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 a lot about myself. I found it enthralling,. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Able to immerse into a different culture A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Just had a great time A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
how to live on my own and be in Europe A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
i became so independent and able to look after myself. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
living internationally; global perspective Samuel S - Middlebury College View Entire Review
How to be an autonomous person and take risks Charlotte C - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much about Danish and Scandinavian culture! I am so so glad I was able to go and take advantage of the opportunity to travel as well. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile. I learned how to branch out of my comfort zone and integrate into a new community. Blake T - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Gained a lot of independence and self assurance A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I was able to see and experience a lot of different things that I otherwise would not have back at my home university. I was able to make new friends that I still keep in touch with after the program has ended. It was definitely a worthwhile experience. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes! Learned the importance of work/life balance! A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned to plan trips and live alone in an organized way. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was very worthwhile and I learn a lot about myself and what I need to do to be confident A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My experience abroad was absolutely worthwhile. I have learned so much about myself and feel much more confident in my ability to live on my own. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile and an experience that I will never be able to have again. I felt a great combination of comfort and support from the program, but also able to be challenged on my own in a new country. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a whole new perspective on learning and I loved how everything was immersive and hands-on. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Such a good experience to live in a city and travel A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned about the differences between American and Danish culture. The Danish perspective on internal and external politics and matters. I learned about myself on a profound level that is difficult to describe. I loved being immersed in another culture and with people who were in a similar boat as myself Charles L - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was fun and cool to meet different people and experience what it’s like to live in a city! A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and act like an adult. Elizabeth P - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself from studying abroad and what I'm capable of as a student and an emerging adult. I also gained a somewhat new perspective on some of the things I've been studying at Middlebury. It was DEFINITELY worthwhile! A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
very worthwhile A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Upon my acceptance into DIS, I was expecting a unique and immersive experience of Danish culture. Within my three months of attending DIS, my expectations have been surpassed. To describe DIS as “immersive” understates their intense efforts. Before coming to Copenhagen, I was only expecting my core course, Medical Practice and P... Tina P - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was so worthwhile. I became really independent, and I learned so much about myself as well as what I want to do with my future career. A student - 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
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
- 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.