DIS Copenhagen: Semester
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
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... A student - 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. Mary-Elizabeth McCourt - 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. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile. I learned a lot about Danish culture and I look forward to returning one day. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
As a public health student, I learned a lot about Denmark as a model country for healthcare. Rebecca Nachman - Brandeis University View Entire Review
One of the main things that I learned was understanding that culture shock doesn't always come from those in another country. I think the biggest culture shock I experiences were from other American students. Jaila - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to live independently and manage my resources and budget. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Learned how to cook for myself, budget, speak a bit of Danish, more about Danish culture, how to travel independently (and a lot more). Yes, studying abroad was definitely worthwhile. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained more independence while abroad. I would study abroad again as it made me appreciate my home university while also giving me a chance to recharge. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to travel. I learned how to make things happen. I learned how to live with another family (and failed mostly). I learned how to speak lidt danske (a little danish). I learned how to make friends! I learned how being nice to everybody always comes back around. Yes, it was worthwile. Benjamin Maffa - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a newfound send of independence and passion for what I'm studying, as well as new friends and a greater appreciation for bike lanes. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Learned how to be an adult and found a good life balance. Came out of it with a new understanding of the climate system and, less academically, Danish culture. Very worthwhile! A student - Smith College View Entire Review
I learned about the Danish government system and all about their plans to become carbon neutral. It made me want to implement changes into my life in terms of my environmental awareness and it made me realize the changes that could be implemented in our society in the US that would make life better Zoe R - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Yes gained a lot of new friends and experiences A student - 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 A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Danish culture, and in turn, about American culture and their differences. The experience was certainly worthwhile. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Some of the Danish language! How to cook, clean, and completely run my life on my own! How to navigate the Copenhagen transportation system. How smart and independent I can be. It was definitely all worth it for my newfound confidence. A student - Bryn Mawr College View Entire Review
That’s a huge question. It was worthwhile and I learned tons of stuff. In one word though, perspective. That was the biggest takeaway I suppose. Noah Stevens - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned independence and how to adjust and learn from a completely new culture and environment. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Danish culture and also learned how to live independently. I had to cook for myself often and learn to budget better. I most appreciated the opportunity to travel and the friends I made. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
The experience helped me become more open-minded and better at navigating cultural differences. I have also become more responsible and better at taking initiatives. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned to grow. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I thought I learned how to be more self-sufficient considering my host family's circumstances. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I had only been to Europe once before DIS, so I benefited from being able to travel extensively on the continent. I feel like I became much more cosmopolitan after studying abroad. Jeremy Russell - Princeton University View Entire Review
Yes. I thought it was amazing, I had an amazing opportunity to learn about health care while also taking courses that broadened my artistic and social horizons. Francesca Napoli - Middlebury College View Entire Review
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.
Architecture & Design
Art & Visual Culture
Child Development & Diversity
Environmental Science of the Arctic
Holocaust & Genocide
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Justice & Human Rights
Medical Practice & Policy
Prostitution & the Sex Trade
Terrorism & Security
Create Your Own Semester
Choose a core course from 26 academic programs and select from over 240 upper-level elective courses. Your freedom of choice extends to your housing, where you apply for living arrangements that best fit you.
Engage in High Impact Courses
Learn how concepts and issues are perceived, lived, and theorized in Europe, and reflect on the cultural norms and values that shape you.
Build Your Knowledge in New Settings
Turn Copenhagen into your classroom on local Field Studies. Hone your skills in research or labs, studio, practicum, or workshops.
Explore Europe on Study Tour
Travel with your class and faculty on two course-integrated Study Tours in Europe.
Follow Your Curiosity with Exploration Electives
Engage in hands-on and interactive Exploration Electives, which include additional international travel at no extra cost.
Get to Know the Locals
Live in a Homestay, join a local club or organization, sign up for a Danish Language and Culture course, attend evening seminars, and more.
Join an Inclusive Student Community
Explore, discuss, debate, and reflect in a welcoming and supportive learning environment.
Seek Support When You Need It
Our Academic Support and Care Teams are on site to support your personal and academic well-being.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Communication and Media Studies
- European Studies
- International Business
- Environmental Studies
- Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
- Housing and Human Environments
- Human Development, Family Studies
- Biology and Biomedical Sciences
- Sustainability Studies
- Urban Studies
- Design and Applied Arts
- Computer and Information Sciences
- Scandinavian Studies
- Danish Language and Literature
- Political Science and Government
- Art History, Criticism and Conservation
- Entrepreneurial and Small Business
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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)
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.
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.