Danish Institute for Study Abroad


Through the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) program, students can take a variety of courses in English while experiencing cultural immersion in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Fields of study:

Biomedicine, Politics, Economics, Justice & Human Rights, Neuroscience, Sociology, Psychology, and Public Health


Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 (Whitman requirement).  Prerequisites vary depending on program’s Core Course.

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


August – December, January – May


Minimum of 15-18 credits per semester - Required Courses:
One Core Course – includes two course-integrated study tours (3 credits)
Danish Language (3 credits)
DIS Elective courses (3 credits each)

Credit Conversion:

1 DIS credit = 1 Whitman credit


Students can choose to live with a host family, or live with a Danish roommate, or stay at a Folkehøjskole (a cultural tradition that many young Danes enjoy), or live in a residence hall (kollegium).


Vary according to housing choice.