An engaging and fulfilling semester September 24, 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 how to be independent in a city and also how to plan international trips and budget them

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.

* 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?

i got the flu the first week i was there and my RA was very helpful in directing me who to call to make a doctors appointment which was free because of the Danish healthcare system

* Safety:

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

i loved the city and the class schedule was conducive to traveling


* 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)

Copenhagen is a very expensive city but the food card DIS gives you offsets a lot of costs

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100


* 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
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? speak to people in restaurants in danish

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • field studies
  • city of copenhagen
* What could be improved?
  • class content
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? appropriate biking clothes are a must

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.

Individual Course Reviews

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Sustainable By Design

Course Department:
Instructor: Charlotte Algreen
Instruction Language: English
Comments: I really loved learning about sustainable architecture and the field trips around copenhagen to learn about how denmark does sustainability, especially the field trip to henning larsson firm
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Danish Language and Culture

Course Department:
Instructor: Jacob Cold
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Comments: Great way to learn Danish
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Women in Leadership

Course Department:
Instructor: Sandja Bruggman
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was interesting to learn about scandinavian gender dynamics- i wish we met more danish woman leaders
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Travel Writing

Course Department:
Instructor: Tommy Heiz
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Comments: the most challenging part was approaching strangers for travel stories
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Polar Biology

Course Department:
Instructor: Astrid and Peter
Instruction Language: English
Comments: the field trips were the highlight of the course
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