Great research experience in Sweden February 09, 2024

By (DIS-Biomedical Engineering, Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/30/2024 to 12/15/2024 with

DIS Stockholm Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Research Experience and traveling across Europe. Very worthwhile.

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

Great program.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Would really prefer a single.

* Food:

Food stipend is not enough and the in house kitchen is too small for cooking everyday.

* 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 really like the research experience at Karolinska and the study away weekend which gives me a great sense of graduate studies in Europe. I also learned a lot about researches and future career path.


* 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? 200 dollars
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook yourself


* 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? Swedish Language and Culture
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students
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?
  • Courses
  • Study away weekend
* What could be improved?
  • Housing
  • Food situation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? NA

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

BIomedical Engineering

Course Department: NA
Instructor: Adam Darwich/Christopher Grigsby
Instruction Language: English
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Research Assistant- Mapping Brain in Human Brain

Course Department: NA
Instructor: Jan Mulder
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Gret experience. Add up to my research experience. Really enjoyed it and helped my graduate school application.
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Swedish Language and Culture

Course Department: NA
Instructor: Staffan Bengtsson
Instruction Language: Swedish/English
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Tumor Biology and Oncology

Course Department: NA
Instructor: Le Tong/ Apple Tay
Instruction Language: English
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