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 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. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about living independently and feel much more confident traveling and navigating cities by myself now. Grace Getman - Middlebury College View Entire Review
perspective of multiple European cultures A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
definitely worthwhile, learned about responsibility/independence A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
So much, independence, course work, cooking, traveling. worth it Pierce Fricke - 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. epack - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned more about being independent and gained a lot of experience with sustainability in other countries. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
How to be independent, travel, live on my own A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes gained a lot of new friends and experiences A student - Middlebury 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
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. A student - 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. A student - 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... A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
lots of friendships and independence! very worthwhile A student - 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. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was completely worthwhile. I learned a ton in the classroom and outside of it. A student - 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... A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It opened my world to new ways of perceiving and thinking and exposed me to a ton of art. I also made some really close friends. Definitely worthwhile. Lev Snyder - 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
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.