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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 264 Reviews
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The cultural experience really affected me as a person. I learned things that would be impossible in America (e.g. open prisons, leaving babies unattended outside of shops) and the new perspectives enabled me to make social and cultural comparisons. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and problem solve - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with DIS Copenhagen: Semester
January 16, 2017 My Second Home
I learned to listen and learn about other cultures. Not to take things too personally because you are the one entering a new space. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 13, 2017 Awesome Experience!
I learned how to adapt to a new learning and cultural environment. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
New perspective on the education system - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained an international perspective on public health as we learned about healthcare systems in the Baltic region. Meeting other students from around the US also made the experience abroad worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 03, 2017 Living In Copenhagen
The program experience was good, although the academic portion was different what I had imagined, not all the classes I took went the way I expected them to. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I think that, most importantly, I gained a new perspective and outlook. There are so many wonderful and amazing aspects about the Danish way of life that I know I will forever hold dear and try to incorporate into my own life stateside. I think I also gained a lot of independence. I go to school in rural Vermont and prior to goi... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, lots of travel not as much integration - Middlebury College View Entire Review
This experience was definitely worthwhile. I learned a lot just by living in another culture, like how cultural norms and values penetrate everything, and, in Denmark, how a history of a homogeneous society presents challenges today. I also gained more personal awareness of what kinds of things I enjoy doing and learning. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review A New Home
Studying abroad gave me a newfound sense of self. I learned how to be alone, independent, and make someplace else my new home. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review A Second Home
I learned to be responsible and to take care of myself while I was abroad. It was worthwhile to live on my own in a new city because I learned to be independent. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes, and I learned how to be much more independent. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained an international perspective, confidence, and a better understanding of my self and how the US influences the world. Incredibly worth wild. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 20, 2017 New Place, Same Face
Learned responsibility and yes. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with DIS Copenhagen: Semester
January 16, 2017 The Best Semester Ever!
I learned so much about myself and got to make new friends, experience a new culture, and travel. It was absolutely worthwhile and the best time of my life. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 12, 2017 Eye Opening Experience
The experience definitely opened my eyes to a new culture outside of the US. It was interesting to learn about and see the values that make up Danish society, which are so different from the US. It was also interesting to hear the Danish perspectives on societal and political issues. The experience was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 04, 2017 Superb
Absolutely - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to deal with challenges and create a home for myself in a new place. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile, but I wish I had the opportunity to integrate into the culture more - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing!
Really learned to live on my own in a whole new setting than what I am used too. It was also great to be able to travel all throughout Europe while I was studying abroad. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained new friends, a new language so many new experiences. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained indendence, found a more specific academic field of interest, and discovered that my values are very much aligned with Danish ones. I also learned so much about Scandinavia and some Danish language. It was the most worthwhile four months of my life. - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I learned to be more relaxed and engaged by learning because I am interested, not being forced to do anything I don't want to. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Learned about myself and gained a more complete cultural perspective. - 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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