Alicia - Technical University of Denmark

B Civil Engineering
Semester 2, 2015

Academic Experience

I took 5 courses while studying abroad which equated to a full time load. I found all of my lecturers to be excellent at delivering the course content and their passion was clearly evident. I enjoyed the smaller class sizes and the oral examinations. The grading system was significantly different and this took me a while to get my head around. From my experience there didn't appear to be any particular cut offs for certain grades, nor was I ever provided with a lot of reasoning for any of the grades I received.

Personal Experience

I learnt so much during my exchange. I think the best part of it however, was all of the friends that I made from all around the world.

Accommodation 

I lived on campus. I loved that I was so close to all of my classes and didn't have to worry about transport to and from university. There were a lot of international students were I stayed and we all became like each others family away from home. Was a really great environment to be in as we could all relate to each other.

Budget 

  • Rent- quite cheap about $580 per month
  • Food- similar to Australian prices
  • Transport- public transport was quite expensive and there are no student discounts 

I would recommend a budget of at least $10,000. I think you will have a better time abroad if you aren't concerned about money issues as you will be more likely to take every opportunity that comes your way without worrying about how that will effect the bank.

Professional Development & Employability 

I think that I developed independence. I previously had never lived away from home. I also think I developed my communication skills, as I was in contact with so many different people from different backgrounds everyday.

Highlights 

I'd have to say living abroad was the highlight. I loved being in a different environment and meeting so many different people along the way.

Top Tips

Go for it! It was honestly the best experience of my life thus far.