Study Abroad Experience in Copenhagen March 02, 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 learned a great deal from study abroad. I learned much about Danish language and culture, and also grew as a person during this time. Overall, my experience was very worthwhile.

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

I thought DIS was very well coordinated and responsive to all needs of students.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I was satisfied with my living arrangements.

* Food:

I was responsible for my own meals and was satisfied with the arrangement.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt fairly integrated with the local culture.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I did not need healthcare during the program, but the system sounded like it would be helpful if I did need it.

* Safety:

Copenhagen felt very safe during my time there.

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

I really enjoyed studying in Copenhagen and would do the same program again.

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)

I was able to live on a student budget, though Copenhagen overall was a very expensive city.

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

I was very encourage to use Danish while abroad.

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? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? No language course
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • I really enjoyed taking classes in Copenhagen and also exploring the city and everything it had to offer during weekly field studies.
* What could be improved?
  • I think that I would have liked more opportunities through the program to meet local Danish students.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I felt prepared going on this program, but I wish I knew how different my weekly expenses would be regarding food/transportation, which were just very different from at home and at college.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.

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