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DIS Copenhagen: Semester
- Location(s): Copenhagen, Denmark
- Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Research
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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
Living and learning abroad is tough. I think I am most glad I got to broaden my academic interests through my time in Copenhagen but I don't think Denmark and I fit together well. There are too many things I like about America for me to think about staying for longer in Scandinavia. I also did not find the culture attractive or ... Jonah M - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I loved my study abroad experience. I had a fantastic time exploring Copenhagen and other parts of Europe. I also learned a lot about traveling by myself and living away from home for an extended period of time. Zachary D - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I took home something that is impossible to teach in the US a European perspective. I feel I can now look at politics in two ways, from a US standpoint and from a European stand point. I feel that this will help me immensely as I pursue my political science major and makes me a more informed citizen of the world. Alicia B - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Great experience in foreign culture Adam S - Providence College View Entire Review
Absolutely!!! Jacqueline C - Villanova University View Entire Review
Extremely worthwhile. I feel much more mature and confident in my ability to live by myself and take care of myself. Traveling alone was an important growing experience. The program also helped me focus on specific interests in the field of economics Kari A - Villanova University View Entire Review
Very worthwhile - gave a different perspective on politics, health systems, government, history, and life in general. Luke S - Providence College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the field of design and art from a different, global perspective, and it widened my horizon in terms of the topics that I want to address in my art career. Christine O - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I definitely think it was worthwhile because I got to see so much of Europe and Scandinavia and I was pushed really far outside of my comfort zone, in terms of interacting with people very different from my friends at home. I also became a lot more independent and learned how to handle stressful situations in much better ways. M... Darya R - Fordham University View Entire Review
Yes. Justin M - Providence College View Entire Review
YES! I met the greatest people and had some of my favorite teachers. Also the traveling I did was amazing. Danielle N - Providence College View Entire Review
I gained understanding of European culture and i definitely learned a lot about global economics. I would like to work in Europe someday if it works out htat way! Eleanor H - Wellesley College View Entire Review
YES! i'm not going to claim it was earth-shattering like other places you could study abroad--in general the standard of living in denmark, and with DIS, is pretty high--but still, it definitely helped me to grow a lot as a person. it also changed my general life perspective--i feel like i look at everything differently now... i... L H - Wellesley College View Entire Review
The other kids in the program made my experience fun and exciting because my housing made it somewhat difficult to integrate with Danes Dustin W - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Absolutely. Anna L - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes, this program has solidified my decision to become a doctor and increased my cultural awareness. I got to visit eight different countries which was an amazing aspect of the program. Jane A - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I could not have asked for a better four months! Leah B - Providence College View Entire Review
It was absolutely amazing to travel around Europe and I would suggest the opportunity, however I wish I knew more about what to except in Copenhagen before I choose to studying in the city. Mary Kate P - Villanova University View Entire Review
Yes. Much more aware of world events and how the United States is viewed. Best four months of my life (so far!) Andrew W - Providence College View Entire Review
I think I definitely gained an understanding of the many different cultures I came into contact with, and thus gained a better understanding of myself. Courtney M - Providence College View Entire Review
Yes, I love Denmark, but the program was not very good. Overall, worthwhile Dylan C - Carleton College View Entire Review
Yes, very much worthwhile. Studying abroad hasn't changed any of my future plans, but it has increased my learning in public health and health care as a whole. I am much more culturally aware in terms of understanding the way people live and learn. Lindsey P - Providence College View Entire Review
it was great to meet new people, become more independent, allowed me to become more diverse and have a better confidence in myself. Matthew M - Providence College View Entire Review
If you pick a core program related to your career interests, you will gain a great deal of practical knowledge and experience in that field. Niamh O - Harvard University View Entire Review
YES! Raissa A - Wellesley College 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
- 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
- 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.