The Best Summer of my Life Past Review

By (Indiana University - Bloomington) - abroad from 05/25/2016 to 08/02/2016 with

DIS Summer in Scandinavia

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely a worthwhile experience. I really learned how to push myself out of my comfort zone and I think this experience really helped me solidify who I am.

Review Photos

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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.

* 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


* 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)

Copenhagen is a vey expensive place to be. There are so many things to see and do and most of them are not free. Plus, you're so close to so many other wonderful places, so you end up spending a lot on travel and food on those trips as well.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? At least $100-$150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Limit your spending on coffee and grab-and-go kinds of food. It doesn't sound like much, but those expanses add up fast.


* 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
* 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?
  • The people (locals)
  • The course integrated study tour
* What could be improved?
  • Structure of some of the classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had known some of the Danish language. Almost everyone in Copenhagen speaks English fluently, but I wish I had at least known a little bit of Danish. For example, it would have been nice to be able to order a meal in Danish or join in a conversation with some of the people I have met.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'