I love Copenhagen and I wish I could live there! Past Review

By (Indiana University - Bloomington) - abroad from 05/23/2016 to 07/02/2016 with

DIS Summer in Scandinavia

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned new perspectives on life and how to be more independent. Yes, 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.

I believe some of the academic expectations were unrealistic, however, I feel that I learned a lot in both classes.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program


* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Absolutely perfect! We were in the heart of downtown.

* Food:

Most of the food we provided for ourselves. I can't cook very well, so it was subpar.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

With most of the Danes speaking great English, it was easy to meet them and learn about their culture.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt safer in Copenhagen than at my own University.

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

It was so easy to make Cope feel like home. The people are so friendly and the culture was so fun.


* 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)

Having class for so long every day forced me to eat out for lunch, which is kinda expensive.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $250
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? The bars are very expensive, it's fun to go out. But it's a lot cheaper in other countries.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Study Tour
  • Friends
  • Housing
* What could be improved?
  • Meal Plan
  • Class reviews to read
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? SOme more words in Danish.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.