"Denmark: Hoejskoles are crazy awesome" Past Review


DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Definitely worthwhile. While I didn't really learn all that much, I met so many great people and had so many great experiences that it was 100% worth it. In fact I'm thinking about working abroad after I graduate.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Pretty light workload.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Their administration was on campus and very accessible.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived at a danish hoejskole. It was an AWESOME experience. Not only did I become great friends with many danish students, I also got tons of free food, and free coffee/tea. This was probably the best part of my study abroad experience.

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* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I traveled to Finland and Estonia. It was definitely an experience of a lifetime. I got to go sauna-ing/ice-lake-jumping, which was surprisingly relaxing.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Denmark is EXTREMELY safe. In fact, I don't think I have felt safer anywhere in the US.

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? No.


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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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* 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? LIVE IN THE HOEJSKOLE!!! It is the BEST.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Nordic Mythology

Course Department: N/A
Instructor: Morten Warmind
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Great class/professor. Interesting subject material. I would say the professor was one of the most knowledgeable people in his field.
Credit Transfer Issues: No.
Course Name/Rating:

Public Health in Northern Europe

Course Department: N/A
Instructor: Morten Eiersted
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Class was OK. Didn't learn too much from it. However, Morten was very enthusiastic, and very fun to go on the short/long study tours with.
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:

Intermediate Danish

Course Department: N/A
Instructor: Mogens Soerting
Instruction Language: Danish
Comments: Awesome class. Learned a lot of Danish. Mogens is a great teacher
Credit Transfer Issues: No.
Course Name/Rating:

The Enemy Within: Spies & Espionage in the Cold War

Course Department: N/A
Instructor: Martin Jensen
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Good class. There was a mixup with professor at the beginning, so the professors didn't know exactly what they were teaching, but the material/guest lecturers were fantastic.
Credit Transfer Issues: No