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
Copenhagen is very expensive Charles D - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I had never been to Europe so it was fun to travel around. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained independence and learned a lot A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
This was extremely worthwhile and boosted my independence and self-efficacy. I loved the city, enjoyed traveling and valued all of my new experiences. It was a really fun semester. icedoatmilklatte - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Danish culture and how to live on my own. I became much more willing to say "yes" to new experiences with new people and would not have chosen any other study abroad program looking back at my time in Denmark A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
What did I NOT learn? I learned more about what I want from life, and who I am - my likes and dislikes. I learned more about the world, the relationships between different countries, and why certain international relations are the way they A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence with having to cook for myself, budget for the first time, and traveling without family. Additionally I lived in a major city for the first time which a new experience for me personally because I come from living outside a smaller city in the States. Overall it was so worth it! I would not change m... A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about perspective on what life is like outside of my small, rural liberal arts college, as well as how to live in an apartment on my own and plan my own schedule/navigate frequent travel. It was so worthwhile and I think it provides an invaluable opportunity to cheaply see Europe. Charlotte L - Middlebury College View Entire Review
So worthwhile. I learned to feel much more comfortable spending time alone and planning travel and budgeting. I feel much more confident with hard life skills coming back. Sarah O - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned social and travel skills and a greater understanding of the world beyond Vermont. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Danish culture and how to navigate living in a city. Absolutely a worthwhile experience. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I enjoyed my classes because the students (especially in my core course) were very like-minded and so we ended up having such impactful discussions. I was able to explore topics related to my major in a more international sense, which is exactly what I wanted going in to the program. I really enjoyed traveling with my class and ... A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I became more independent and became more comfortable doing things on my own in a new city. I learned how to cook for myself daily as I was used to the meal plan at Middlebury and I learned how to budget while also having a fantastic time. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
This was the first time I've lived in a city Tristan M - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of confidence in myself as I had the time to explore a new place independently. I learned a lot about myself as a traveler and hope to explore many more places in the future. I am grateful for the liberal arts education that Middlebury gave us in preparation for studying abroad because it allowed me to compare the... Midd student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
One of my biggest takeaways is knowing I can live independently in a city. I made so many great friends while abroad and am hoping to stay in touch. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My experience abroad was definitely worth while. I gained a lot of independence and cultural insight. Alexa B - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned a lot about Europe and international relations A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to balance my social interactions with academics in a faster-paced environment and gained more independence. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent. I also gained an appreciation for other cultures and a city I know and love. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
So worth it. I learned so much about myself and my community, and am so grateful for the experiences I had and people I met. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence and learned how to better travel and live on my own. I learned how to cook for myself and grocery shop for myself. I also gained the experience of living in a foreign city Lila K - Middlebury College View Entire Review
very worthwhile, eventually felt integrated and very comfortable navigating the city. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned more about Copenhagen (as well as other countries that I visited), living with new people, and living in a country where I do not speak the native language. I also learned more about navigating different cultures. Katherine K - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained independence and freedom. A student - 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
Politics & Security
Prostitution & the Sex Trade
Terrorism & Security
Create Your Own Semester
Choose a core course from 27 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):
- Environmental Studies
- Architecture and Related Services
- European Studies
- Scandinavian Studies
- Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
- Communication and Media Studies
- Computer and Information Sciences
- Danish Language and Literature
- Housing and Human Environments
- Human Development, Family Studies
- Biology and Biomedical Sciences
- Sustainability Studies
- Political Science and Government
- Urban Studies
- Design and Applied Arts
- Entrepreneurial and Small Business
- International Business
- Art History, Criticism and Conservation
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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.