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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. ACADEMIC PROG... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.4
Based on 430 Reviews
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I gained new friends, a new language so many new experiences. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained indendence, found a more specific academic field of interest, and discovered that my values are very much aligned with Danish ones. I also learned so much about Scandinavia and some Danish language. It was the most worthwhile four months of my life. - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
December 16, 2016 Wonderful Copenhagen!
I learned to be more relaxed and engaged by learning because I am interested, not being forced to do anything I don't want to. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Learned about myself and gained a more complete cultural perspective. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 14, 2016 Best Semester Ever
I learned a lot about myself and about the culture of Denmark and the rest of Europe. It was extremely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A lot of new friends, knowledge of European cultures, great tourist experiences - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile - I personally grew and became more confident - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned quite a bit of Danish and how comfortable I am living in a foreign country. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I became more independent; I was exposed to many more American perspectives beyond those at an elite liberal arts institution; I absorbed the societal values/perspectives of Danish culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself. How to deal with challenges and overcome them. - Providence College View Entire Review
I became a lot more independent and was able to learn how to travel alone in a city and adapt to a new culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was definitely worth wild. I learned that I do much better when I place less emphasis on the grading of assignments and more focus on the course itself. - Trinity University View Entire Review
global wisdom of different cultures - Philadelphia University View Entire Review
This experience was definitely worthwhile. I learned a lot just by living in another culture, like how cultural norms and values penetrate everything, and, in Denmark, how a history of a homogeneous society presents challenges today. I also gained more personal awareness of what kinds of things I enjoy doing and learning. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
December 19, 2016 A New Home
Studying abroad gave me a newfound sense of self. I learned how to be alone, independent, and make someplace else my new home. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
September 26, 2016 A Second Home
I learned to be responsible and to take care of myself while I was abroad. It was worthwhile to live on my own in a new city because I learned to be independent. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes, and I learned how to be much more independent. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 25, 2016 Semester Of A Lifetime
I learned a lot about myself and the types of environments I thrive in. I also learned a lot about the value of travel and getting to know loads of different people, even if you will only know them very briefly. It was definitely worthwhile, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
August 23, 2016 An Awesome Journey
Yes - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Mostly, I learned an entirely different culture than the one I grew up in. I understood how people grow up with different values, and how these values permeate their life choices like jobs and families to their social and political views. I also was lucky to experience the joys of traveling across Europe, and seeing important hi... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 08, 2016 Amazing
I gained both intellectual and personal growth from studying abroad, growth that could never have occurred had I studied at home. DIS was an incredible study abroad experience, and I would definitely recommend this program to other students interested in studying abroad. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
i learned a lot about myself and a lot about a foreign culture. one of the most worthwhile trips ever. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Your study abroad experience is contingent on how adventurous you are. Make an effort to put yourself out there. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Danish culture and the important differences between Americans and Danes, making me want to be more like them in some ways but also realizing some important flaws we both share. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Learning about different cultures and mindsets outside of the United States helped me to gain perspective of what it meant to be a student within my community. Being exposed to such a different environment not only helped me to view myself in an alternative and novel way but also appreciate the uniqueness of my home. - Wellesley College 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. 

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Architecture & Design
Art & Visual Culture
Biomedicine
Child Development & Diversity
Communication
Computer Science
Environmental Science of the Arctic
European Politics
Furniture Design
Global Economics
Graphic Design
History
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
International Business
Justice & Human Rights
Literature
Medical Practice & Policy
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Prostitution & the Sex Trade 
Psychology 
Public Health
Sociology
Sustainability
Urban Studies

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.

Academic Excellence
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. 

Experiential Learning
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. 

Supportive Environment
Academic counseling and personal support resources are available to you during your time abroad, providing you a solid foundation upon which to grow.

Cultural Learning
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
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Political Science and Government
  • Philosophy
  • Literature
  • History
  • Danish Language and Literature
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Design and Applied Arts
  • Urban Studies
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Human Development, Family Studies
  • Housing and Human Environments
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Architecture
  • Environmental Studies
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Psychology
  • International Business
  • European Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1959
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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)

Contact DIS

Deadlines:
Fall/Full Academic Year: April 1 Spring: October 15 Summer: March 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
1. Complete sections 1-3 of the application, including a personal statement written by you, the student 2. Your most recent available FAFSA Student Aid Report, and your school’s Financial Aid Award notification summary 3. Optional but recommended: a recommendation from your home university advisor 4. Optional: your parents’ most recent tax statements, if you are claimed as a dependent

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.

$10,000

Deadlines:
Fall/Full Academic Year: April 1 Spring: October 15 Summer: March 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
Applicants must submit the following via email to dis@umn.edu with the subject line “Jacob Buksti Memorial Scholarship”: Name Major Home university GPA Semester or summer of enrollment at DIS (e.g. spring semester 2018) Program and Core Course in which you intend to enroll at DIS Personal statement (max 750 words) describing your passion for politics (including any awards/achievements) and how you will apply this passion in Scandinavia. How will DIS enhance your career goals in politics? At least one recommendation from a faculty member or academic advisor – must be attached on university letterhead

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.

$10,000

Deadlines:
Fall/Full Academic Year: April 1 Spring: October 15 Summer: March 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
Applicants must submit the following via email to dis@umn.edu with the subject line “Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship Application": Name Major Home university Semester or summer of enrollment at DIS (e.g. spring semester 2018) Program of enrollment at DIS (e.g. Justice & Human Rights) Personal statement no more than three (3) pages in length, addressing all of the following questions: What inspired you to become a leader, and how do you inspire others? How have you demonstrated leadership on your home campus and in your community? What is a global leader and how will your experiences abroad develop your leadership skills? How will you apply your leadership skills at DIS? At least one letter of recommendation from an advisor, faculty member, coach, students affairs/leadership professional or other university administrator with whom you have worked as a student leader. Recommendation must be on university letterhead and attached to your email along with your personal statement.

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