New Experiences February 05, 2020

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/19/2019 to 12/14/2019 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
definitely worthwhile, learned about responsibility/independence

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.

good, different from normal Middlebury classes. DIS did a pretty poor job of spacing out the due dates of big assignments. Most of my exams and papers were all on the same day. I took 5 classes there. Having 2 exams, a presentation, and a paper all due on one day was a lot.

* 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? No

I provided comments in the general academic section.


* 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)

DIS provided us with a food stipend card


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Other
* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • being able to travel
  • meeting kids from different US schools
* What could be improved?
  • class schedules/managing when assignments were due
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? that a lot of students wanted to stick with friends from their schools

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Medical Practice and Policy

Course Department:
Instruction Language: English
Comments: teachers were knowledgeable, interesting class assessed by exams
Credit Transfer Issues: This credit does not transfer