Design as a Fundamental Part of Being in Denmark Past Review

By (ILVS, Tufts University) for

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it 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.

The teachers were incredible because they took it further than the classroom and applied everything they taught us to real life and to relevant issues. For the first time, I felt like what I was learning was tangible. The teachers also served as great mentors and I continue to email them.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Strengths: fun people, fun to talk to.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

I mostly ate in my residence hall.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Program held parties at Studenterhuset and at the park

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I always felt safe. This was one of the best things about the program and the city.

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? Eat at home. Don't eat out.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* 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 did you like most about the program?
  • Classes
* What could be improved?
  • Connections to locals
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? -make an effort to meet Danes. REALLY. go all out. -balance academica/social life however you can -Enroll in classes that make you do FIELD WORK and get out of the classroom -Take a class related to DESIGN because it is a big part of Scandinavian culture.