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
Yes definitely worthwhile! It was a lot of fun but also challenging in ways that I wouldnt have experienced at my home university. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I really like DIS's focus on the more practical sides of academia. All of my classes felt like they were preparing me to use my skills in the workforce, and I liked that. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and became more well traveled. It was an amazing experience and I love Copenhagen as a city. Despite it being a program primarily for American uni students, I got to meet people from all over the world. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, and it was definitely worthwhile. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Independence in a city, yes A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I made some good friends on a water polo team I joined. I also learned a lot about myself. It was definitely worthwhile A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I traveled a lot an got to experience living independently, like living alone and cooking for myself and budgeting. Overall I have a new sense of the world and lifestyles. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned to immerse myself in different cultures. To understand different perspective and outlooks on the world. Very worthwhile. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained skills of actually learning and living on my own. I also mastered the ability to go anywhere, not speak the language, not know how to work transportation, and still have an amazing time and learn from it. Emily See - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Though it was quite expensive, it was worthwhile. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
New appreciation for European history A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained the ability to work and do science in a international environment. I also became a very independent traveler and made livelong Danish and American friends. Trent Sorenson - Middlebury College View Entire Review
yes very worthwhile A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot more about the world after living in a new place with a different perspective. Being in a place with different outlooks and ways of life really makes you question your own way of doing things. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My experience abroad was very worthwhile I was able to travel and travel with the class. I have learned a lot about myself and I have become more open and adventurous. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I got to travel and experience different cultures A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Abroad was very worthwhile. I learned more about myself and how I can navigate through the world and impact it every single day. I made friends to last a lifetime, got to visit and learn from doctors and hospitals all over Europe, and so on. Couldn't recommend this experience more. Especially because I was someone who was unsure... Kate Zecca - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Immersed in Danish culture A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much about other cultures, I learned about racism in other countries and about healthcare and welfare systems, and I learned how to be independent. Sophie Cochran - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I really learned to be open to all the new cultural perspectives around me and to reflect upon the cultural preferences that shape who I am. Sarah Kavoogian - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was very worthwhile. I was exposed to so many new perspectives and cultures that now inform my own viewpoint. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned to live by myself and to embrace a new culture. I definitely think it was worthwhile! Faith Rankin - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about being in a new environment and settling down on my own. I also enjoyed most of my classes. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
New worldly perspective A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
The Danish culture is something to learn from in itself. The way they live their life and balance work, family, social. I have tried to integrate the concept of hygge into my life back in the U.S. This was the best experience of my life! LEAH PEARLMAN - Brandeis University 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
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Justice & Human Rights
Medical Practice & Policy
Prostitution & the Sex Trade
Terrorism & Security
Pursue your Academic and Personal Goals
Choose a core course from 25 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.
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.
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.
Academic counseling and personal support resources are available to you during your time abroad, providing you a solid foundation upon which to grow.
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
- 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.