Denmark is pretty liberal and respectful Past Review

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DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It has been great thus far, but I go back soon.

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Full-Year 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I think the admin. did a great job with orientation, resource. Each classroom has repres that meet with the department heads to discuss each class's professor. The head of the depart. then met with the professors to discuss the student's feedback.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived in a kollegium, a danish dorm. I liked my room, had my own bathroom and room. <br /><br /> I lived off the metro, less than ten minutes from the heart of the city. It was amazing.

* Food:

Danish grocery stores are frustrating. Danish food isn't great, so I spent a good deal of my own money on food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I had a great time, two week break.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Copenhagen is very safe, and medical insurance is provided.

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? The food in Denmark is very expensive.


Language acquisition improvement?

Classes were taught in english. I can understand phrases/basic danish on the street, and can read basic signs, but I cannot speak Danish well.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* 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? I would highly recommend going out of your comfort zone and studying abroad.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Environmental Economics

Course Department: None
Instructor: Prof. Kaiser
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Great Course, learned a lot.
Credit Transfer Issues: Yes.
Course Name/Rating:

EU: European Union

Course Department: None
Instructor: Jacob
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Learned so much, core course.
Credit Transfer Issues: Yes
Course Name/Rating:

Terrorism and Counter Terrorism

Course Department: None
Instructor: Jesper
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Amazing course. Unique, not available at PC, or at many other major universities for that matter. Very interesting.
Credit Transfer Issues: Yes
Course Name/Rating:

Trade, Aid, Political Power

Course Department: None
Instructor: John
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The worse corse I took abroad. Teacher was not teaching above all students' levels.
Credit Transfer Issues: Yes
Course Name/Rating:

Biomedical Ethics

Course Department: None
Instructor: Sinead
Instruction Language: English
Comments: A great introduction into Biomedical ethics. Learned so much. Excellent class
Credit Transfer Issues: Yes