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Study Abroad at DIS Copenhagen Ignite your love of learning, further your academic achievements, develop intercultural understanding, and acquire life skills essential for engaged citizenship. Discover Europe and meet the unexpected. ACADEMIC PROG... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.4
Based on 442 Reviews
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I learned a lot about European cultures and much from my coursework. Yes it was. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 12, 2019 Fun Abroad Semester
worthwhile! allowed me to learn how to learn in different ways and allowed me to become more independent - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Accepting spending a lot of time alone, working more loosely, learning how to live in a city. Yes it was worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
August 29, 2019 A Cozy Time
It was extremely worthwhile. I made friends I never would have met otherwise and I grew as a person. I pushed the limits of my comfort and explored places I never thought I'd find myself. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Living on your own experience and fun travel. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Very worthwhile, I learned the importance of being open to new things and new opportunities - Brandeis University View Entire Review
August 14, 2019 New And Exciting
Definitely was worthwhile & would recommend to everyone - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to live independently, and got the experience of a lifetime. It was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
See above - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to be alone, cook, clean, travel, use public transportation and generally navigate for myself - Middlebury College View Entire Review
The most important lessons were learned outside of the classroom. I learned invaluable navigation skills and street smarts which will inevitably benefit me in the future. I learned a great deal about culture and human nature during my time abroad. This time abroad exceeded my expectations. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
July 30, 2019 Amazinf
I learned how to navigate a city by myself. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Loved interacting with my visiting host family. It allowed me to see a part of Danish culture that I would have missed out on otherwise. Get a bike too! That made me feel more integrated - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Independence, culture (mostly by traveling to various European cultures), topics from my coursework, and how to interact in a culture with people who have different values. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 02, 2019 Copenhagen Is Awesome!
I learned so much about traveling and other cultures. I also made a lot of friends who I will continue to keep in touch with in the future! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a great amount of independence and maturity and the ability to feel really comfortable being in places you've never been before and don't know the language of. I gained a lot of global perspective both in the fields of my classes and in politics, current events, and the environment. It was super worthwhile, even just as... - University of Vermont View Entire Review
August 28, 2019 A Danish Adventure.
I learned a lot about material I would never have engaged myself with while on campus. Specifically a lot about European culture and politics. I also learned a lot about the biotech industry from my core course. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
The best part of my time in Copenhagen was the environment of design that I got to study and feel connected to. I gained a my understanding of architecture and urban design that will help to supplement my major at Middlebury. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 14, 2019 So Much Fun
Had so much fun, but did not interact with too many locals - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned that I like being independent, and that I like learning about foreign cultures and interacting with locals. It was absolutely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to create a new routine and make new friends in a completely new and different environment. It was worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
learned to be self-sufficient, learned to budget, to be in unfamiiar locaiton - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Hands-on experience - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned that there are so many different social models that are successful and that the US world view of politics is very narrow. I also realized how Americans are perceived abroad and why there is a negative reputation. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent. I think it was the most fulfilling experience of my life. - Brandeis University View Entire Review

About

Study Abroad at DIS Copenhagen 
Ignite your love of learning, further your academic achievements, develop intercultural understanding, and acquire life skills essential for engaged citizenship. Discover Europe and meet the unexpected. 

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Architecture & Design
Art & Visual Culture
Biomedicine
Business
Child Development & Diversity
Communication
Computer Science
Economics
Environmental Science of the Arctic
European Politics
Finance
Furniture Design
Graphic Design
History
Holocaust & Genocide
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Justice & Human Rights
Literature
Medical Practice & Policy
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Prostitution & the Sex Trade 
Psychology 
Public Health
Sociology
Sustainability
Terrorism & Security
Urban Studies

Pursue your Academic and Personal Goals
Choose a core course from 28 academic programs and select from over 250 upper-level elective courses. Your freedom of choice extends to your housing, where you apply for living arrangements that best fit you.

Academic Excellence
Intellectually stimulating courses challenge you to examine issues from various perspectives, as you debate, play, research, analyze, and reflect on contemporary topics and burning issues. 

Experiential Learning
With an emphasis on hands-on learning experiences, you have opportunities to simulate real-life scenarios, make connections, and build your resume. 

Europe as Your Classroom
Take your classroom on the road with two course-integrated, faculty-led study tours with your core course! Visit important sites and meet with local experts who add cultural perspectives to your knowledge of the field. 

Faculty Who Teach What They Do
Most faculty work as professionals in the areas they teach, bringing theory to life by sharing real-world examples in the classroom. 

Supportive Environment
Academic counseling and personal support resources are available to you during your time abroad, providing you a solid foundation upon which to grow.

Cultural Learning
In your courses, you focus on the importance of cultural context and are exposed to how issues are perceived, lived, and theorized in Europe. It is also your chance to reflect on the cultural norms and values that shape you.

Meet the Locals
Living in a Homestay, signing up for a sports team, taking a Danish Language and Culture course, or attending evening seminar are among the ways to build your international network and meet the locals. 

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • European Studies
  • International Business
  • Psychology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Architecture
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Housing and Human Environments
  • Human Development, Family Studies
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies
  • Design and Applied Arts
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Danish Language and Literature
  • History
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1959
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DIS - Study Abroad Scholarships

DIS offers several scholarship opportunities. The combined maximum scholarship for any individual student is $5,000 per semester (unless granted the Jacob Buksti Memorial Scholarship or the Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship). DIS Scholarship Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need (funding up to $5,000 per semester; $250-500 for summer sessions 1, 2, or 3; or up to $1,000 for summer session 4) Diversity Scholarship Awarded to support students from populations that are underrepresented in study abroad including those from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, and educational backgrounds including first-generation college students (funding up to $5,000 per semester and up to $250 to $1,000 per summer depending on course/program selection)

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Deadlines:
Fall/Full Academic Year: April 1 Spring: October 15 Summer: March 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
1. Complete sections 1-3 of the application, including a personal statement written by you, the student 2. Your most recent available FAFSA Student Aid Report, and your school’s Financial Aid Award notification summary 3. Optional but recommended: a recommendation from your home university advisor 4. Optional: your parents’ most recent tax statements, if you are claimed as a dependent

This merit-based award honors a beloved former DIS faculty member, Jacob Buksti, who passed away in 2016. Jacob built a strong legacy in modern Danish politics and made a deep impact on the hundreds of DIS students he taught from 2003 to 2016. Jacob served the Danish Social Democratic Party as a parliamentarian, party spokesperson, and Minister of Transportation during an impressive political career, and he was deeply devoted to sharing his work and passion with U.S. students at DIS. He loved being a politician and, even more than the theories and policy study that fueled his coursework, was passionate about the living, breathing game of European domestic and international politics. We offer this scholarship of up to $10,000 each semester to a deserving DIS Copenhagen or DIS Stockholm student who exhibits: A major in political science, international relations, government, public policy, economics, or a related field Passion about pursuing a career in politics An understanding of the work it takes to be actively engaged to advance yourself and your mission, interest in European/EU politics, and awareness that effective politics has many avenues A high GPA, strong personal essay, and recommendation from a professor or academic advisor Note: summer awards are not offered for this scholarship at this time.

$10,000

Deadlines:
Fall/Full Academic Year: April 1 Spring: October 15 Summer: March 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
Applicants must submit the following via email to dis@umn.edu with the subject line “Jacob Buksti Memorial Scholarship”: Name Major Home university GPA Semester or summer of enrollment at DIS (e.g. spring semester 2018) Program and Core Course in which you intend to enroll at DIS Personal statement (max 750 words) describing your passion for politics (including any awards/achievements) and how you will apply this passion in Scandinavia. How will DIS enhance your career goals in politics? At least one recommendation from a faculty member or academic advisor – must be attached on university letterhead

Anders Uhrskov was the Director of DIS for 27 years and was dedicated to developing global leaders of tomorrow through education abroad. The Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship established to award students who have demonstrated leadership on their college campuses at home and who are dedicated to enhancing and building upon their global leadership and critical thinking skills while spending a semester or summer abroad with DIS. Up to $10,000 will be awarded to one semester student and up to $5,000 to one summer student studying for six weeks or more.

$10,000

Deadlines:
Fall/Full Academic Year: April 1 Spring: October 15 Summer: March 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
Applicants must submit the following via email to dis@umn.edu with the subject line “Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship Application": Name Major Home university Semester or summer of enrollment at DIS (e.g. spring semester 2018) Program of enrollment at DIS (e.g. Justice & Human Rights) Personal statement no more than three (3) pages in length, addressing all of the following questions: What inspired you to become a leader, and how do you inspire others? How have you demonstrated leadership on your home campus and in your community? What is a global leader and how will your experiences abroad develop your leadership skills? How will you apply your leadership skills at DIS? At least one letter of recommendation from an advisor, faculty member, coach, students affairs/leadership professional or other university administrator with whom you have worked as a student leader. Recommendation must be on university letterhead and attached to your email along with your personal statement.

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