Loved living in host family and cool cultural classes. November 22, 2019

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/11/2019 to 05/14/2019 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes. I thought it was amazing, I had an amazing opportunity to learn about health care while also taking courses that broadened my artistic and social horizons.

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?

Host family was amazing

* Food:

I like danish food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Be sure to get your insurance card early, you may get sick and the system is complex to do in a rush.

* Safety:

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

I had a great experience, took awesome classes, and loves the culture.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $15
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't buy alcohol. Don't buy snacks. Pack snacks and lunches. Use the metro card.

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

Living with host family rocks

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
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? French 0206
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? Live with host family, read signs and join local clubs.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* 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?
  • Culture
  • Climate
  • Classes
* What could be improved?
  • meeting more danes
  • classes with danes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish i knew danish before i went

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Pregnancy, Infancy, Birth in Denmark

Course Department: INTD
Instructor: Mette Sorrensen
Instruction Language: English
Comments: AMAZING. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to gain exposure to health care systems and Danish culture.
Credit Transfer Issues: