Surreal experience! January 30, 2024

By (Psychology, Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/22/2024 to 12/12/2024 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was worthwile -- I gained a lot of independence

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

I loved the safety of Copenhagen / its beauty


* 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
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Meal prepping


* 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? None
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Using Danish outside of classroom as much as possible

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • People
  • Place
  • Travel on weekends
* What could be improved?
  • Help with bags during orientation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Everyday costs

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

european clinical psychology

Course Department: psychology
Instructor: Bruce Bradfield
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Overall a very great class in all aspects. Loved our study trips.
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:

immunology B

Course Department: biology
Instruction Language: english
Comments: Pretty challenging. Learned a lot
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:

Danish Language and Culture I Section 129

Course Department: Danish
Instructor: Janne
Instruction Language: Danish
Comments: Great overall
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:

Children with Special Needs

Course Department: Education
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Lots of collaboration, two projects and quizzes were much of grade
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:

Pregnancy, birth, and infancy in Denmark

Course Department: Public Health
Instructor: Liv Friberg
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Learned a lot, very interesting topic
Credit Transfer Issues: No