My Time in Copenhagen August 23, 2022

By (Studio Art, Middlebury College) - 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 very worthwhile and went to great lengths to develop my independence as a person

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.

I thought that the academic intensity was definitely useful as it helped me to learn a lot more and truly get the most out of my studies abroad.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I loved studying in Copenhagen and if I were to go back I would certainly do it again

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I enjoyed my housing and became very good friends with my roommates while abroad

* 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:

Very safe city

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

I loved my time at DIS and would go back and do it again in a heartbeat


* 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 very expensive and I definitely drained my bank account but it was well worth it in my opinion

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Probably a little less than $200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Use your stipend to buy groceries and make food for yourself


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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?
  • The place
  • The people
  • Academics
* What could be improved?
  • Could be more challenging
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing, I enjoyed going into it knowing next to nothing about Denmark

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:

meaning of style

Course Department:
Instruction Language:
Comments: It was challenging but I got a lot out of it and enjoyed my time in the course
Credit Transfer Issues: Not that I am aware of
Course Name/Rating:

graphic design foundations studio

Course Department:
Instructor: Jeanette Hendeliowitz
Instruction Language:
Comments: I loved this class so much, Jeanette was the best teacher I could have asked for
Credit Transfer Issues: Not that I am aware of
Course Name/Rating:

danish language and culture

Course Department:
Instruction Language:
Comments: It was very hard, I did not retain very much from the course. I wish I was not required to take it and I could have taken another class in a field that I am passionate / interested in
Credit Transfer Issues: Not that I am aware of
Course Name/Rating:

Textile Design

Course Department:
Instruction Language:
Comments: I did not learn very much in this course it was not taught very well
Credit Transfer Issues: Not that I am aware of