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DIS - Sociology
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
|Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Program Sponsor:||Danish Institute for Study Abroad|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2016||09/15/2015 **||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.
|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:||Office of Education Abroad (Email email@example.com)|
|Courses Offered:||Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology|
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.
Globalization has torn down walls, dissolved hierarchies, and brought us closer together. New proximities, however, have often led to anxiety and confrontation, rather than multicultural understanding and dialogue.
In this program you will gain comparative insight into cultural diversity and social capital in Scandinavia and Turkey. The study tours will provide your main case studies and will explore questions of integration and examine the interests of different cultural, religious, and ethnic groups in Denmark, Sweden, and Turkey.
- Travel on study tour to Istanbul to hear personal stories and explore current issues surrounding cultural divisions and political tensions affecting Turkish society
- Study the changes to a previously homogeneous Scandinavia brought about by immigration from non-Western societies on short study tour in Denmark or Sweden, and field studies in Copenhagen
- Work with a non-profit organization that helps immigrants and asylum seekers in Denmark as part of the optional Sociology Practicum course
- Take part in debates and workshops with diverse guest speakers from culturally conservative Danish analysts to Armenian and Kurdish minorities from Turkey
This program utilizes the same grading scale and credit system as the USA.
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 metropolis of 1.8 million people. It is the capital of Denmark and the center of the Danish-Swedish Øresund Region, with a population of 3.8 million. Yet it has an inviting small-town atmosphere of friendliness, intimacy and safety.
A dense network of walking streets, squares and waterfronts cover the old downtown area where DIS is located. Denmark may be an ultra-efficient country, but Danes know how to relax and have fun. You will truly enjoy the cozy vibe of this happening European capital.
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