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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 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
Past Review So Much Fun!
Absolutely. I learned so much about the world and myself. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Copenhagen was fun and the people are nice, though they may not seem like it at first glance. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the Danish culture and gained so many amazing friendships from other DIS students. It was more than worthwhile, and I will definitely miss Denmark more than I ever could imagine. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was everything I imagined it to be and more. I returned to the States as someone who appreciates different cultures and people. I've grown in the sense that I feel confident to go to foreign places and immerse myself in that culture. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
YES! I have a completely different perspective on things, now that I know that they can be done an entirely different way. It sounds basic, but we forget that our way isn't the only way. This was a great way to experience that first hand. - Harvard University View Entire Review
I would love to study abroad again, this time a semester! - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I came to Denmark with what I now see was a skewed view of the world. I realized how uncultured I really was at often felt embarrassed when the Danes knew more about political on goings in my own country than I did. It was an eye opening experience. The Danes are also a very honest,trusting and genuine people. I loved every minu... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It was extremely worthwhile!! I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. I had never been out of the United States and it really showed me how different the world really is. I loved seeing how relaxed and at ease the citizens of Denmark really are and it showed me why Danes are the happiest people in the world. I made some gr... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review
Being a part of DIS has fortified my decision to pursue medicine, but with a different twist. Rather than continue straight to medical school, I would like to gain more international experience in the field of health sciences and pursue a Masters degree at the University of Copenhagen. My cultural awareness has definitely increa... - The College of William and Mary 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
It was very worthwhile, I gained new perspectives not just from my classes but also from being abroad. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned a lot more about Denmark, and about human trafficking and positive psychology (the two courses I took). Definitely worthwhile. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review Comfortable
yes, i learned how to live on my own, i learned to navigate a foreign country - Trinity University View Entire Review
Travel know-how, survival/ cultural adaptive skills, money-saving skills - Purdue University View Entire Review
My study abroad was an invaluable experience as I saw how limited our American views really are. It gave me in general a better worldview perspective on people and values. After the program I was fortunate to see even more of Europe and gained a cultural appreciation for the side of the world. At the same time, it made me even m... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
YES! I know some kind of travels to Denmark or some part of Scandinavia are in the future with all the connections I made while abroad. and that is the most rewarding feeling, after falling in love with the country! - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It was completely worth while. My study abroad experience has influenced my academic career path as well as my plans for my senior project. - SUNY - Albany View Entire Review
Studying abroad was one of the best things I have ever done. It opened my eyes more than I could have ever imagined and allowed me to cross the boundaries of my own cultural norms and explore something entirely different and foreign. I now have the travel bug; I want to do it again and again and see the whole world. Copenhagen w... - University of Hawaii - Manoa View Entire Review
Past Review
I have an interest in international comparative medical education so seeing how Danish medicine differed from American medicine was great, from the actual practice of medicine all the way to governmental political structures and policy in place. Not only have I become more aware globally but even within the US because American s... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review
This was a great program that gave me a global outlook. I would strongly recommend this program if you care about the academics abroad and are unsure about being completely imersed in another culture. It was well worth the money. - Rice University 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):
  • 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
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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