Life in Denmark gave me new insight to life and helped me become a confident, independent woman. Past Review

By (Sociology., Pacific Lutheran University) for

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained insight to who I am as a being while not only learning about Denmark but America as well. I enjoyed the classes and the culture and feeling like an adult. I was able push my boundaries and experience the world.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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 was set up with the perfect host family. They were very welcoming and accommodating. They allowed me to gain experience with the language and culture as well as spending time with their children helped me to interact with children at my practicum site in a non-verbal manner when the language barrier was high.

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* 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


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

I could practice this language with my host family and other American students and strangers on the street. I also spoke some Danish with the children at my practicum site.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Those students who may have doubt about studying abroad but want to experience the world with peers their age. I strongly encourage a host family. Although in Denmark host families were limited, I was nervous at first but I feel that they made my Danish experience what it was.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Childhood Development and Diversity: Special Needs

Course Department:
Instructor: Rita Tisdall & Alis Jensen
Instruction Language: English
Credit Transfer Issues: