Fell in love with the city October 27, 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?

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.

I felt like the classes were inconsistent, some were difficult while others were very easy.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

DIS did a lot to make sure we were all accounted for and prepared well.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I was very unhappy with my residential community in Amagerbrogade. I felt like the housing was unfair and that I was in a much worse RC than many other DIS students.

* Food:

CPH has the best food in the world.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

DIS didn't offer much to help with integration.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Healthcare was very easy and accesable.

* Safety:

I felt really safe.

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)

Copenhagen is a very expensive city!

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Try not to buy drinks at the bars


* 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
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Size
  • City
  • Interesting Classes
* What could be improved?
  • Housing
  • Immersion with Local Students
  • Class selection process
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That most people go on the program with preexisting college friends.

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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Competing Narratives

Course Department: History
Instructor: Thorsten Wagner
Instruction Language: English
Credit Transfer Issues: