Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Copenhagen
Fall or Spring Semester
Academics: DIS, established in 1959, is a non-profit educational foundation affiliated with the University of Copenhagen. DIS is known to be intensive, demanding, and rewarding with a unique academic environment that includes study tours and significant hands-on learning.
Students can choose courses from across the disciplines available in order to form a program that best suits you. Most courses meet twice a week for an hour and a half and tend to be fairly small. Students should expect the workload to be similar to that at SU. Students will be expected to complete written assignments, group presentations, and a midterm or final. There are opportunities available for students to participate in a Comparative Field Project, Research Project, or do an Independent Study.
Courses are taught in English and designed for upper-level undergraduates. Courses in a foreign language including Danish are available. DIS integrates study tours into the course curriculum. One short tour and one week long tour with locations based upon the students program are included as part of the program.
Programs at DIS include:
- Architecture & Design
- Child Diversity & Development
- Communication & Media
- European Humanities
- European Politics
- Global Economics
- International Business
- Justice & Human Rights
- Medical Practice & Policy
- Public Health
- Science & the Environment
- Sustainability in Europe
Credits: This program is on the semester system so credit transfer is 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits. Students will enroll in a full semester load.
Housing: DIS offers five different housing options that entail different degrees of immersion with Danes.
- Host Family- This option allows for the best cross-cultural experience as you become a member of the family.
- Kollegium- This is the Danish equivalent of a student residence hall.
- Shared DIS Housing- These rooms are all centrally located and come furnished.
- Danish Roommate- Your Danish roommate is between 18-30 years old, lives in a centrally located apartment and is either a student or working professional.
- FOLKEHØJSKOLE- Students will live at a small rural liberal arts college with about 80 students.
Program Cost Estimates: Students pay a specialized semester tuition rate ($15,165 based on 2013-14 rates). Room and board fees (estimated at $4,500) are paid by the student to DIS. Participants maintain all financial aid including SU institutional scholarships. Round-trip airfare, medical insurance, and personal expenses are not included.
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
- All majors may apply.
Application Deadline: February 14, 2014. Students may also want to consider applying for a DIS Scholarship. Scholarship applications should be submitted directly to DIS.
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