Copenhagen is Awesome! September 02, 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?
I learned so much about traveling and other cultures. I also made a lot of friends who I will continue to keep in touch with in the future!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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)

This is an expensive city but it is possible to spend minimal money if desired.

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

Because most people in this program are learning Danish for the first time, the language is not emphasized.

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

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Administrative Organization
  • Housing
  • Core Course Trip
* What could be improved?
  • Syllabus Organization
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Enjoy every minute because it goes very fast!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Danish Language and Culture I

Course Department: Language
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Comments: This is a difficult language to learn but the professors are very good at teaching it.
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Biology of Marine Mammals

Course Department: Biology
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Comments: The expectations were well communicated and the material was very interesting.
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Glued to the Set: TV Shows, Norms, and Culture

Course Department: Media Studies
Instructor:
Instruction Language:
Comments: This was a very good class and the workload was reasonable.
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Ice Cores and Ice Ages: Greenlandic Climate Change

Course Department: Environmental Science of the Arctic
Instructor:
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Comments: This class was very well taught and very cool. I really enjoyed it and the trip to Greenland was amazing.
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Anthropology of Food

Course Department: Anthropology
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Instruction Language:
Comments: This class was poorly organized and overall the material was difficult to follow.
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