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Copenhagen vs Paris - 4 months abroad

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Hi there, I'm an American university student choosing a location to study abroad next fall;

either Copenhagen or Paris.

In Copenhagen I'd be attending the University of Copenhagen and probably living in a kollegium. This is appealing because it's a true cultural 'immersion' and I'd be attending school/living with other Danish and international students. A downside is that your course grade is determined by just one final exam (lot of pressure), but then a good side is that there are no strict attendance policies and you have more time to travel and relax.

In Paris I'd be studying in a program created by my home university, so that means taking classes and living only with other Americans. This is a huge negative for me, but still, it's Paris... There's also an extremely strict attendance policy in which each class session missed constitutes in a half final grade deduction. But the good thing is that the course evaluation is pretty spread out so that's less pressure on just one exam.

I've never been to Copenhagen but am curious. I've been to Paris before but only for a few days and am very keen on returning. I don't speak either Danish or French but am very interested to learn. Of course, I'm more drawn to French as the language sounds nicer and is more useful, but this isn't a dealbreaker.

I'm looking for a vast departure from my current environment and of course somewhere beautiful, artistically and culturally interesting. International vibe and good food. And good airport connections to other parts of Europe as I intend to travel quite a lot while abroad. I'm flexible with weather.

Let me know what you think would be the best fit for me! Thanks. x

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