Through the DIS Copenhagen program, students can take a variety of courses in English while experiencing cultural immersion in Copenhagen, Denmark.

“I felt incredibly integrated and a part of Danish culture all because of my host family. I adored my host family--they took me on tours of Copenhagen, we cooked meals together, they would invite their grandparents and friends over for group meals...and they were very concerned with my well-being, and my having an overall successful experience of being abroad. I strongly recommend a homestay--it integrates you into the culture SO easily...I was so happy I chose a homestay." - Olivia K. '18

Student Blog:

Andrew Reckers | Spring 2015

Fields of study:

Biomedicine, art, computer science, history, philosophy, politics, economics, justice & human rights, neuroscience, sociology, psychology, public health, environmental studies, environmental science, urban studies, Danish language


Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Prerequisites vary depending on the Core Course.  Some science courses require two semesters of biology, two semesters of chemistry and/or other science prerequisites.

Language Prerequisite:



15-18 credits per semester - Required Courses:
One Core Course – includes two course-integrated study tours (3 credits)
Danish Language and Culture (3 or 6 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 choose among several other options such as a Folkehøjskole (a cultural tradition that many young Danes enjoy), a private residence hall (Kollegium), or a Living and Learning Community with other DIS students.


Vary according to housing choice

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


August–December; January–May


DIS Scholarships Information

Program Link:

DIS Copenhagen