The Greatest Experience of My Life Thus Far July 19, 2018

By (Berea College) - abroad from 06/08/2018 to 07/02/2018 with

KIIS: Experience Scandinavia - Summer Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned so much about Danish culture and how it's similar/different to ours.

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?

KIIS put 7 girls in one room for 3 weeks. That wasn't cool at all.

* 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:

Felt extremely safe

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

I would love to go to Denmark again, I have never felt so connected to a place. I'm going back one day and I don't know if I'll come back again!

Finances

* 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? I spent at least $150 a week on food
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Budget yourself out a weekly budget and then divide that into daily budgets. I should've done that.

Language

* 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

Not much encouragement since the Danes speak English.

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? Japanese 102 a year before... have never taken Danish
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Try to learn basic phrases even if the people of that country do know english

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other
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?
  • Going to historical sites
  • Being given free reign to explore
  • My trip-mates
* What could be improved?
  • attitude when girls go to the bathroom
  • some readings had nothing to do with anything
  • lots of reading in History class, I gave up being prepared
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I don't know..

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:

HIS

Course Department:
Instructor: Tyler Sergent
Instruction Language: English
Comments:
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

HORT

Course Department: Sustainable AG
Instructor: Martin Stone
Instruction Language: English
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