A cozy time August 29, 2019

By (Brandeis 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 was extremely worthwhile. I made friends I never would have met otherwise and I grew as a person. I pushed the limits of my comfort and explored places I never thought I'd find myself.

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:

Made all my own food!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

had to do a lot of integrating myself

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

always had access to a doctor and even though I had no CPR card when I had my health troubles, I was refunded.

* 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? 100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? shop at netto!


* 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

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?
  • Jazz
  • People
  • Courses
* What could be improved?
  • Music practice rooms made available (pianos specifically)
  • Wish professors were more available outside of class.
  • spread out people from the same school when making housing decisions.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How expensive the coffee would be! And how worthwhile it is to spend time with people you don't know. The city is very safe, so it is ok to get a little lost. I only really started branching out and exploring pretty late in the semester and I wish I'd done it more, and sooner.

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.