I wish I met more Danish people and explored the culture more in depth June 27, 2022

By (Environmental Science, Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/17/2022 to 05/13/2022 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to be independent and act like an adult.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I enjoyed my experience and learned a lot in classes, but there was little rigor in my academics.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

There were a lot of people to one space and no one kept it clean, but that is more on the students living in the space and that the group was too large t o hold people accountable.

* Food:

I was not supplied food but given a stipend that lasted the majority of my time.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I did not feel like the DIS program integrated me with Danes at all. It was very American based.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

My health care got screwed up but DIS did refund me on my expenses.

* Safety:

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

Ii would do the same but live with Danes. I do not regret my choices this time around though, I would just like something different.


* 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)

Denmark was extremely expensive, especially living in the inner city.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $500
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan ahead on traveling trips and book hostels or plane tickets in advance. And try to have no food waste and reuse any food left overs.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • 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?
  • the ability to not be tied down with school work
  • the traveling the program didi with your classes
  • opportunities the program set up
* What could be improved?
  • the organization
  • the integration into Danish culture
  • spreading information of their oppertunities
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew that it was going to be expensive and to plan better for traveling to other countries

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.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Climate, Glaciers, and Human Impact

Course Department: Environmental Science, Geoscience
Instructor: Susanne Lilja Buchardt
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Susanne was a great instructor and I learned a great deal in this class. I respected how she taught and quizzed us.
Credit Transfer Issues: