Adventure June 23, 2022

By (Economics, Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/17/2022 to 05/13/2022 with

DIS Summer in Scandinavia

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to enjoy my own company at times and how to branch out at the same time. There is so much more out there. Yes.

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.

It was a great balance of school but allowing us to enjoy our time abroad and not have to stress as much as we usually do

* 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?

Copenhagen has great health care

* Safety:

Always felt safe for the most part. But there was an assault in my building of Basecamp that I’m not sure Middlebury ever addressed to us

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

It was a very well run establishment


* 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? ~400
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Keep track!!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? High school Honors class
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • 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?
  • The people and study trips
* What could be improved?
  • Housing people closer to city
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bike!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:


Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Adrian
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It felt I was assessed fairly and my teacher understood how to explain things
Credit Transfer Issues: Still in process