Parents Parents

Your daughter or son is choosing between hundreds of destinations and thousands of study abroad programs worldwide. When choosing a study abroad program, there are typically several questions students ask themselves. Where? For how long? Will classes taken abroad apply toward my major and/or minor? Where can I live? What can I afford? What level of cultural immersion am I prepared for? What level of cultural integration am I seeking?

The best thing you can do for your daughter or son is to assist them in identifying these and other questions. Your daughter or son should then work with their study abroad advisor, academic advisor, and the program(s) under consideration to answer these questions. We are happy to provide you with all the information we can, but we are certain you agree how important it is for your daughter or son to begin building the skills necessary for a term abroad by establishing independence and self reliance right from the start – through making their own inquiries, completing necessary paper work, researching information, and so forth.

What Makes DIS different?

At DIS, the study abroad experience is viewed from a wider cultural perspective. High-quality academics provide the cornerstone for a successful study abroad period, and at DIS this provides a solid foundation for so much else.

I took classes that challenged my preconceived notions and taught me applicable, practical knowledge that I never would have otherwise gotten. I spoke with true superstars from the fields of special education and human trafficking prevention. I immersed myself culturally. I learned some words of one of the world’s hardest languages. I discovered a lot about who I am and who I am not.

There are so many things I’m going to bring home with me from my time at DIS and in Europe, but the most important one for me has been something that can’t be measured or described fully in words: personal growth. The immense personal growth I have undergone has been the most marvelous part of my trip.

Emmie Arnold Vanderbilt University

Host a Danish Student!

Continue to connect with Denmark! If you would like to be a host family for a Danish student coming to the US, contact Youth for Understanding USA.

Michael Finnell, the President of YFU, has written to DIS Alumni and their families with this special appeal.

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