Copenhagen- The Coolest Place Imaginable Past Review

By (University of Utah) - abroad from 07/03/2019 to 08/01/2019 with

DIS Summer in Scandinavia

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
So much. Absolutely

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.

Class was intense but incredibly rewarding- The Good Life: Philosophy Of Happiness.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

We had a lot of autonomy but DIS personnel were standing by literally 24/7 in case we needed anything.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Incredible location, great community, but a few too many spiders. In Denmark they’re all non-venomous, but there were still more than we would have preferred.

* Food:

All DIS provided food was incredible, though most meals are on your own.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Every student receives a Danish medical card and access to on-call DIS doctors

* Safety:

Copenhagen is without a doubt the safest city imaginable. It blew my mind how there’s such a culture of trust here which makes crime incredibly rare. Neither I nor anyone I lived with had any incidents.

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

It was incredible. I wouldn’t trade this experience for any other


* 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 very expensive, but if you eat exclusively from food you cook yourself it’s fairly cheap. Just don’t expect to go out much if this is a factor.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? ~$175
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Shop at Netto!


* 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?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
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 study tour
  • The class
  • The faculty
* What could be improved?
  • Spider control
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To budget better, but overall I was well prepared

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!