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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/17/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: Non-UGA Type of Instruction: Lecture
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence, Private Apartment
Academic Area: Accounting, Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Business Administration, Economics, Education, History, International Business, Journalism, Law, Political Science, Sociology, Studio Art Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0 or above
Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

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. 

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