Spring'11 in Denmark: Children with Special Needs Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., Wellesley College) for

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes! I learned a lot about myself, education, and Europe in general, and would love to do it all over again!

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.

The classes were pretty easy and there was not too much work outside of the classroom. The teaching method was a big part of this, as the Danish educational system values the group dynamic over the individual.

* 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?

The study tours were amazing, taking me all around Denmark and to Estonia, Sweden, and Istanbul. This was definitely the most valuable part of the program!

* 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? Living with a host family definitely helps cut costs, as everything in Denmark is super expensive! Definitely anticipate spending much more than you would in a typical semester at your US university.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Choose your housing carefully and definitely take advantage of the study tours and travel opportunities!