loved it May 23, 2023

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/19/2023 to 05/11/2023 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
very worthwhile, eventually felt integrated and very comfortable navigating the city.

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.

not very hard

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program


* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

very satisfied

* Food:

city had good food, program did not provide food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

eventualy i felt integrated

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

not easily accessible - especially during the first month when we did not have our health care cards.

* Safety:

very safe city

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

very organized program, classes were not very difficult which i wanted for my abroad experience, loved Denmark as a whole.


* 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 extremely expensive, it is very hard to budget there

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 300+
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? use studenterhausset for coffee- on average costs $8-9 at most places


* 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
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? high school
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • people
  • being in CPH city - the food, overall vibe of society
  • being able to travel /experience other cultures
* What could be improved?
  • classes - not a lot were interesting
  • student budgets
  • housing for poeple that did not live in the actual city
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? the weather - although I really had a good experience overall.

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:

creative industries

Course Department: business
Instruction Language: english
Comments: it was not challenging but he was a harsh grader at times. the field studies were the only valuable part of the course in my opinion and us doing our individual research/making our own effort to learn about the topics of the class
Credit Transfer Issues: no
Course Name/Rating:


Course Department: psych
Instruction Language: english
Comments: enjoyed it, loved my professor, not challenging
Credit Transfer Issues: no