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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: Jefferson - East Falls Campus applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/16/2018 03/02/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Dorm/Residence Hall
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Study Abroad
Area of Study: Business (Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, etc.), Construction Management, Environmental Sustainability, Health & Science Programs, Law & Society, Liberal Arts courses, Other, Professional Communication, Psychology
Program Description:

During Summer 2014, DIS offers 37 three or four-credit courses within a variety of academic fields. The courses are offered in three consecutive sessions, 18 in Session 1 (May 25 - June 14), 14 in Session 2 (June 16 - July 5), and 5 in Session 3 (July 7 - August 2).  In Session 1, there are no study tours, but rather field studies around course-related destinations in Copenhagen (see below). In Sessions 2 and 3, the courses include a five-day study tour in Scandinavia or Europe. Early summer courses offer great flexibility in terms of length of study (three, four, six, seven or ten weeks) and course selection, while the professional programs, on the other hand (Architecture, Furniture Design, Interior Architecture, Graphic Design, Urban Design), are thoroughly integrated seven-week programs. Summer study abroad programs, like those during the semester, are demanding and of high academic quality. You are expected to prepare for and attend classes, hand in assignments, and take responsibility for your own learning. Do not expect to work more than at home, but expect to work more than you might anticipate from a summer abroad program. Most DIS courses are taught by permanent, part-time Danish faculty who hold full-time positions in academia, government, business and other professions. The DIS student body is a diverse group of bright, high achieving third and fourth year students from ranking American universities and colleges, making the classroom and study tours a highly inspirational academic and social setting.

Session 1:
Adolescence in Northern Europe
Children with Special Needs
Cognitive Neuroscience of Fear: From Animal to Human Models
Corporate Social Responsibility: Business or Ethics?
Danish Greenspace
Design and Society in Denmark
The Enemy Within: Spies, Espionage, and the Cold War
Global Banking and Trading
Health Delivery and Prioritization in Northern Europe
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
Human Trafficking in a Global Context
iPlay: Danish Children, Science, and Technology
Livability in the Modern City
The Meaning of Style
Pornography in Scandinavia 
Positive Psychology
The Social Brain: The Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors
Sociology of the Family

Session 2:
Children in a Multicultural Context (Study Tour: Istanbul)
Cross-Cultural Psychology (Study Tour: Berlin)
Emerging Markets (Study Tour: Riga)
European Clinical Psychology (Study Tour: Brussels)
Food Systems (Study Tour: England)
Gender and Sexuality in Scandinavia (Study Tour: Stockholm)
Health Delivery and Prioritization in Northern Europe (Study Tour: Netherlands)
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach (Study Tour: Berlin | Stockholm)
Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development (Study Tour: Scotland)
Positive Psychology (Study Tour:  Scotland)
Prostitution and The Sex Trade (Study Tour: Amsterdam)
Renewable Energy Systems (Study Tour:  Germany)
Roskilde Festival: Community, Culture, and Creativity (Study Tour: Roskilde Music Festival)
Note: Course runs to July 7 due to festival dates
Stolen Childhoods: Immigrant and Refugee Children (Study Tour: Netherlands)

Session 3:
The Anthropology of Soccer (Study Tour: Sweden)
Child Development: Theory and Practice (Study Tour: Western Denmark)
European Genocides (Study Tour: Poland)
Queer Europe (Study Tour: Berlin)
The World of Vikings: Facts, Fiction, and Fantasy (Study Tour: Iceland)