Semester Abroad in Copenhagen January 07, 2020

By (University of Hartford) - abroad from 08/17/2019 to 12/13/2019 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
That’s a huge question. It was worthwhile and I learned tons of stuff. In one word though, perspective. That was the biggest takeaway I suppose.

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

It was a great program, though maybe a bit expensive and not exactly the same cultural immersion that other study abroad program may have.

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? $75
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Decide how many days you are going to go out each week within the first couple weeks of arriving. By then you’ll have a good idea of how much your friend are going out and you’ll know about how much it costs, and you can use that to plan how much you want to spend for the rest of the semester.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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?
  • Copenhagen as a city
  • the people I met
  • the places I was able to go to
* What could be improved?
  • classes were insanely easy. but I guess I shouldn’t be complaining
  • cost
  • they really baby you, not like we’ve never been abroad but like we’ve never lived without our parents
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I don’t think there’s anything I wish I had known. There’s a lot I learned while there and maybe would have made it easier if I had known before but that’s all kind of stuff you have to find out for yourself, you know?

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.