
  • more autonomy for teachers
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? nothing

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness

Course Department: Neuroscience, Psychology
Instructor: Claudia Carrera-Augustenborg, BJ Ajida
Instruction Language: English
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Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness

Course Department: Neuroscience, Psychology
Instructor: Claudia Carrera-Augustenborg
Instruction Language: English
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Danish Language and Culture

Course Department: Danish
Instructor: Anne Gross
Instruction Language: Danish
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Enemy Within: Spies and Espionage in the Cold War

Course Department: History, International Relations, Political Science
Instructor: Martin Cleemann Rasmussen and Matthias Bjørnlund
Instruction Language: English
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Meaning of Style

Course Department: Communication, Design, Fashion Studies
Instructor: Anders Larsen
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The course was appropriately challenging, and worked well to offer relevant field activity. Anders was incredibly sharp and led productive classes. I felt that my participation was on par with home institution participation
Credit Transfer Issues: No issues