About DIS About DIS An Innovative Model for Study Abroad

Freedom of Academic Choice

Study abroad with DIS allows you to enhance your major, meet specific graduation requirements, and pursue personal academic interests by choosing courses within your area of study or diversifying.

As a DIS student, you will choose a core course from among 22 programs, in which you will travel on two faculty-led and course-integrated study tours regionally and in Europe. Subsequently, you can pick your electives from over 190 upper-level courses, and expand your curriculum with Optional Study Tours that allow you to pursue a passion in a fascinating part of Europe.

Connecting the Dots in a Global World

Central to the DIS curriculum are courses that focus on the burning issues of our time. Through theory-based courses combined with a focus on practice, you will gain unique hands-on learning experiences, including simulation of real-life scenarios, case studies, field studies, expert guest lecturers, workshops, professional critiques, practicums, service-learning experiences, study tours, and more! These academic features will help you train and develop your critical thinking and acquire new intercultural skills.


DIS Faculty Teach What They Do

DIS faculty provide the cornerstone for forward-thinking academics by integrating experiential learning and intercultural immersion into their courses. They are passionate about your individual learning and sharing their knowledge and experience in the classroom. As they often work as professionals in the areas they teach, such as academia, government, the public sector, and professional industries, DIS faculty bring real-life expertise from their field into the classroom, giving you direct access to leading hospitals and health professionals, politicians, business leaders, architects, and activists in their network. 

Together, you will challenge and discuss the complexity of real world issues and reflect on your experiences inside and outside of the classroom.

Focus on the Individual

DIS is big enough to offer you the courses you are looking for abroad, while keeping the average class size to 20 students. You will find an intimate learning environment, focused on your individual learning outcomes and all-around growth.


Copenhagen as your home, Europe as your classroom

Housed in historically protected buildings dating from 1798, DIS is located in the very center of old Copenhagen within walking distance of Danish universities, research libraries, government buildings, superb art collections, the Royal Ballet and Opera, the national media, and international company headquarters.

Meanwhile, DIS housing options ensure that you have opportunities to truly immerse yourself in Danish society and local culture. Commute to class by bike or public transportation, live with Danes in a homestay, or befriend the Danes through a Visiting Family or the DIS Buddy Network.

With Copenhagen as your home and Europe as your classroom, you will grow roots in Danish culture and, at the same time, learn to navigate Europe. Through study tours, DIScovery Trips, and your own independent travel, you will have Europe at your fingertips to build your international networks and explore.

I got to see more than I ever expected I would. Traveling around Europe and experiencing new cultures was
incredible. I was surprised to find how much I really fell in love with Denmark. I will definitely come back and DIS has contributed to this fabulous experience in more ways than one!

Tara Gaston, Gettysburg College
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