An Invaluable Experience! January 10, 2020

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/17/2019 to 12/14/2019 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I loved being able to live in a new city and it comes at a great time to get away from the “smallness” of Middlebury

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 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?

I did not like being randomly placed in housing.

* 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

The program is very well organized and so easy to adapt to.


* 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. You need to budget more for this place.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $300
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make food at home


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Courses
  • Professors
  • core course trips
* What could be improved?
  • housing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Take classes that interest you and are not going to be too difficult because you are going to want to travel!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.

Individual Course Reviews

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History of Sexuality

Course Department:
Instructor: Sara
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Highly recommend this class
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Health Beyond Borders

Course Department:
Instructor: Siri Tellier
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Great for global health minor.
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Social Brain

Course Department:
Instructor: Lone
Instruction Language:
Comments: Very manageable course. Not great for informational value.
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Course Department:
Instructor: Charlotte
Instruction Language: Danish and English
Comments: Difficult but ver glad to have learned a few key terms.
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Human Health and Disease

Course Department: Hospital
Instructor: Rahim and Johanna
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The course was very difficult but rewarding and informational.
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