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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
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 definitely gave me a form of independence that I hadn't had. It also gave me a new perspective on other culture and so much travel experience. There is no doubt in my mind that it was worthwhile for me! A student - Gettysburg College View Entire Review
Im going into the health field, and it has been incredibly valuable to compare the systems abroad to gain a different perspective on the specific downfalls of the US system. Oyin O - Northeastern University View Entire Review
I learned about myself, I learned my growth style, I learned about travel, I learned about interacting with others that were from other countries or colleges from me, I learned about getting out of my comfort zone, I learned about sharing spaces, I learned about just how adventurous and explorative I am, I learned that I LOVE cu... Breanna W - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned to be more independent. I made lots of friends, American, Danish, and other Europeans. I found myself. It was absolutely worthwhile. People often tell me that I seem more mature and more confident now. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how valuable traveling is to developing one's independence, character, and new interests. There is so much to be learned from new places and the people you'll meet there. Every single cliché things you hear about the value of traveling is true. user014938 - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I loved how independent I could be, in an environment that felt so welcoming and safe from the very beginning. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned so much during my time abroad. The places I traveled to, the people I met, the adventures I went on are all irreplaceable memories that I will remember forever. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was so valuable to learn about Danish culture. I learned quite a lot about American culture as well! The time difference between my friends/family at home was pretty isolating, but I gained a lot of valuable knowledge about myself and grew a sense of independence and maturity that I would not have otherwise done at my home un... A student - Brandeis University 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
I learned the most about myself -- how to be independent and confident in my abilities, how to navigate difficult relationships, how to have more fun in life, and the things I need in life to be happy. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about how to advocate for myself, set boundaries, and have a more open mind. A student - Gonzaga University View Entire Review
I further developed my academic interest through this program by taking super interesting courses in my major and being able to connect with professionals and to visit cutting-edge institutions through the program. It was worthwhile. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
The majority of my time in the program was in remote Zoom classes due to COVID-related border protocols. These classes were fun, but not the study abroad experience I had hoped for. Finally getting to visit Denmark in the last few weeks of the semester, however, was incredible. Those ten days were thrilling, fast, and deeply joy... Om G - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I deeply appreciated the immersive component of our classes: we learned by doing and by being. It was by walking around neighborhoods, meeting with researchers, visiting museums, and carrying out field experiments that I was exposed to a wide range of conversations and concerns on economic/social/environmental sustainability, ra... A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Denmark is not paradise. No where in the world is free of systemic inequalities. Lizette - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about living more independently, in terms of cooking meals for myself more, planning international trips, and time management to make sure I could successfully complete my classes and explore what Copenhagen has to offer. My study abroad experience was definitely worth it A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Learned how to live independently, make new connections, travel abroad, and take classes that I couldn't take at Wellesley Anne Clifford - 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
- 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.