Great experience, lovely country, would go back in a heartbeat! August 20, 2020

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/17/2019 to 12/14/2020 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned so so much! Pushed myself beyond what I thought was possible

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

we had to make own food, but did get equivalent $600 USD stipend for groceries

* 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

Yes but would not have taken my terrorism course. it caused extreme anxiety and there were few resources for this mental health toll. Other than that the program was amazing and very supportive

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? probably over $300

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

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? none
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* 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?
  • freedom
  • the class trips (generally)
* What could be improved?
  • some trips were frightening (stayed the night at Utoya, visited sites with fresh blood on the ground, etc)
  • More mental health resources from midd and from host program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? wish I had planned trips earlier, although the program doesn't encourage it, it would have saved me a lot of money

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Shadow Wars: Fake News & Hybrid Warfare

Course Department: Poly Sci
Instructor: Martin Cleemann Rasmussen
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Professor was amazing, favorite course/professor at DIS, amazing teacher that believed in students and taught engaging & challenging content. Very happy with this course
Credit Transfer Issues: