An Fun Engaging Semester! January 03, 2022

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/28/2021 to 12/18/2021 with

DIS Stockholm Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a ton about Sweden and Swedish culture as well as how important it is to get outside of your comfort zone!

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.

* 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?

* 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

I absolutely loved the friends that I made in my program and the fantastic professors I had. I thought that Stockholm was a safe and fun city to live in and was very accessible for outside travel as well.


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Definitely plan out in advance before going to the grocery stores. Buy what you need and try not to splurge in the beginning.


* 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? none
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Definitely try to order coffee at cafes.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Peers
  • Professors
  • Travel
* What could be improved?
  • Support from faculty
  • housing location
  • larger stipend for food
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish that I had packed for colder weather!

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:

Psychology of Political Behavior

Course Department: Psychology
Instructor: Steve Turner
Instruction Language: English
Comments: I absolutely loved this class! Steve was extremely knowledgeable on the subject and brought in content and authors who consistently stretched my beliefs and forced me to question my own values. I highly recommend taking this class to anyone interested in psychology, politics, or learning about how we make decisions in general.
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