U.S. Faculty-Led Programs Summer Programs Invited to DIS
Bring Your Program and Students Abroad
You want to bring your classroom abroad for a summer session – but you don’t want to organize all the academic support and logistics. Where will you house the students? How do you arrange academic visits? Who can plan a behind-the-scenes field study?
DIS can provide support to faculty-led programs from DIS partner institutions.
DIS Academic and Logistic Support
DIS offers to act as your local support organization should you choose to run part of or a whole summer program (normally one to six weeks) in Copenhagen. We offer:
- Academic guest lectures by DIS faculty or other local experts
- Academic field visits to companies, political institutions, NGOs and cultural sites
- Full-day academic trips in the greater Copenhagen and Southern Sweden (or Adventure & DIScovery Trips)
- Classrooms and classroom facilities
- Logistics, including pre-departure, arrival, and student service support.
Many other support elements can be arranged case by case.
Recent Program Examples
McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia: European Business Strategy
DIS provides one component (course and study tour, plus housing) of a broader faculty-led summer program for MBA students. Since 2009.
Carleton College: New Media in Copenhagen
New Media Roadtrip was a ten-week off-campus study program exploring and making new media in New York, Paris, Barcelona, and Copenhagen. DIS provided housing, group airport pickup and orientation, classroom, guest lecture, field studies, welcome, and concluding dinners. Summer 2011.
St. Lawrence University: Neuroscience of Fear
This three-week class in Copenhagen was taught by two SLU professors and enriched with Danish guest lecturers and field visits. DIS provided housing, classroom, and other academic and logistical support. Summer 2012.
Union College: Comparative Health Care
A group of Union College students earned three credits in the DIS summer course Health Delivery & Prioritization in Northern Europe as one component of a broader faculty-led program, National Health Systems. Students visit an academic hospital, a rehabilitation center, a nursing home, and an outpatient clinic. The students examine models of health care in Canada, Great Britain, and Denmark. Since 2009.
Examples of DIS Faculty Lectures and Field Studies
- Danish Politics & Society, by Jacob Buksti, former Danish Minister for Transportation
- Danish Design & Sustainable Architecture, by various DIS Architecture and Design faculty
- Public Health in Northern Europe, by Sigurd Mørk Rønbøl Lauridsen, Ph.D. in Bioethics and Public Health
- Corporate Social Responsibility, by Anne Mette Christiansen, editor of the magazine Sustainability Quarterly
- Visit to Carlsberg Breweries or Scandinavian Airlines, by Niels Hald, CEO, The Danish Brewers Association
- Positive Psychology, by Helle Harnisch, VIA Institute of Positive Psychology
- Migration & Conflict in a European Setting, by Jacob Lindgaard, Ph.D.