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’re happy to provide you with all the information we can, but we’re 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.
- Variety of housing options – DIS offers the choice of host family, kollegium, Danish roommate, Danish folkehøjskole, and DIS Residential Community, so students can find their best fit socially and culturally
- Integrated learning – field studies and study tours with faculty and staff allow students to connect classroom theory with real-life, hands-on application, whether it’s visiting a maximum security prison in a criminology course, working at a Danish kindergarten in the Child Development program, visiting a parliamentary debate (in English, just for DIS), or collecting algae samples in the North Sea
- Freedom of course selection – most students take 1-2 classes within their major, and 2-3 classes from across the curriculum. Courses are designed for study abroad students, are all upper-level and many are without prerequisites to encourage interdisciplinary course selection
- Focus on learning outcomes, cross-cultural training for the global job market. Our faculty is trained in Denmark and the United States to encourage intercultural understanding
- Copenhagen is a safe, clean city and the largest Scandinavian capital, where old world charm meets a modern, cosmopolitan, cutting-edge cultural center. Great public transportation, extraordinarily low crime and no real poverty, a social welfare system that enables free education & health care for its citizens
- Excellent student service beginning with our North American Office, which advises students prior to their term abroad, and continuing with our on-site staff in Copenhagen.