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 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
Danish/European perspectives A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much about Danish society and culture through my time with my host family, as well as the content of my classes. This experience was definitely worthwhile, as I now have a better understanding of Denmark's practices (especially in the heath care sector), plus I have a lifelong relationship with a family in Denmark. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Yes- I learned how to navigate cities, how to examine the culture of different countries (including my own), and how different social and economic structures can function successfully. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a new sense of appreciation for other cultures and a deeper understanding of the Danish way of life. Being enrolled in the Danish Language and Culture Class helped me understand how Denmark developed into its current state. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to be completely self-reliant and independent while navigating cross-cultural boundaries. These skills will serve me well in the future. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a break from my school. I got to travel around Europe and be completely selfish. A student - 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
I gained many friends from all different schools across the U.S., a love for Denmark and an appreciation for its political and social culture. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much from living in Copenhagen through my classes, my host family, and the city itself. I think my host family made the experience incredibly special for me and this is how I learned the most about daily life and culture in Denmark. Being able to join a new family was also an important learning experience. I also le... A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
YES Naya S - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned that not everything will be perfect from the get-go and everyone's abroad experiences will be different. I learned to be patient, willing and openminded, because it will get better. I definitely think my time abroad with DIS Copenhagen was worthwhile. I took classes my home university does not offer, which is what most... A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
a better perspective on American culture from the outside, globalization and global politics, Danish culture, all of these things made the experience worth every penny, tear, and drop of blood Maxwell Hayes - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about clinical psychology and how to practice resilience in times of difficulty and adjustment. Lauren P - 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.