About DIS About DIS An Innovative Model for Study Abroad

You study abroad to enhance your major, broaden your intellectual horizons, qualify for the international job market, discover Europe, meet the unexpected, have fun, and grow as an individual.

Study abroad at DIS is unique. We will help you meet your aspirations by offering you:

>> FREEDOM OF ACADEMIC CHOICE

Choose a core course from among 23 academic programs and pick from over 200 upper-level elective courses.

>> EUROPE AS YOUR CLASSROOM

Early in the semester, you will delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you will travel on a short study tour for three days in Denmark or a neighboring country combined with a two-day seminar in Copenhagen. Later in the semester, you will travel with your core course on a week-long study tour in Europe. Take an elective course with an integrated Optional Study Tour, or explore Europe off the beaten track on a DIScovery Trip during two additional travel weeks!


>> EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Theory-based courses include a focus on practice through hands-on learning experiences such as field studies throughout Copenhagen, expert guest lecturers, practicums, real-life case studies, simulation exercises, skill-building workshops, studios and projects with professional critiques, research labs, and service-learning experiences.

>> A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO MEETING THE DANES

Whether you choose to live in a homestay, take a practicum course in which you will engage with the local community, join the DIS Buddy Network, take a Danish Language and Culture course, volunteer at Studenterhuset (Copenhagen’s student union), or meet your visiting family for a Danish smørrebrød lunch; DIS approaches your immersion here as a holistic academic and social experience. Our goal is to help you find your own individual way to depart your semester having built strong Danish friendships and connections.

>> FOCUS ON YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL

DIS is big enough to offer you the courses you are looking for abroad, while keeping the average class size intimate with 21 students. With six diverse housing options, you have the flexibility to choose a living arrangement that will be the best fit for you.

>> DIS FACULTY WHO TEACH WHAT THEY DO

DIS faculty bring real-life expertise from their field into the classroom. Most work as professionals in the areas they teach, giving you direct access to resources and networks both in Copenhagen and on study tour. They will introduce you to a network of leading researchers and health professionals, European politicians, innovative business leaders, cutting-edge architects and designers, forwardthinking entrepreneurs, ground-breaking activists, fascinating historians… and the list goes on and on!

>> ACADEMIC CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

Challenge yourself to raise questions, follow up on connections you make, examine issues from different perspectives, explore new mindsets, and refl ect on your own values and identity through new experiences and discussions. Create your own unique experience by building cross-cultural competencies.

Videos From the Day and Semesters in the Life of Four Students

What is a day...or better yet...a semester like at DIS?

Follow Jonathon and Julia through a day in each of their lives, and Briona and Jacob through their semesters in four videos from the fall and spring semesters!

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What Do Alumni Say?

98% said that the emphasis on experiential learning at DIS was an especially valuable dimension of their college learning experience

96% see the world from a more global perspective

95% gained better insight into themselves

91% discovered new insights related to their major

Denmark: DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad. Vestergade 5-7, 1456 Copenhagen. Phone: (+45) 3311 0144, Fax: (+45) 3393 2624
USA: DIS - North American Office, University of Minnesota. 2233 University Avenue W, Suite 201, St. Paul, MN 55114. Phone: (800) 247-3477, Non-US: (612) 627-0140 Fax: (612) 627-0141
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