DIS is tons of fun, but, not a program built to immerse you in danish life. June 28, 2022

By (Neuroscience, Middlebury College) - 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 fun and cool to meet different people and experience what it’s like to live in a city!

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.

Not academically rigorous. Classes were interesting though.

* 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?

Felt more like I was at an American summer camp within a city.

* 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? No

I think I might have wanted a program that challenged my independence and academics more.


* 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)


* 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
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?

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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?
  • Copenhagen as a city
  • Well run program
  • All the biking
* What could be improved?
  • Encouraging more student independence
  • Academic rigor
  • Vetting teachers more carefully
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I was more aware that the program was more of a camp within a city than and independent DIY abroad experience.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Neuropsychology of acquired brain injury

Course Department: Neuropsychology
Instructor: Carla Centeneo
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Course was challenging not in nature but in instruction. While the information was interesting, the instructor did not have an effective teaching style. She often singled students out, her PowerPoints were not proofread and caused much confusion among myself and my peers, and she was not responsive to students who needed help.
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