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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 237 Reviews
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I realized how important making international relations is and how beneficial it is to learn from the successes and failures of other people/countries. I came away from my study abroad experience as a more well rounded and independent person. I came away from Copenhagen sure that I would be back some day in the near future. - Providence College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about my myself, how to be independent, how to be happy and how to enjoy life. - Providence College View Entire Review
Learned that many places and societies function VERY differently from the United States, sometimes in better ways, sometimes in worse ways. It was very worthwhile to get this exposure, and I would definitely do it over if I could. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad: Copenhagen - Various Programs
Very worthwhile, learned independence and about Denmark - Villanova University View Entire Review
Past Review Wrong Program
Design classes - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Going abroad is definitely worthwhile! I learned about myself, learned a lot about Danish culture and got to see so many new places. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Gaining confidence through traveling alone and being independent. - Providence College View Entire Review
How very large and diverse the world really is - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Past Review Crazy Fun Times
I learned independence. It was worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to be really independent. I figured out that sometimes it's ok to be alone because hanging out with yourself is actually really awesome. You figure out what makes you happy and the people you want to surround yourself with. It's really valuable to figure out who you are, so yes, that was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained understanding of what it means to live on your own in the real world and not pampered on a campus, what it means to budget your money and how it feels to not have any money. I learned how to make new friends when they come from very different places and not fall into the same old routine. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I had to realize that I would learn things outside of the classroom, as the classes themselves were not interesting. - Barnard College View Entire Review
I gained a new love for the Danish culture and traveling in Europe. I learned to get out of my comfort zone and independence. It was the most worthwhile experience I have ever experienced. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Best experience in college by far. Would recommend it to anyone. You learn so much about yourself through living outside of your comfort zone in another country by means of the different culture and the people you meet. Irreplaceable experience. I would recommend someone looking to study abroad to avoid doing a Villanova program... - Villanova University View Entire Review
I learned that the American way is not always the right way - that there are some areas that America really needs to improve on that other countries are doing really well. It was definitely worthwhile to realize that there are cultures where you can leave your baby out on the sidewalk while you shop inside a store and you don't ... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
This was one of the most difficult semester of my life, and yet it was also one of the absolute best!!! Going abroad has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! - Providence College View Entire Review
International context - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Wonderful
I gained invaluable travel experience and learned vastly about numerous European cities and countries. - Providence College View Entire Review
too much to write about. - Providence College View Entire Review
Unforgettable, learned a lot about myself and another culture - Providence College View Entire Review
I was able to experience things that were not offered at my home university. I had hands-on medical experience that most people do not get until medical school. It was completely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a much wider perspective about how I live my life and how others live around the world. I developed a lot of independence and I learned a lot about myself and acquired many critical thinking skills about the world around me. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself. I gained a lot of confidence. I was really on my own for the first time, which allowed to tackle challenges on my own - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile. I learned a lot about Danish culture and made some great friends while I was at it. I was also able to travel within Europe so it was really cool to see other cities and learn about the culture and meet people in those other cities as well. - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review Hyggeligt!
My study abroad experience was definitely worthwhile! DIS was a well rounded program incorporating travel, culture, and hands on experience both in and outside of the classroom. I learned to get out of my comfort zone and to challenge - Wellesley College View Entire Review

About


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
Business
Child Development & Diversity
Communication
Computer Science
Economics
Environmental Science of the Arctic
European Politics
Finance
Furniture Design
Graphic Design
Holocaust & Genocide
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Justice & Human Rights
Literature
Medical Practice & Policy
Neuroscience
Politics & Security
Prostitution & the Sex Trade
Psychology
Public Health
Sociology
Sustainability
Terrorism & Security
Urban Studies

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
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Environmental Studies
  • Architecture and Related Services
  • 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
  • Literature
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies
  • Design and Applied Arts
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business
  • International Business
  • History
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1959
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DIS - Study Abroad Scholarships

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

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)

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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

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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