No regrets for this program! Past Review

By (Purdue University) - abroad from 05/23/2016 to 07/03/2016 with

DIS Summer in Scandinavia

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a much larger perspective on the differences in culture and how other people live. My life is forever changed by this trip and it was certainly worthwhile

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

You will definitely have to study and there are a lot of opportunities to learn if you take advantage of them!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Food in Copenhagen is great. If you like food you'll like Copenhagen. Even the few meals provided by the school were excellent.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I wish I would have spent more time with the Danes while there, but it was my fault. If you want a deeper immersion stay where other european students stay. (there is an option when selecting housing through DIS)

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Safest city I've ever been to. Be aware, but other than that you won't run into any problems here.

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

Best choice I've made.


* 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's an expensive city but you can definitely live cheaply if you choose.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 120
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? If you want to save money, pack lunches. That will save you the most. Buying food in the city for lunch is pretty expensive.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* 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?
  • Denmark and Copenhagen
  • Culture
  • Food
* What could be improved?
  • More time there, stay for 3 sessions!
  • DIS organization and preparation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How much I would have liked it, and then choosing to stay a full fall semester there.

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!