Great growing experience, fun travel August 19, 2019

By (Middlebury College) - 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?
Living on your own experience and fun travel.

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.

It was a reasonable amount of work.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

DIS was very helpful.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I liked my living arrangement and how we got to choose between several options.

* Food:

DIS didn’t provide food but I liked Danish food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I would have liked more integration with Danes.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

People were helpful and friendly.

* Safety:

Copenhagen was super safe and I received good advice.

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

Probably but I’d like more interaction with Danes.

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)

Eating out is very expensive in Copenhagen.

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook a lot.

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? Intermediate
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? Practive with Danes.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Lots of travel breaks
  • Similar experience people
  • Cool classes
* What could be improved?
  • More interaction with Danes
  • Easier classes
  • Everyone pass fail or everyone getting grades
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You won’t have much interactions with Danes.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness Research Lab

Course Department: DIS
Instructor: Claudia Carrara-Augustenborg
Instruction Language: English
Comments: I really liked this class it was very engaging and rewarding.
Credit Transfer Issues: No and yes I would recommend this class to others.
Course Name/Rating:

Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness

Course Department: DIS
Instructor: Claudia Carrara-Augustenborg
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The class was challenging and engaging.
Credit Transfer Issues: Yes and I would recommend this class to other students.
Course Name/Rating:

Anthropology of Food

Course Department: DIS
Instructor: Edwin Romein
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Not challenging and it was difficult to stay focused.
Credit Transfer Issues: No and no I woukdn’t recommend this class.
Course Name/Rating:

Neuropsychology of Brain Injury

Course Department: DIS
Instructor: Carla Caetano
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was challenging- a little too much was expected for students.
Credit Transfer Issues: No and Yes I would recommend, but be prepared for a lot of work.
Course Name/Rating:

Danish Language and Culture

Course Department: DIS
Instructor: Suzanne da Cunha Bang
Instruction Language: English and Danish
Comments: Difficult but worthwhile and manageable
Credit Transfer Issues: No and yes I would recommend