Coming into the preparations for study abroad I would have never thought I would have ended up in Denmark. Most people were very confused when I told them that is where I chose to study. When asked why, it was always because of the amazing and specific program I found there, Child Diversity and Development, that fit my desire to work in pediatric occupational therapy so well. Each Thursday we would work as teachers aids in a typical Danish classroom or after school program. It was such an enjoyable experience and a great way to learn about the Danish school system and disability policies. I learned even more about the American system as well because of all the discussion and critical thinking we did in comparing the two.
I really liked the discussion based approach that most of the classes took, and overall was very pleased with what I learned and the work load given. My teachers were very interesting and helpful. Most are professionals in the field they are teaching and had a lot of great insight. I felt that I was actually learning things but had enough freedom that I had time to explore Copenhagen and many other countries as well. With your core class you take a short and long study trip both which are planned extremely well and are really engaging and informative. Also the additional trips DIS offers during breaks are incredible and really well priced.
Copenhagen is a very clean and safe city. I loved exploring and finding some cute cafes, enjoying a danish and coffee, or bouncing on the trampolines on the canal (highly recommended)! You definitely feel the sense of 'hygge' that is so part of Danish culture. The weather was very cold and the city was quite pricey sometimes but overall I completely loved my study abroad experience and wouldn't change anything about it.