Exploring new places and solidifying my interests. May 11, 2023

By (Neurobiology, Neurosciences, Wellesley College) - abroad from 01/14/2023 to 05/12/2023 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that I don't have to change who I am even after I changes environments/countries. I learned that taking risks is a muscle and I am now less afraid to go farther, to ask for help, or try new things. Yes, it was worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 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


* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy frozen vegetables and fruit.


* 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

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • DIS took care of most of the legal forms like healthcare and residency
  • My friends
  • The lax academics
* What could be improved?
  • A pre-semester orientation for students of color
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how choosing a kollegium was much better than living in a residential community. I did not like my living situation, where no one took accountability for cleaning and was cramped and loud.