Copenhagen is perfect February 05, 2024

By (Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/21/2023 to 12/15/2023 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Independence, decision making, emotional intelligence. So worth it!

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.

Perfect balance of time to explore and interesting academic assignments and material

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

perfect. I have no complaints.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Basecamp central was awesome and perfect

* Food:

I cooked well for myself. the grocery card was very helpful

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Going to school with only American students was limiting in the immersion aspect

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I did not seek health care

* Safety:

Copenhagen was a utopia. So safe all the time

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

I loved everything about copenhagen!


* 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? unsure
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? buy from netto


* 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

In danish class, we spoke some danish but a manegable amount

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? 0
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Most people speak english so its fine

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • The city
  • The safety and social norms
  • The vibe
* What could be improved?
  • More Asian people
  • More spicy food
  • more graffiti
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You will learn so much about yourself!

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:

Human Health and Disease

Course Department: biology, pre med
Instructor: Anton and Josephine
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Yes. Perfectly challenging and the travel was awesome
Credit Transfer Issues: I haven't attempted to transfer credit from this class.