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DIS Copenhagen, Denmark (Direct Enroll)

The Program

Sophisticated Copenhagen of old world charm, but famed for its modern architecture and design, is the home of Denmark’s International Study Program (DIS), an internationally renowned study abroad institution affiliated with the University of Copenhagen and recognized, supervised, and financially supported by the Danish government. Because of this special connection, you meet and learn from the very government officials who have been so successful in integrating the Danish economy into the European Union.They show you the how and why that the Danes have been able to create a social system which recognizes that every member of its society has an guaranteed right to health services, education through the university level, housing, heat, and food. DIS offers a number of specialized programs in English ranging from international business (approved by the School of Business) to a program in child development and diversity (approved by the School of Family Studies), as well as many other fields focusing on European themes and issues which are best studied in Copenhagen.

The Academics

One-semester, full-year and/or summer programs are organized so that you will take the one or two required core courses of your chosen  program and participate in the program-related study tours. You will freely select your other courses from the other programs.  For instance, an Environmental Studies program draws from the fields of history, present day problems and policy, ecotoxology, and environmental business strategy. Other programs focus on  Design, Health Care in Scandinavia, Nursing in Scandinavia, Multiculturalism, etc. Click here for program descriptions. The academically challenging and intellectually stimulating courses are designed for upper-level undergraduate students. Classroom teaching is strongly enhanced by an extensive program of course-integrated, hands-on field studies, comparative field projects, and study tours in Denmark, Europe, and Russia.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

Important!
This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution. For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
BLAW 4893 Financial and Business Ethics N/A Financial and Business Ethics 3 6/30/2021
COMM 1300 Mass Communication Systems n/a Current Trends in Media 3 6/30/2017
CRLP 1193 Foreign Study n/a Danish I 3 6/30/2018
CRLP 1193 Foreign Study n/a Danish Language and Culture: Level 1 3 6/30/2020
ECON 2439 Urban Development and Policy n/a Urban Economics 3 12/31/2019
ECON 2440 Economics of the Global Economy n/a Globalization and European Economies 3 6/30/2020
ECON 2447 Sports Economics n/a Sports Economics 3 6/30/2021
ECON 2493 Foreign Study n/a Economics of Crime 3 6/30/2021
ECON 3473 Economic Development n/a Development Economics 3 12/31/2019
ENGL 3693 Foreign Study N/A Storytelling Lab: How Narrative Works 3 12/31/2021
ENVE 1000 Environmental Sustainability n/a Integrated Sustainability 3 6/30/2020
GEOG 3100 Geography of Sustainable Development n/a European Sustainable Development 3 6/30/2020
HDFS 3083 Foreign Study n/a Child Diversity & Development Practicum 3 6/30/2017
HDFS 3083 Foreign Study n/a Developmental Disorders 3 6/30/2017
HDFS 3083 Foreign Study n/a iPlay: Danish Children, Science and Technology 3 6/30/2019
HDFS 3083 Foreign Study N/A Child Development: Theory and Practice 3 12/31/2021
HDFS 3083 Foreign Study N/A Psychology of Emerging Adulthood 3 12/31/2021
HDFS 3083 Foreign Study not listed Psychology of Emerging Adulthood 3 12/31/2021
HDFS 3083 Foreign Study n/a Children in a Multi-Cultural Context: Danish Theory and Practice 3 6/30/2017
HDFS 3083 Foreign Study n/a Children with Special Needs 3 6/30/2017
HDFS 3083 Foreign Study n/a Stolen Childhoods:Immigrant and Refugee Children in Europe 3 6/30/2021
HIST 3993 Foreign Study n/a A Cultural History of Travel 3 12/31/2019
HIST 3993 Foreign Study Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective 3 12/31/2020
HIST 3993 Foreign Study N/A Auschwitz – From Genocide to Memorial 1 6/30/2022
MCB 3893 Foreign Study N/A Translational Medicine: From Bench to Bedside 3 12/31/2021
MCB 3893 Foreign Study N/A Tumor Biology and Oncology 3 12/31/2021
MCB 4211 Basic Immunology N/A Immunology & Infectious Diseases 3 6/30/2022
PHIL 3249 Philosophy and Neuroscience The Ethical Brain: Philosophy and Neuroscience 3 12/31/2020
PNB 3293 Foreign Study n/a Human Health & Disease: A Clinical Approach 3 6/30/2017
POLS 3993 Foreign Study Al-Qaida and Intelligence Analysis 3 12/31/2020
PSYC 2101 Intro to Multicultural Psychology n/a Cross-Cultural Psychology 3 12/31/2021
PSYC 3883 Foreign Study N/A Positive Psychology 3 6/30/2022
SOCI 3651 Sociology of the Family n/a Sociology of the Family 3 6/30/2019
WGSS 3993 Foreign Study n/a Prostitution and the Sex Trade 3 6/30/2018

The Experience

You can choose to live in DIS-arranged housing, i.e. with a Danish family or with Danish and other foreign students in a student residential hall, a kollegium, or with a Danish roommate. Based on past students’ experience, we strongly recommend the family stay. Danish family values are strong, but different, and,  because the country is safe, young people have freedoms not typically found in America.

It is easy to move around in Copenhagen with its efficient public transportation systems and direct links to the rest of Europe. Its inhabitants speak English as handily as Danish. Their love of the environment is visible in the preservation of gardens such as the acclaimed Tivoli Gardens, and their acceptance of many cultures and ethnicities into their social fabric is legendary. Your classmates too will be fom America, Central Europe, Russia, China and, in some classes, Denmark. DIS is located in the very center of medieval Copenhagen, in a building from 1798, beautifully restored and protected under the Danish Preservation Act. Turn a corner and you find yourself walking down Stroget, the main axis in a pedestrian-only section, flanked by outdoor cafes and stores such as Georg Jensen and Royal Copenhagen, known world-wide.

Finances

Jennifer Teed Duncan-Bendix DIS Automatic Scholarship
An automatic fee reduction of $4,000 per semester is available to qualified student wishing to participate in DIS – Study Abroad in Scandinavia programs in either Copenhagen or Stockholm. This scholarship will be automatically deducted from the bill you receive from DIS. Students wishing to study at DIS in the summer will automatically receive a scholarship of $300 for every 3-week session, $400 for every 4-week session, and $1000 for every 7-week Architecture & Design session in which they participate.

Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Arts, Business, Health, Humanities, Public Health, Sciences, Social Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3