All students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for this program.
ABOUT DIS COPENHAGEN
Delve into your Scandinavian study abroad experience in Denmark with intellectually stimulating course work that combines hands-on experiences in real time. Located in the heart of Copenghagen’s Medieval City, DIS seeks to combine traditional with modern. Surrounded by the city’s cultural and landmark institutions like the National Museum, Tivoli Gardens and Skuespilhuset, students can experience all that Copenhagen has to offer. As you study in one of the world’s most sustainable and livable cities, you will also be a stone’s through away from other Scandinavian treasures such as Norway, Sweden, and other European countries.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This program focuses on psychological theory, research, and practice, with an emphasis on its application in a Danish and European context. You will critically analyze theory in relation to cultural and social differences in psychological practice, and learn to apply recent advances in psychological science to your own practical experiences. You will also have the opportunity to engage in experiential labs, such as Happiness Lab: Positive Psychology or Identity Lab: Transforming Prejudice, Discrimination, and Conflict, where you'll work with fellow students to investigate key theories and concepts within the field of psychology.This program is right for you if you are interested in psychology, sociology, health science, or human development.
- Choose between three cutting-edge core courses - Cross-Cultural Psychology, European Clinical Psychology, and Positive Psychology- all aimed at broadening your understanding of the discipline through a Danish and international lens
- Europe will be your classroom as you travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on courseintegrated study tours to Western Denmark and across locations in Europe, meeting with researchers, policy-makers, and NGOs
- The academic rigor of the course will be enhanced with guest lectures from practitioners inCopenhagen and field studies to local organizations that will bring real world examples of how psychological science is applied and practiced in Denmark
CORE COURSE OVERVIEW
Credits: 3 per course
>> Cyberpsychology: You will explore the productive and problematic use and impact of digital technologies across the lifespan, considering cognitive, emotional, social, and cultural perspectives. Participate in a week-long study tour to Dublin along with a study tour to Western Denmark, plus a 2 day seminar in Copenhagen
>> European Clinical Psychology: You will study clinical psychology and understand the discipline within a European context, covering cultural and ethical issues, and different psychotherapeutic schools. Participate in a week-long study tour in Vienna in addition to a study tour in Western Denmark, plus a two-day seminar in Copenhagen.
>> Positive Psychology: Using theory and research, you will examine the psychology of well-being with both its possibilities and limitations, focusing on topics such as positive emotions, character strengths, mindfulness, resilience, and post-traumatic growth. Participate in a week-long study tour in either Budapest, Krakow-Warsaw, London, Milan-Verona, Prague. Choose one of the locations alongside your course-integrated study tour in Western Denmark.
BUILD YOUR OWN CURRICULUM
DIS has over 200 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs.
See the list of approved courses here: DIS COPENHAGE Equivalency List HALLMARKS 16.pdf
LIVING IN COPENHAGEN
Once you arrive in Copenhagen, you will be assisted in setting up your cellphone, and you will also have the option of opening up a Danish bank account. The six diverse housing options at DIS are Homestay, Living & Learning community, Kollegium, Residential Community, Folkehøjskole and Rented Room. Be sure to visit their website to learn more about each option and determine which one fits your lifestyle best. Get acquainted with Copenhagen by utilizing public transportation or by biking.
How much should you budget? Click here for the anticipated cost sheet: DIS_cost info17-18.pdf
ORIENTATION & PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION
All students must attend pre-departure orientation before studying abroad. Students will be informed of safety protocol, health insurance, money management, and more. Former study abroad students will be available to provide peer advice on general and/or specific matters.
DENMARK VISA REQUIREMENTS
Students from the US are not required to have a visa to enter Denmark. However all students who are enrolled in DIS and do not hold a passport for the European Union, Norway, or Switzerland, must apply for a Danish Residence Permit. Once you arrive in Denmark, you will begin the residence permit application process during Student Registration. DIS staff will be available to assist you during this process.
Visit DISabroad.org/scholarships to learn about various scholarship opportunities