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DIS Copenhagen – Summer Courses

Welcome to DIS Copenhagen! Study abroad with DIS and pursue a dream summer. Courses with field components and study tours are designed to engage you academically and culturally. STUDY...

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DIS Copenhagen – Sustainability

Sustainable development is one of the most important discourses of the 21st century, as it affects social, political, and economic spheres. Join the debate and discover the...

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DIS Copenhagen – Child Development & Diversity

The Scandinavian model for education is consistently at the forefront of Europe, sparking investigations into parenting, childcare, and culture. Through reflection of current...

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DIS Copenhagen – Communication

Place yourself in the center of the European communication landscape to develop your intercultural communication skills, hone your critical media literacy, or gain an understanding...

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DIS Copenhagen – International Business

Whether you dream of building your career in the corporate world or becoming an entrepreneur, expand your knowledge and ability to analyze how European businesses operate. This...

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DIS Stockholm - Public Health

In Sweden and across Europe, the complex relationship between migration and existing healthcare structures is an ongoing challenge. Through contemporary case studies, investigate...

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DIS Stockholm - Literature

Interpret the role of the Other in European literature. This program invites you to join contemporary discussions on issues of identity, marginalization, and the idea of

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DIS Stockholm - International Relations

Explore the complexity of European security and intelligence dilemmas by studying the relations between stakeholders and how security threats are defined and responded to...

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DIS Stockholm – Global Economics

Deepen your knowledge of the government’s role in the economy and its impact on public policy and society, using Scandinavian and European economies as case studies. This...

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DIS Copenhagen - Philosophy

Study European philosophy, past and present. This program places you at the European roots of wonder and awe, and gives you an understanding of both the history of ideas

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DIS Copenhagen - Literature

Experience Europe through a literary lens as you read, discuss, and analyze some of the continent’s finest and boldest authors and poets. Join contemporary discussions

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DIS Copenhagen - History

Europe is the cradle of liberal democracy, civil rights, Western culture, and secular civilization, yet also shaped by colonialist expansion, social engineering, and brutal...

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DIS Copenhagen - Art & Visual Culture

From the great auteurs in European filmmaking to the provocateurs of the contemporary art scene, capture the ideas of intellectual and aesthetic movements across time. In...

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DIS Stockholm – Psychology

Critically examine theory, research, and practice of psychology in Sweden by learning about the psychology of well-being or exploring pathology from the perspective of criminal...

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DIS - Study Abroad Reviews

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Social Life

    7

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    5

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Academics

    9

Danish Summer

I really loved my time in Copenhagen studying Human Trafficking through DIS. I wish that I had stayed for the second session! I loved the housing and would recommend living not in the city but the outskirts. Also, the class that I took was definitely eye opening and informative.

Program: DIS Copenhagen – Summer Courses

Overall Rating

7 / 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    6

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    N/A

If looking for cultural immersion, can be hit or miss

I was looking mostly for cultural immersion in my study abroad experience, and because of my housing situation--living in a "folk high school" with many Danes--, this program was perfect for me. But many students in other housing arrangements got to know very few locals. Living at the folk high school (which are residential schools, so you will eat and hang out a lot with Danes around our age if you want to) was by far the highlight for me, and allowed me to learn a lot about certain parts of Danish culture and form really strong friendships with locals. Some say that they were worried about the hour-plus commute to classes, but in my opinion it was totally worth it, especially because some/many DIS students live and spend almost all of their time surrounded by American students, which seems strange to me while studying in a place away from home. My biggest complaint would be about the other DIS students, many of whom did not seem interested in classes or in meeting Danes and learning about their culture (taking short trips to other cities most weekends, for example). I thought classes were pretty good overall: I liked that there were so many interesting options to choose from, and that field trips were included in the syllabi to add to what's learned in the classroom, but again it felt sort of weird taking classes with all American students. There are some University of Copenhagen classes that you can choose, but at least in the one I took the majority of students were DIS students. So overall, I think it was a good program that is very well organized and offers many great opportunities, but also risks limited cultural immersion.

Academics:
I liked that there were so many interesting options to choose from, and that field trips were included in the syllabi to add to what's learned in the classroom. I had some good teachers, also...not all were professors, but some were working in the area they were teaching about and had a lot to say about it. But again, it felt sort of weird taking classes with all American students while studying abroad. There are some University of Copenhagen classes that you can choose, but at least in the one I took the majority of students were DIS students. I would definitely recommend taking Danish class if you are interested in learning about Danish culture

Living Situation:
I lived in a højskole ("folk high school" in english), a unique residential school that doesn't exists in the US, and am so happy I did. The really special thing was that over the course of the semester I could spend so much time and really get to know a group of Danish students. All the food we needed and more was provided (I almost always ate breakfast and dinner with the Danish students at the school and packed a lunch to take to class in Copenhagen).

On other housing options: I have heard good things from many people who stayed with host families and from some who lived in Danish kollegiums. I have heard from some people who lived with only American students in DRC's or themed housing that it was very difficult to meet Danish people.

Cultural Immersion:
I think living at the højskole was an A+ in this, but becuase of what I heard about some students' experiences in more popular housing options like DRCs I'll give it a B. DIS also provided other ways to do this for example by joining local extracurricular clubs like sports ones, but I can't really speak to it because I didn't do any and I didn't hear much about them from the people I talked to.

Program Administration:
The program is very organized, and the staff was really nice and always helpful

Program: DIS Copenhagen – Summer Courses

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Life Changing Experience.

I had a great time skiing at Switzerland. My stay abroad was really an exciting, easy but unique experience.

Program: DIS Copenhagen – Sustainability

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Thrilling Experience Abroad

We attended classes and was offered to travel for 3 weeks. I was a bit scared at the same time thrilled! I got to know people from all over the world.

Program: DIS Copenhagen – Sustainability

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Absolutely Recommend!

Loved it! The classes are easy but that’s what you want for a semester abroad. You can get as involved as you want but DIS provides an organized, user-friendly school that is dependable.

Program: DIS Copenhagen – Summer Courses

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