Safe and Beautiful Experience Past Review

By (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill) - abroad from 05/24/2016 to 07/02/2016 with

DIS Summer in Scandinavia

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained an appreciation for Danish culture and a greater understanding about the benefits of urban planning and mental health programs.

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

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Loved staying in a kolegium.

* Food:

Expensive but delicious.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Difficult to interact with Danes.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Needed health care and was reimbursed when I had a cold.

* Safety:

I felt very very safe in Denmark.

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

The classes were fantastic and it was just the break I needed.


* 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? $450
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook at home and look for free museums.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* 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?
  • Class selection
  • Housing choice
  • Study tour
* What could be improved?
  • Danish buddy system
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had know places to find more locals.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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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.