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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year (FS), Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: Jefferson - East Falls Campus applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 05/01/2019 05/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Dorm/Residence Hall, Home Stay (Host Family), Other
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: Environmental Sustainability, Historic Preservation
Program Description:

Examine the social, political, and economic issues associated with sustainable development and the range of Danish and European stakeholders shaping the sustainability agenda.   
All students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for this program.
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.

Copenhagen Historic
If you’re passionate about sustainability and conservation and major in sustainability, environmental studies, public policy and environmental affairs, this program is right for you. As a world leader in sustainable development, Denmark is a great place to enhance your studies and enlighten your career path. Take courses on renewable energy resources or sustainable business design alongside your sustainable core course. You can even participate in experiential learning opportunities by visiting Samsø, the 100% environmentally sustainable island, as a part of the DIScovery trip.

>> Sustainable Development in Northern Europe
You will explore a range of sustainable issues in this course, such as the dilemma of economic growth and energy policy in Denmark and the EU.  Beginning with a broader look at consumption, prosperity, and spatial levels of sustainability, you will then delve deeper into more specific, case-based examples of sustainable strategic development while on long study tour.

Credits: 3
Week-Long Study Tour: Germany | Norway | Sweden
Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Southern Sweden or Western Denmark alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen.

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. 



  • Use Copenhagen as a classroom by visiting some of the world's most progressive sustainability initiatives, such as the European Environment Agency, Risø National Laboratory for Renewable Energy, and the NGO Energy Crossroads
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to leading Danish and Northern European destinations with cutting-edge sustainability strategies from off-shore wind power to urban redevelopment
  • Create your own strategic plan for a sustainable future by combining your classroom experiences with field studies and study tour visits.

See the list of approved courses here: DIS COPENHAGE Equivalency List HALLMARKS 16.pdf


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

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.

Copenhagen Shops
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.

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