Online to In-Person bliss August 05, 2021

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/30/2021 to 06/11/2021 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Great classes and taking advantage of the pandemic and limited academic options

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.

Great! manageable coursework and very interesting classes

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very impressive considering the covid-19 pandemic

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The space was great but the amount of noise complaints was frustrating

* Food:

Bought and cooked my own food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Living with other Danes was great but because of the pandemic I felt limited in my amount of cultural integration

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Great! Very clear communication and assistance with the pandemic

* Safety:

Very very safe

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)

Very expensive city to get food


* 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

Everyone speaks english

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? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Classes
  • Location
  • Focus on the city
* What could be improved?
  • Danish class
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Food expenses

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

Course Name/Rating:

The neuroscience of creativity

Course Department: Neuroscience
Instructor: Professor
Instruction Language: english
Comments: great balance and fun
Credit Transfer Issues: