The Summer of a Lifetime! Past Review

By (Trinity University) - abroad from 05/21/2017 to 07/01/2017 with

DIS Summer in Scandinavia

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
My time abroad allowed me to become more independent. This was the first time I had been abroad by myself and I was a little nervous for it. But as soon as I got there, I was greeted by DIS staff that was friendly and made the transition easy.

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.

Class were very interesting. Both of the classes I took were psychology classes and I really liked how culture was incorporated into both programs. We were expected to complete homework each night, but workload was not overwhelming.

* 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

Overall, DIS was a very well rounded program. I took classes that interested me and meet friends that I would later travel all around Europe with! My professors helped with cultural adjustments and provided a unique classroom experience that could only be experienced abroad.


* 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? $100-$150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? It is important to look up activities that are in your price range. Sometimes museums have free days for students, so just make sure you ask around if there are any quick ways to save money!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* 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?
  • Cultural Experience
  • Classes
  • Study Tour
* What could be improved?
  • Meals on Study Tour
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I thought my home university did a great job preparing me to study abroad!

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!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Neuroscience of Fear

Course Department: Psychology
Instructor: Bettina Hornbøll
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This class was challenging in that a lot of material was presented to us in a short period of time. During this course, students experienced a study tour where we traveled to Munich for a week. This experience allowed us to meet with various professionals and learn about their experiences in this field. Bettina created a curriculum that focused on the brain and mechanisms that produced fear. I thought that this class was very interesting and not necessarily a class that my home institution would offer! Overall, a great experience!
Credit Transfer Issues: I do not believe I will have issues transferring credits.
Course Name/Rating:

Social Brain, The: Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors

Course Department: Psychology
Instructor: Claudia Carrara-Augustenborg
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Class was very engaging. I like how classroom discussions were emphasized in this class. Our professor, Claudia, offered insight into the culture of Copenhagen that helped shape classroom discussion. Throughout the class students gave presentations in order to demonstrate our understanding of materials learned in the classroom. Students were expected to participate in field study opportunities and reflect on those experiences in class. We had daily readings that were required for class the following day.
Credit Transfer Issues: I do not believe there are any issues transferring credits.