Absolutely Loved Copenhagen May 22, 2022

By (Public Health, Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/15/2022 to 05/15/2022 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was so worthwhile. I became really independent, and I learned so much about myself as well as what I want to do with my future career.

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.

Absolutely amazing hands-on courses that allowed us to really learn material in unique and out-of-the-box ways.

* 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? Yes

This was such an amazing experience. I had such unique courses, I made amazing life-long local friends in my kollegium, and I really was able to experience Copenhagen like a local.


* 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)

Copenhagen is extremely expensive!


* 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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • My kollegium - housing
  • My Core Course and the travel component
  • Experiencing Copenhagen like a local
* What could be improved?
  • More of an orientation to meet DIS students
  • More community events
  • More DIS excursions
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How expensive Copenhagen really was!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Prostitution and the Sex Trade

Course Department:
Instructor: Devida Vandzinskaite
Instruction Language: English
Comments: One of the best courses I have ever taken in my life. Devida is a phenomenal teacher, and I was so lucky to experience this course which really pushed me out of my comfort zone.
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