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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 2019 04/27/2018 05/11/2018 01/12/2019 05/12/2019
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
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.   


  • 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


The program is right for you if you are interested in environmental studies, public policy, or general environmental affairs  

>> 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.