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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
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Independence and learned how to cook more - University of Vermont View Entire Review
March 21, 2020 I Love Copenhagen!
I learned Danish and fell in love with the city of Copenhagen. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a great deal from study abroad. I learned much about Danish language and culture, and also grew as a person during this time. Overall, my experience was very worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about living independently and about the impact of history on culture. I also learned a lot from my class trips and professors. I learned a whole lot about Denmark and Scandinavia as a place. It was all very worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My study abroad experience taught me to be more spontaneous and open. I learned so much about myself and the way I establish relationships and relate to others. I met so many people from all over the world while living in Denmark who I hope to keep in touch and meet again later on. I learned how to be more independent and take r... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
February 04, 2020 Amazing
I got to learn new concepts from new perspectives and experience my studies outside of the typical classroom setting. I was able to travel to a handful of European cities and also become familiar with Copenhagen. It was more worthwhile than I could have ever anticipated. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
lots of friendships and independence! very worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My biggest take away was learning how to live by myself and navigate a foreign city. I grew the most from having to budget and deal with not ideal situations. I learned very little academically. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was completely worthwhile. I learned a ton in the classroom and outside of it. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I think that the most valuable experience for me abroad was seeing the design world from another perspective, even though I would not have thought that Denmark would have much of a different view of the world from my own 'western' views. I learned to approach design projects with a different intent, and was shown more sides of e... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned about Danish culture and the everyday lives of the locals. Courses were super interesting and I learned a lot despite the lack of rigor. I would go back for another semester if I could. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
This time abroad was definitely worthwhile. I gained independence, experience navigating a bustling city, and the ability to connect with people from across the globe. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 09, 2020 Great Program
Absolutely worthwhile. I learned a lot about Danish culture and I look forward to returning one day. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
April 18, 2020 An Amazing Semester
Definitely the most educational four months of my life. Learned so much about different cultures that I had no prior knowledge of. Extremely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
March 18, 2020 Fantastic
I learned so much about Danish society, and the European region as a whole. Enhancing my perspective on this side of the world was exactly what I was looking for. This experience was absolutely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about living independently and feel much more confident traveling and navigating cities by myself now. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 11, 2020 Wordly
perspective of multiple European cultures - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 05, 2020 New Experiences
definitely worthwhile, learned about responsibility/independence - Middlebury College View Entire Review
So much, independence, course work, cooking, traveling. worth it - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was absolutely worth it and I wish I could have stayed for another semester. I learned more independence living in an apartment and how to make new friends in an unfamiliar setting. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned more about being independent and gained a lot of experience with sustainability in other countries. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
How to be independent, travel, live on my own - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 12, 2020 America In Cope
Yes gained a lot of new friends and experiences - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I loved being able to live in a new city and it comes at a great time to get away from the “smallness” of Middlebury - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 09, 2020 Highly Recommend
I learned a lot about Danish culture, and in turn, about American culture and their differences. The experience was certainly worthwhile. - Middlebury College 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
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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