I loved living in the city of Stockholm-- it is my favorite place in the world, January 10, 2023

By (Neuroscience, Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/20/2022 to 12/17/2022 with

DIS Stockholm Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
i learned to be bold and put myself outside of my 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.

Interesting and fun but not a lot of homework which was really nice

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived in Sollentuna and it was way worse than the other housing

* 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:

Sweden is such a safe place, although my housing was in an area where I sometimes felt unsafe, but this was unusual and due to some uncomfortable situations while I was there

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I loved the city and the people I met, and it gave me a lot of travel opportunities.


* 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)

It was expensive, but not insanely expensive. With proper budgeting and saving up money before hand, I was able to eat, travel, and buy souveniers in addition to basic expenses.

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
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? No Swedish experience
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Use it as much as you can-- find opportunities to do it on your own. Also, use Duolingo.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* 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?
  • The location
  • The travelling
  • the people
* What could be improved?
  • integration into Swedish culture
  • Better housing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More about swedish social norms and culture

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:

Affective Neuroscience

Course Department: NSCI
Instructor: Elodie Cauvet
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was hard, taught me a lot, and made me excited to continue studying neuro.
Credit Transfer Issues: It was a pre-approved course