Gained insight on a medical career and city-living throughout Europe! May 23, 2024

By (Biological Sciences, Wellesley College) - abroad from 01/18/2024 to 05/08/2024 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned about medical topics and through that gained insight if this was the path for me. I gained travel opportunities and life-long friends and it was worthwhile to experience.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

A great choice for pre-med students looking to take more medical and simulation-based hands on courses!

* 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


* 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 an expensive city.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Medical courses available
  • Structured program with built in travel
  • Great support from professors and DIS staff
* What could be improved?
  • Low workload at start, high workload at end, more spread out workload would allow me to maximize my experience
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Very expensive city, have lots of money saved up before arriving so you can feel able to afford to experience everything you want to!

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!