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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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OVERALL RATING 4.7
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I learned how different Denmark is from America, and in a lot of ways I saw it as better. It was such a worthwhile experience being able to explore a new city on my own while still having my housing taken care of and taking a class. - Longwood University View Entire Review
I gained knowledge from my class, but the experience itself was ultimately average at best. - Goucher College View Entire Review
A more global perspective on my life and my work. - Lamar University View Entire Review
I definitely gained some independence! The program leaves you a lot of time on your own, and you really have to take charge of yourself and decide how you want to use your time. It was absolutely worthwhile. - University of Tulsa View Entire Review
With changing health care in America, it was a great experience to be able to experience socialized health care in Europe for comparison purposes. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with DIS Summer in Scandinavia
I learned entirely too much to put into words. It was completely worth it. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
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It was definitely worth it! I was only supposed to stay a semester but I ended up staying the year. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Learned so much about different cultures and realized there was more to the world than just america. Definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
New view on the world. Very worthwhile - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned how vastly different the philosophies of different countries can be in terms of government and social classes. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned how to live on my own with other American students. Because it was an American program, I got to know other Americans and learn about the Danish culture with them. Unfortunately I did not have a chance to meet that many other Danish people because of the program itself. I only picked this program because I've always wa... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned a lot about cultures and different ways of running and being a part of a society. The experience was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with DIS Summer in Scandinavia
i realized more things about myself and it was definitely worthwhile - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It was extremely worthwhile. Not only did I learn the material from the course I was taking, but I learned how to be independent and live on my own. I had to learn to budget money, manage things for myself in a foreign country, and branch out and meet new people. It was an experience you would not be able to get elsewhere. - Colgate University View Entire Review
I gained an understanding of Denmark as well as some professions related to my future profession. It was worthwhile. - University of Wisconsin - Madison View Entire Review
get out of your comfort zone - Trinity University View Entire Review
I genuinely feel like my whole view on the world and other people has been opened up. It was so amazing meeting people I would have never known otherwise, and getting to know how every person is cool and unique in their own way. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned that I can go to a place in a different country alone without doing any preliminary research and succeed while having an incredible time. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I gained knowledge on Danish healthcare system as well as the European union. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and gained insight into how other people live. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
New perspectives, close Danish friends. It was very worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained confidence about living on my own, and learned a lot about the Danish and Netherlands culture and how it differs from my own. It was definitely worthwhile and awesome. While 6 weeks wasn't very long and I wish I had time to do some other things, it was a good length of time and allowed time for me to travel to other cit... - Trinity University View Entire Review
I really loved going abroad because I went on my own and I was able to become more involved with other people and immerse myself in the culture. I was also able to meet other awesome people from other parts of the US that I have kept in touch with after I came back. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Too much to write in this tiny box. It was incredible and I'm still speechless about it. Go experience it for yourself. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned a lot about people in general. It was definitely worthwhile and I would love to something like it again. - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review

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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):
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Environmental Studies
  • Architecture
  • 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
  • Psychology
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies
  • Design and Applied Arts
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Business
  • History
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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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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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

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

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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