A taste of being swedes January 08, 2023

By (Environmental Studies, Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/22/2022 to 12/15/2022 with

DIS Stockholm Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I think the cultural aspect was the most valuable. field studies and cultural courses are very helpful. I really enjoyed the lifestyle of sweden

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 courses are not very intense, but some of the course assignment instruction can be unclear

* 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


* 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? 100


* 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
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • field trip
  • students
  • culture
* What could be improved?
  • syllabus of courses
  • cost of living
  • more support for language
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? n/a

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

engineering sustainability in scandinavia

Course Department:
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was not challenging. The expectation of the instructor is very unclear, making it difficult to evaluate
Credit Transfer Issues: