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DIS - European Humanities
Copenhagen, Denmark
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: Danish Institute for Study Abroad 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/24/2014** 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 Type:
Direct Enroll Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Home Stay, On-Campus Apartment, On-Campus Dormitory
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Program Advisor: Lisa Brown, Study Abroad Advisor
Courses Offered: Anthropology, Art History, History, World Literature
Program Description:


About DIS:

Study Abroad at DIS and enhance your major, broaden your horizons, and acquire valuable cross-cultural skills and experiences with other motivated, curious and energetic students from selective U.S. colleges and universities. Learn and experience Europe through forward-thinking academic study abroad programs and courses, integrated study tours across Europe, unique accommodation options and an extensive cultural immersion program.

DIS – Danish Institute for Study Abroad is a government-recognized, high-quality study abroad program established in 1959. All DIS courses and academic programs are intellectually stimulating and challenging – and are all taught in English. But at DIS, study abroad is not solely about academics, it is about providing a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to experience new situations and build and develop leadership skills for a globalized world. That is why DIS is dedicated to providing the complete study abroad experience.


Academics:

In this program you delve into complex European histories and cultures. Deconstruct the competing narratives that have given rise to questions of nationality and confront the inherent ambiguity of European border regions.

Using memory studies, an interdisciplinary model, you will examine the formation of current identities through the lens of art, history, literature, philosophy, and
religious studies.

The European Humanities program will allow you to...
  • Visit the far reaching battlefields of Verdun in France, the former no-man’s land at the Berlin Wall in Germany, or the Gothic architecture in the heart of Prague on your long study tour, you will gain a strong understanding of national memory with Europe as your classroom
     
  • Explore the border regions of Denmark, Germany, and Sweden during your core course week, broadening your perspective of national and cultural divides
     
  • Visit the regions you discuss in the classroom on field studies, such as a day trip to Lund, Sweden which was at the center of Denmark centuries ago
     
  • Explore a curriculum rich in literature, cinema, music, architecture, and art, which will illuminate Europe’s histories and tailor a research paper to your specific area or major

The program is directed at intellectually curious students of all disciplines within the humanities. You will have the opportunity to enhance your major by tailoring the core course research paper to your specific area or major of study. You should be liberal arts-minded with an interest in viewing history from a European perspective and enjoy critical thinking and textual analysis.

This program utilizes the same grading scale and credit system as the USA.


Student Life:

Study abroad is all about getting a taste for the new, and experiencing something different from the normal campus life at your home university. If you are looking for something a bit different and a little off the beaten path, a study abroad semester, summer or year at DIS, which is located in the heart of Wonderful Copenhagen, offers a unique study abroad experience.

Aside from the many Cultural Immersion Options offered through DIS, you are encouraged to discover Copenhagen for yourself, so the city really comes alive and, most importantly, becomes ‘your home’ during your time in Denmark. Copenhagen is a friendly, open city crammed with cool and cute cafés, hip bars, varied clubs hosting international bands and acts that are regularly in town, sweet clothing stores and a plethora of parks and clean beaches. Also due to an excellent transport system, compact city center (where DIS is located) and bicycle paths practically everywhere, the life and soul of Copenhagen are easy to discover and explore.


Life in Copenhagen:

Copenhagen is a friendly, open city crammed with cute cafés, varied clubs that regularly host international bands and DJs, cool clothing stores and a large number of clean parks and beaches. Thanks to an excellent transport system, compact city center, bicycle paths practically everywhere and DIS’ central location, the life and soul of Copenhagen are easy to discover

Finances:

While abroad, students continue to pay their Case tuition rather than the tuition at their new institution. In addition there are several expenses students’ financial aid can potentially help to fund. These are listed in the attachments below

DISYear.pdf
DISFall.pdf
DISSpring.pdf