U.S. Faculty-Led Programs Summer Programs Invited to DIS

Bring Your Course and Students to Copenhagen

An opportunity to enhance your course with first-hand Danish/Scandinavian perspectives. Take advantage of the existing student support structure, so you just have to focus on your teaching!

DIS can provide support to faculty-led programs from DIS partner institutions.

The Faculty-Led Summer Program Model

DIS offers to act as your local support organization should you choose to run part of or a whole summer program (normally three or four weeks) in Copenhagen. 

Onsite support from DIS:

Recent Program Examples

Saint Lawrence University: SLU faculty brings the three-week Neuroscience of Fear course to Copenhagen, enriching the curriculum with Danish guest lecturers. DIS also provides comprehensive student housing, student services, and facilities. This program is taught by alternating SLU faculty. Since summer 2011.

University of Colorado at Denver: UC Denver alternates faculty teams bringing the Scandinavian By Design course to Copenhagen, studying design in daily life in one of the design capitals in the world. DIS provides guest lectures, comprehensive student housing, student services, and facilities. Since summer 2011.

University of Connecticut: Professor Jean Givens brings her Copenhagen Architecture and Cityscape course to Copenhagen to study its art, architecture and urban history. DIS provides comprehensive student housing. Since summer 2011.

Bucknell University: Professor Chris Boyatzis brings his course Cultural Diversity and Child Development to Copenhagen to study Denmark’s unique approach to child development. DIS provides guest lectures, comprehensive student housing, student services, and facilities. Since summer 2011.

Auburn University: Professor Magdalena Garmaz brings her graduate Environmental Design students to study Copenhagen's approach to livability in the modern city. DIS provides guest lectures, comprehensive student housing, student services, and facilities. Since summer 2013.

Washington and Lee University: Professors Elizabeth Oliver and Robert Straughan bring their freshman seminar students to study corporate social responsibility in Scandinavia. The program runs every other year, and DIS provides student services, cultural trips, and facilities. Since 2011.

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DIS is truly a partner. DIS is willing to offer special classes or make program changes if necessary to serve our particular needs. The staff are true believers in continuous improvement of their programs, with frequent instructor observation and coaching - the results are very impressive.

Brad Brown, Professor of Commerce, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia
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