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DIS - Summer Courses in Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Restrictions: Scranton applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/15/2019 04/30/2019 TBA TBA
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Instruction Language: English Language Prereqs.: No prerequisites
Language Courses: None
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Fields of study:
Biomedical Sciences, Counseling and Human Services, Culture, European Studies, Gender Studies, Health Sciences, History, International Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility-Class: 03 Second Semester Sophomore
Credits/Term: 3
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Foreign University Progam for International Students
Housing Options: Apartment
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Program Description:
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DIS Copenhagen


Study abroad with DIS and pursue a dream summer. Courses with field components and study tours are designed to engage you academically and culturally. 


  • Flexibility! DIS sessions are of varying length, with different start and end dates. You choose which courses and sessions are best suited to your academic goals.  
  • Earn credits. DIS offers courses across a wide array of disciplines. You can earn between 3 and 12 credits, and choose to enhance your major or try something new. 
  • Copenhagen as your home, Europe as your classroom. Most sessions include course-integrated study tours to relevant locations in Europe that further your perspectives on course topics. 
  • Stimulating, cutting-edge courses. Taught with a focus on interaction and real-life experience, all courses feature field studies in Copenhagen to bring classroom discussions to life. 
  • No hidden costs. DIS provides you with housing, study tours, and field studies, as well as your other needs such as course reading materials and textbooks, an Arrival Workshop, and 24-hour emergency support.
Our summer calendar makes it easy to mix and match sessions and stay for the amount of time that is right for you. Choose from three-, four-, or seven-week sessions, or combine sessions to stay up to 10 weeks. You can earn up to 12 credits over your summer. 


Session 1
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | May 21 - June 9 
Behavioral Economics: European Case Studies 
Business Start-up + Lab (Note: This course runs over Session 1 and 2, for 6 credits total) 
Children with Special Needs 
Corporate Social Responsibility: Business or Ethics? 
Enemy Within, The: Spies, Espionage, and the Cold War 
Environmental Philosophy 
Health Delivery and Prioritization 
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach 
Human Trafficking in a Global Context 
Meaning of Style 
Neuroscience of Personal Identity 
New Media and Changing Communities 
Nordic Art in the Studio 
Positive Psychology 
Psychology of Criminal Behavior 
Psychology of Human Sexuality 
Social Brain, The: Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors 
Sports Medicine: Performance and Fatigue 
Stolen Childhoods: Migrant and Refugee Children in Europe 
Storytelling Through Photography 
Strategies for Urban Livability 

Session 2 (Session 2 courses include a five-day course-integrated study tour to a relevant European destination, and take you on field studies in Copenhagen.) 
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | June 12 - July 1 
Business Start-up + Lab
Study Tour: Helsinki-Stockholm (Note: This course runs over Session 1 and 2, for 6 credits total) 
Children in a Multicultural Context
Study Tour: London 
Climate Change and Glacier Modeling
Study Tour: Iceland 
Cognitive Neuroscience of Fear: From Animal to Human Models
Study Tour: Munich 
Cross-Cultural Communication
Study Tour: Belfast-Dublin 
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Study Tour: Berlin 
Emerging Markets
Study Tour: Riga 
European Clinical Psychology
Study Tour: Vienna 
Food and Identity
Study Tour: Barcelona 
Gender and Sexuality in Scandinavia
Study Tour: Stockholm 
Globalization and European Economies
Study Tour: Luxembourg-Munich 
Health Delivery and Prioritization
Study Tour: Netherlands 
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
Study Tour: Berlin or Vienna 
Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development
Study Tour: Edinburgh 
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 2 due to festival dates) 
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective
Study Tour: London-Oslo 
Visual Culture of Cities
Study Tour: Berlin

Session 3 (Session 3 courses span four weeks, include a five-day course-integrated study tour to a relevant European destination, and take you on field studies in Copenhagen.) 
4 Weeks | 4 Credits | July 3 - July 29 

Arctic Ecology
Study Tour: Svalbard 
Bicycle Urbanism
Study Tour: Netherlands 
Child Development: Theory and Practice
Study Tour: Finland 
European Genocides
Study Tour: Poland 
European Greenspace
Study Tour: Essen (European Green Capital 2017) 
Public Health in the Arctic
Study Tour: Karasjok-Tromsø 
Sex Education and Sexual Reform in Europe
Study Tour: Berlin 
Wind Turbines Constructed: Energy in Scandinavia
Study Tour: Germany 
World of Vikings, The: Facts, Fiction, and Fantasy
Study Tour: Iceland 
Session 4: Architecture & Design (Session 4: Architecture & Design is a signature summer offering that exposes you to Scandinavian design culture through lectures, hands-on assignments, field studies to sites in Copenhagen, and week-long faculty-led study tours.)
7 Weeks | 7 or 9 Credits | June 12 - July 29 

You will enroll in a 6-credit studio course with a 1-credit Visual Journal corequisite that runs simultaneously. For Furniture Design Studio, the corequisite is a 3-credit lecture course. 
DIS has a cross-disciplinary studio approach. You will study and work on project-based assignments alongside students from all disciplines and levels of design and architecture. 

Study Tour to Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden: 
Architecture Design Studio + Visual Journal 
Architecture Foundations Studio + Visual Journal 
Interior Architecture Studio + Visual Journal 
Urban Design Studio + Visual Journal 

Study Tour to Finland-Sweden: 
Graphic Design Studio + Visual Journal 
Graphic Design Foundations Studio + Visual Journal 
Furniture Design Studio + Furniture Design in Scandinavia


DIS housing provides the opportunity to be independent and focus on your academic experience, while living in local neighborhoods in the Copenhagen area. 


You will either live in a Residential Community or a Kollegium, providing you with a comfortable base for your study abroad experience. DIS housing allows you to live independently and be self-reliant, by cooking your own meals and taking the initiative to meet new people. You will live with a local Social & Residential Advisor (SRA) alongside fellow DIS students and/or Danish and international students. 

Visit for more details about DIS summer housing options.

Study Abroad Summer: Programs & Courses
Study abroad at DIS allows you to pursue a dream summer. You have the opportunity to engage and immerse while living in a new home. Courses with field components and extracurricular offerings are designed for you to maximize your time both academically and culturally. You can further your academic goals through a wide range of courses and explore Copenhagen through course related field studies (Session 1) and travel in Europe on a course integrated study tour (Session 2). Whether you choose Session 1, Session 2, or both sessions, DIS faculty and staff are committed to helping you meet your learning objectives through cutting-edge academic topics and your personal goals by thoughtful designed co-curricular programming and student services. For information on courses, please click: summer courses.

Housing during Summer Study Abroad
DIS guarantees housing to all students who request (and have paid for) DIS-arranged housing. The deadline for requesting summer housing is one month before the arrival date, but the sooner you sign up for housing the better. During the summer, Kollegium and DIS Residential Communities are the two housing options.

DIS Residential Community (DRC):
This is a residence hall in which you live with fellow DIS students. The facilities are all relatively centrally located and furnished. The sizes vary and two or more students often share a room. You will either share a kitchenette and a bathroom with your roommates, or share a common kitchen and bathrooms with fellow DIS students living in the same building. You will experience a great social life connected to your academic environment. More on DIS Residential Communities.

This is a residence hall in which you live with Danish and international students that are attending courses at local universities around Copenhagen. As European universities usually do not have campuses, the rooms in the different kollegiums used by DIS are shared between many Danish universities and colleges, thus allowing you to meet a variety of students from many disciplines and backgrounds.

Something to keep in mind is that Danish students tend to be older that the typical American college student. It is normal in Denmark to be in your late 20’s or early 30’s and still be in school. Second, kollegiums are not operated by universities or colleges – they are free standing organizations. This means that they are not located on campuses, but rather outside the city center area. Please also note that all of our kollegiums are co-ed. You will never share a room (if you live in a double room) with someone of the opposite gender, but in some of the kollegiums you will share the bathroom and you will always live in co-ed halls.


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