Amazing Summer Abroad in Copenhagen! Past Review

By (Case Western Reserve University) - abroad from 05/25/2016 to 07/01/2016 with

DIS Summer in Scandinavia

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about Danish culture and I really think Americans could learn a lot from the Danes. They are so much more relaxed and so much more efficient in almost everything they do. There is not nearly as much stress involved in the daily lives of Danes and they are just a much happier, healthier culture in general.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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 really loved Denmark and Copenhagen is the cultural center of Denmark. There was so much to do and I left still having so much more I wanted to do and to learn which I think is what makes a study abroad programso great.


* 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? ~$75
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Try not to eat out too much, it can get very expensive very quickly. Buy your food at the grocery store.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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?
  • Immersion into the city/Danish culture
  • My first class/teacher (New Media + Collaborative Futures)
  • Field Studies/Study tours
* What could be improved?
  • My second class (Medical Biotechnology + Drug Development) - Too much to fit in too little time
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew more about Danish culture so that I would be more suited to fit in when I came. They dress so nicely and I mostly brought T-shirts and shorts so I was never dressed nicely enough to fit in with the Danes. I also wish I knew more about all the amazing things in Copenhagen beforehand so I could have started exploring them from day one!