Overall an amazing program! Expensive but felt worthwhile for the experiences. January 05, 2023

By (Psychology and Studio art, Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/20/2022 to 12/17/2022 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worthwhile! I gained a lot of confidence in myself and really grew in my independence.

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.

Most of my classes were not as intense as Middlebury classes, but resources were helpful.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I was in a very central part of Copenhagen and really enjoyed my housing.

* Food:

Not enough money on the food stipend card.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The only cultural integration I experienced was through the visiting host family program, which I loved!

* 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


* 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. Public transportation and food were a big expense and the food stipend was not enough for the semester.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $150


* 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

We didn’t have to use the language outside of Danish class.

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? No Danish prior to going
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?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
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
  • Field studies
* What could be improved?
  • More rigorous classes
  • Less group work
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be prepared to be uncomfortable, and be willing to try new things.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Positive Psychology

Course Department: Psychology
Instructor: Gitte Vonsild
Instruction Language: English
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

Danish Language and Culture

Course Department: Language
Instructor: Anne Gross
Instruction Language: Danish and English
Comments: This class was very helpful and it was the most rewarding one I took.
Credit Transfer Issues: