Overall, really fun! January 06, 2023

By (Wellesley 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?
I think it was worthwhile, just based on the easy transportation system and how safe the city was, I would like to live in Copenhagen again

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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

We had a lot of trips/breaks built into the semesters, and while the trips were pretty fun, the stop-and-start was very jarring and exhausting. I wasn't able to plan any trips during the free breaks and had some fomo but overall I had a lot of freedom and enjoyed what I did while there.


* 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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Independence
  • Study Tours
* What could be improved?
  • Connections with Danish people
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I watched a lot of videos about dis and danish culture so I didn't have many culture shocks. However, Denmark is very expensive and very white which can be jarring. Also, it's okay if you don't travel every chance you can get, there's a lot to do around Copenhagen and 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.