DIS Summer in Scandinavia

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DIS Summer in Stockholm or CopenhagenWith DIS, you have the opportunity to study in Copenhagen, Stockholm - or both! Our summer calendar makes it easy to study abroad for the amount of time that is right for you. 2 locations. 5 sessions. 95+ cours... read more

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I came into contact with great design that I could only witness in that part of the world, which was amazing. I challenged myself in navigating a whole new city and filling my days with new experiences. I talked with people and made a couple of sweet friendships. It was worthwhile. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Learned more about my love for traveling and learning. It was very worthwhile. - Fordham University View Entire Review
I was opened up to new people, culture, landscape, food, and way of life and by the end I wanted to stay forever. - Ohio State University - Columbus View Entire Review
Past Review Great!
I had an amazing time - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
Past Review Immersive
I gained a greater sense of self. I'm more in tune with myself, what my goals are, what my wants are, etc. I'm very grateful to have had this experience. - Purdue University View Entire Review
I can do wonderful things under pressure without anyone to help me. Languages are best learned by immersion. Getting lost in a city is wonderful. - Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis / IUPUI View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
I went outside my comfort zone and tried things I never imagined trying before. Definitely was worthwhile - Connecticut College View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile. My classes allowed me to see how Denmark and other European countries make their renewable systems work, as well as give more insight into environmental issues. I met some amazing people that I plan to keep in touch with long after the program has ended, enjoyed every aspect the the city had to offer. The ... - Trinity University View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence, I think everyone should have the same opportunity. - Elon University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with DIS Summer in Scandinavia
It was absolutely worthwhile. I had never been abroad long enough to really immerse myself in the culture or take time to explore a city beyond the main tourist attractions. I not only learned a lot about Danish culture, I learned a ton in both of my classes, gained a lot f confidence in my ability to navigate and entirely new e... - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
I learned that when you are uncomfortable or lost, just calm down and make a move. It was worthwhile. - University of Maryland - College Park View Entire Review
Past Review Cultured
To trust my instincts, whether I'm lost in the city or making a huge life decision, Copenhagen helped me to trust my instincts always. - West Virginia Wesleyan College View Entire Review
Past Review Want To Go Back!
I learned a lot about myself while abroad. I wish the program would have been longer, was definitely worthwhile. - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities View Entire Review
I learned new perspectives on life and how to be more independent. Yes, very worthwhile. - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I learned to be SO much more independent. I got lost almost everyday (I'm not very good with directions) but every day was an adventure. I learned to laugh at my mistakes and look at the good in every day instead of the bad. When I would get lost, I would find something exciting on this new journey instead of becoming anxious ... - Central Michigan University View Entire Review
Studying abroad was worthwhile. Meeting new people has given me a different perspective on the world and has really challenged me to think critically. Traveling with new friends and by myself during the program really helped me strengthen my skill sets, grow as a person and increase my confidence. - Rochester Institute of Technology View Entire Review
I learned how to be flexible when things don't go as you planned, because it is these times that you have the most rewarding experiences. I learned to do what I am afraid of and never say no to new things because you will most certainly get something out of it. - Elon University View Entire Review
I learned how to be a more well-rounded and accepting person. I learned to never say no to new experiences, because some things only come once in a lifetime. - Villanova University View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
I learned to be more independent and to become brave, when it comes to navigating unfamiliar places. - Wheaton College, MA View Entire Review
I believe I gained a greater sense of self confidence while abroad. In addition, I overcame challenges that I didn't even know I would be challenged by. - University of Saint Thomas - Houston View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Danish culture and I really think Americans could learn a lot from the Danes. They are so much more relaxed and so much more efficient in almost everything they do. There is not nearly as much stress involved in the daily lives of Danes and they are just a much happier, healthier culture in general. - Case Western Reserve University View Entire Review
I learned a good deal about how to fend for myself in a confusing and unfamiliar environment. - Vanderbilt University View Entire Review
A little more perspective concerning myself and cultural differences. Yes it was very worthwhile. - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
Past Review Fun Stuff
- Vanderbilt University View Entire Review
As I've said, I learned so much about myself and who I am as person. Certain experiences I had while abroad really taught me more about what my values are, and what it takes to make me happy. But I also learned that happiness and positivity are a state of mind; you have to choose it for yourself. That point was really driven hom... - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review


DIS Summer in Stockholm or Copenhagen
With DIS, you have the opportunity to study in Copenhagen, Stockholm - or both! Our summer calendar makes it easy to study abroad for the amount of time that is right for you.

2 locations. 5 sessions. 95+ courses. Check them all out here: https://disabroad.org/summer/.

Engage in High-Impact Courses
Choose from over 95 courses that allow you to build your resume, network with experts in the field, and explore Sweden or Denmark through an academic lens. Enroll in signature sessions to gain international lab and research experience, or expand your design skills in studio from a Nordic perspective.

Mix and Match Sessions
Build your own unique study abroad experience - stay for one session or create your own complementary summer package by adding sessions at DIS Stockholm or DIS Copenhagen.

Make Your Mark
Intellectually stimulating courses taught in English challenge you to examine issues from various perspectives, as you debate, analyze, and reflect on contemporary topics and burning issues.

Build Your Knowledge in New Settings
DIS faculty teach what they do, bringing theory to life by sharing real-life experiences and cases, and expanding your network with local Field Studies and guest lectures.

Explore Sweden or Denmark on Study Tour
Use Sweden or Denmark as your classroom when on week-long Study Tours during Session 2, Session 3, and the Architecture & Design Session. Study Tours help contextualize your understanding of topics while in a relevant location.

Get an Easy Overview of Costs
DIS offers transparent, comprehensive fees with no hidden costs. Tuition includes housing, Study Tours (if offered in your session), Field Studies, textbooks, local commuting costs, and an Arrival Workshop.

Join an Inclusive Student Community
Explore, discuss, debate, and reflect in an welcoming and supportive learning environment.

Seek Support When You Need It
Academic counseling and personal support resources are available to you during your time abroad, providing you a solid foundation upon which to grow.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
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
  • Education
  • Human Development, Family Studies
  • Literature
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Neurobiology, Neurosciences
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies
  • Design and Applied Arts
  • Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Business
  • History
  • 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)

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Fall/Full Academic Year: April 1 Spring: October 15 Summer: March 15

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

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.


Fall/Full Academic Year: April 1 Spring: October 15 Summer: March 15

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

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.


Fall/Full Academic Year: April 1 Spring: October 15 Summer: March 15

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.