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

Eligibility:

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:

None

Credits:

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

Internships:

None

Housing:

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.

Meals:

Vary according to housing choice

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year

Calendar:

August–December; January–May

Scholarships:

DIS Scholarships Information

Program Link:

DIS Copenhagen