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|Program Sponsor:||Danish Institute for Study Abroad|
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** 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|
|Housing Options:||Home Stay, On-Campus Apartment, On-Campus Dormitory||Minimum GPA:||3.0|
|Program Advisor:||Lisa Brown, Study Abroad Advisor||Courses Offered:||Women's and Gender Studies|
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.
Academic HighlightsThis program analyzes the conflicting views surrounding prostitution in Europe. Denmark, where prostitution is legal, is the perfect foil to the rest of Scandinavia, where it is not, and to the Netherlands, where it is legal but with different moral and legal standards. Through field studies and study tours, you will experience how varied cultural settings impact policy and practice.
A burning question in Denmark is whether prostitution should remain legal. At the end of the semester, you will debate this topic with an expert panel of Danish
politicians, women’s rights organizations, and sex workers’ rights organizations.
This program will allow you to:
Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on core course-integrated study tours to Southern Sweden and Amsterdam to examine the differences, legally and socially, in how prostitution is handled compared to in Denmark
Use Copenhagen as your case study with guest lecturers and class visits to the city’s Red Light District and organizations such as Reden (The Nest), a drop-in facility for Danish prostitutes
- Mirror decision makers within the Danish government in a final core course panel debate on controversial topics such as prohibiting prostitution, legalizing it, and the criminalization of the customer
This program is right for you if you are a gender studies or women’s studies major or you study sociology, anthropology, human rights, or international relations. The topics explored relating to prostitution and human trafficking will apply to a future career in law or social work.
Student LifeStudy 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 CopenhagenCopenhagen 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.
FinancesWhile 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