New Experiences July 12, 2022

By (Neuroscience, Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/15/2022 to 05/14/2022 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worthwhile and an experience that I will never be able to have again. I felt a great combination of comfort and support from the program, but also able to be challenged on my own in a new country.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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:

* 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

I thought that DIS's program was very well run. The thing I liked most about the program that separated it from others were the study tours. They were well organized and it was a great way to bond with your class. Additionally, the break while others went on their study tours allowed for longer travels which was nice and something I hadn't heard of in other programs. I felt like I was able to really get to know Copenhagen because of its smaller size, but also had the time to travel and see other places without feeling like I was missing out in Copenhagen.


* 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 a very expensive place to live, which can make it difficult to stay on a student budget.

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make a spreadsheet of what you are spending each week so you can keep track of how much you have spent and adjust from there. Download a conversion app so that you can easily convert currency.


* 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

Only used the language while in class, but did not really learn enough to use the language in conversation.

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?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Study Tours
  • Small, accessible city
* What could be improved?
  • I wish that were more events from the program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had done the program with somebody else that I knew because it was nice to meet new people, but there were times where I thought it would be nice to have a friend there who I knew and could do things with. There were many people who came with friends or groups of friends, which made it harder to meet people at first.

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.