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DIS - Urban Studies in Europe
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
Housing Options: Home Stay, On-Campus Apartment, On-Campus Dormitory Minimum GPA: 3.0
Program Advisor: Lisa Brown, Study Abroad Advisor Courses Offered: History
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.

Academic Highlights:

Cities are symbolic national and cultural stages, each with their own identity. Today, all cities face dramatic change due to pressures of urban modernism, such as transient population growth, globalization, gentrification, public transportation needs, and ecological demands.

This program will work with shifting perspectives on the urban context from the local to the regional and the continental. You will explore the different sociopolitical history of Western and Eastern Europe through to today’s more unified structure. You will learn to read each city through its architecture, art, history, literature, politics, social movements, and urban layout.

The Urban Studies in Europe program will allow you to:
  • Use Copenhagen as your classroom on field studies that explore its dramatic urban change over the past few decades, from the development of a welfare state to sustainable urban planning
     
  • Travel to Hamburg, and Budapest and Vienna, on two course-integrated study tours where you will be able to compare how these cities are currently developing their infrastructure
     
  • Build a dynamic dialogue with a variety of guest lectures from local historians, sociologists, and urban planners
This program is for you if you study history, urban design, urban studies, politics, or sociology.

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.

Living 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.

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