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.
DIS is a non-profit study abroad foundation established in Denmark in 1959, with locations in Copenhagen and Stockholm. DIS provides semester, academic year, and summer programs taught in English, and offers high-impact learning experiences for upper-division undergraduate students from distinguished North American colleges and universities. The intellectually challenging curriculum is broad, cutting edge, and enriched by experiential learning components, including faculty-led study tours across Europe. The housing and extracurricular offerings provide students with opportunities for meaningful cultural engagement and personal growth.
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Choose a core course from among 22 academic programs and pick from over 200 upper-level elective courses.
Europe as Your Classroom
Early in the semester, you will delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you will travel on a short study tour for three days in Denmark or a neighboring country, combined with a two-day seminar in Copenhagen. Later in the semester, you will travel again with your core course on a week-long study tour in Europe. Additionally, you can take an elective course with an integrated Optional Study Tour, or explore Europe off the beaten track on a DIScovery Trip during two additional breaks.
Theory-based courses include a focus on practice through hands-on learning experiences such as field studies throughout Copenhagen, expert guest lecturers, ‘flipped’ classrooms, practicums, real-life case studies, simulation exercises, skill-building workshops, studios and projects with professional critiques, and research labs.
A Holistic Approach to Meeting the Locals
Whether you choose to live in a Homestay, take a practicum course in which you will engage with the local community, take a Danish Language and Culture course, volunteer at Studenterhuset (Copenhagen’s student union), or meet your Visiting Hosts for a Danish smørrebrød lunch; you’ll combine formal and informal learning to build a holistic experience. Our goal is to help you find your own individual way to depart your semester having built strong Danish friendships and connections.
Focus on You as an Individual
DIS Copenhagen is big enough to offer you the courses you are looking for abroad, while keeping the average class size intimate with 20 students. With six diverse housing options, you have the flexibility to choose a living arrangement that will be the best fit for you.
DIS Faculty Who Teach What They Do
DIS faculty bring real-life expertise from their field into the classroom. Most work as professionals in the areas they teach, giving you direct access to resources and networks both in Copenhagen and on study tour. They will introduce you to their network of leading researchers and health professionals, European politicians, innovative business leaders, cutting-edge architects and designers, forward-thinking entrepreneurs, ground-breaking activists, fascinating historians… and the list goes on and on!
Academic Challenges & Opportunities
Challenge yourself to raise questions, follow up on connections you make, examine issues from different perspectives, explore new mindsets, enhance your learning with new technology in the classroom, and reflect on your own values and identity through new experiences and discussions. Create your own unique experience by building cross-cultural competencies.