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 -- I got to travel to so many amazing places, learn a lot about Scandinavian culture, speak a little Danish, and enjoy all the amazing things Europe has to offer. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I was able to take a much needed break from Wellesley's academics and campus life, in turn giving me a greater appreciation for it. The change of pace and scenery made me see how much I love my school, even if it can be stressful. Going abroad gave me an opportunity to get to know myself as a flourishing young adult, whether thr... A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My semester abroad was a test of my ability, could I travel on my own, navigate a new situation? In my successes, I felt emboldened and experienced growth in my self-confidence. Monica Kramer - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned to live abroad. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Lots of cultural exposure, city living, very worth while A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile to live in a different country where I didn't speak the main language. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Learned how europeans live and the Danish way of life. Hygge Patrick Flahive - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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. Vivian Le - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and problem solve A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned to listen and learn about other cultures. Not to take things too personally because you are the one entering a new space. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to adapt to a new learning and cultural environment. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
New perspective on the education system Madeleine Nunez - 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. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
As a scholar of critical race studies and queer studies, I was able to apply the general key concepts I had learned to Danish society. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I was terrified to study abroad, as I had never done anything like nor had I ever been away from my family for such an extended period of time. All of my fears were eased as early as the first week, when I met some truly incredible students both on my program and in my residence building. The culture is simply amazing- minimalis... A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I think it was worthwhile. It was nice getting to actually live in a city and learn about it's culture and history and how that is reflected in city life today. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Learned about being self dependent, learned about other peer's academic programs in the US A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Independence, ability to navigate a new city, learned how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, gained exposure to a wonderful city and culture. Absolutely worthwhile. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learnt about various aspects of my subject of interest from a European (particularly Danish) perspective during my experience abroad. This was incredibly worthwhile and helped me decide what area of Environmental Studies I was most interested in for a career in this field someday. From a cultural standpoint, my experience abro... Manjulika Das - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned that there are ways to create a more environmentally sustainable system, without sacrificing quality of life. Hannah Stewart - Brandeis University 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. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned responsibility and yes. Amy Zhang - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
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. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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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.
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
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):
- Environmental Studies
- 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.