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 became a lot more independent and was able to learn how to travel alone in a city and adapt to a new culture. Adrianna Gildner - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was definitely worth wild. I learned that I do much better when I place less emphasis on the grading of assignments and more focus on the course itself. Brandon Smalls - Trinity University View Entire Review
global wisdom of different cultures Ryan McGinnis - Philadelphia University View Entire Review
I learned how confident of an independent traveler I was. I also learned many new design skills because I had never taken those classes before. Completely worthwhile for academics and life skills. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
How to be an adult A student - Washington University in Saint Louis View Entire Review
The program really helped me to narrow down the field that I want to pursue a career in through my core course. Although I loved my other classes this alone made the entire semester worthwhile. A student - Wofford College View Entire Review
Europe is extremely different than the USA but similar. I really appreciated going to different countries and seeing their daily life. Luisanny Perez - Connecticut College View Entire Review
It was an amazing experience where you learn so much about other cultures. It A student - Southern Methodist University View Entire Review
It was an amazing and eye-opening experience that really allowed me to find out who I am and want to be. I made amazing friends (Americans and Danes) and in general had a great time exploring and getting to know Copenhagen. Sunita Christiansen - Cornell University View Entire Review
It definitely was worthwhile in that it taught me how to exist in a new place and be adaptable to change. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. In the classroom, I learned a lot about economics of crime, economics of the environment and sustainable design. I really felt educated on and connected to Danish Culture. I was very lucky to have my particular housing set up (Socialt Kollegium), because I have made lifelong friends with the Danes o... A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I was taught how to be an adult. I was raised with others of very different backgrounds. It was the greatest experience I've ever had. A student - Wofford College View Entire Review
SO worthwhile. Learned how to be a better traveler and international thinker. A student - University of Wisconsin - Madison View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Danish culture and the important differences between Americans and Danes, making me want to be more like them in some ways but also realizing some important flaws we both share. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Learning about different cultures and mindsets outside of the United States helped me to gain perspective of what it meant to be a student within my community. Being exposed to such a different environment not only helped me to view myself in an alternative and novel way but also appreciate the uniqueness of my home. Julie Kim - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned more about other cultures and grew accustomed to being out of my comfort zone. Kathleen Kelly - Hamilton College View Entire Review
Yes, it was worthwhile. For myself, I think I just learned that I can adapt to new environments. I feel more independent and have a more global perspective generally. It may sound weird, but until you go to a different continent, people from different parts of the world are just an idea. But you go to these places and learn that... Ben Lattimore - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities View Entire Review
I learned so much about being a more independent person. From planning travel trips by myself to learning my way around a new city, I'd say my time abroad was one of the most valuable experiences I have had in my life. A student - Beloit College View Entire Review
I gained an understanding and appreciation of another culture. I learned what public transportation can - and should - be. I made friends. I fell in love with a Dane. I ate new food. I sort of learned a new language. I got to travel to Denmark and other European countries. I learned about politics in Denmark. I gained a more bal... Briauna Barrera - Trinity University View Entire Review
A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
I gained international knowledge and a taste of a new culture. A student - Spelman College View Entire Review
A new outlook at people, politics, the world, and life. You do come back a different person if you takes the opportunities given to you. Anthony Sanchez - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned about being an outsider in a foreign country and the value of listening. I also learned a lot about myself through pushing outside my comfort zone. A student - Scripps College View Entire Review
Very worthwhile. I learned a lot about myself, what I enjoy doing, what is important to me, what I value in people, how America is perceived by Europeans, and how America is different from Europe. A student - Cornell University View Entire Review
Biggest gain from abroad experience: I learned not to stress out when unexpected things happen. A student - St. Catherine 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
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):
- Entrepreneurial and Small Business
- Art History, Criticism and Conservation
- Political Science and Government
- Danish Language and Literature
- Scandinavian Studies
- Design and Applied Arts
- Urban Studies
- Sustainability Studies
- Biology and Biomedical Sciences
- Human Development, Family Studies
- Housing and Human Environments
- Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Computer and Information Sciences
- International Business
- European Studies
- Communication and Media Studies
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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.