An unforgettable semester August 24, 2022

By (Neuroscience, Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/15/2022 to 05/13/2022 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I feel as though I learned a lot while not being overwhelmed with school work, which gave me the time to travel and experience both the local and international cultures. I also made some incredible, lifelong friends from universities all across the U.S.

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.

* 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

DIS plans every detail for students (from student visas to cell phone plans), which makes studying abroad much less overwhelming and daunting.


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $70, or around $200 if I was traveling
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cooking meals at home, buying a coffee maker instead of buying coffee, and creating a budget for "spending money" (i.e. non-essential expenses)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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?
  • Access to travel
  • Manageable schoolwork
* What could be improved?
  • N/A
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew more basic differences between American and Danish culture/lifestyle. It would be useful if there was a "survivor's manual" created by past students that could be sent to students ahead of arrival.

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:

Neuropsychology of Brain Injury

Course Department: Neuroscience
Instructor: Caetano
Instruction Language: English
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Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness

Course Department: Neuroscience
Instructor: Claudia Carrara-Augustenborg
Instruction Language: English
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Danish Language & Culture

Course Department: Danish
Instructor: Mika Sun Black
Instruction Language: Danish/English
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Meaning of Style

Course Department: Sociology/Fashion
Instructor: Anders Georg Hagerup Larsen
Instruction Language: English
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