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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Who Approved: Tulane applicants only
  • Courses Offered
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/11/2019 02/21/2019 08/16/2019 12/14/2019
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/11/2019 02/21/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 09/10/2019 09/27/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Major: Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Biological Sciences, Cell and Molecular Biology, Classical Studies, Communication, Digital Media Production, Economics, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Geology, History, International Relations, Literature, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Sociology, Studio Art, Theatre, Urban Studies
Program Description:

DIS Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark


About the Program | Copenhagen, Denmark | Eligibility

Fields of Study | Academic Culture | Student Life | Housing | Helpful Links

About the Program
DIS is a non-profit study abroad foundation established in Denmark in 1959, with locations in Copenhagen and Stockholm. Students can study at DIS for the semester or full academic year and take courses taught by local faculty members in English. DIS offers high-impact learning experiences for upper-division undergraduate students from distinguished North American colleges and universities. The intellectually challenging curriculum is broad, cutting edge, and enriched by experiential learning components, including faculty-led study tours across Europe. It provides students with opportunities for meaningful cultural engagement and personal growth, which is further enriched through housing and extracurricular offerings.

Copenhagen, Denmark
Founded in 1167, Copenhagen is a bustling metropolis of 1.8 million people. It is the capital of Denmark and the center of the Danish-Swedish Øresund Region with a transnational population of 3.8 million and an inviting small-town atmosphere of friendliness, intimacy, and safety. A dense network of car-free walking streets, town squares and picturesque waterfront areas cover the old downtown.
Winding medieval streets, great Renaissance palaces, Baroque and Rococo complexes, early-modern ramparts, a historic harbor plus all the trappings and amenities of the modern age are central elements of the city fabric.

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • completion of 3-4 courses within the chosen field or department of study
  • the ability to demonstrate adaptability and flexibility in an unfamiliar environment 
  • students are part of a competitive national applicant pool and must demonstrate appropriate academic preparation
  • the application process for DIS includes an interview conducted by DIS faculty and staff
Fields of Study
Architecture & Design; Biotechnology & Biomedicine; Danish Language & Culture; European Culture & History; European Politics & Society; Economics; Medical Practice & Policy; Migration & Identity; Public Health; Psychology & Child Development, Communication, Environmental Science, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Justice & Human Rights, Neuroscience, Sociology, Sustainability in Europe, Urban Design, and Urban Studies

Academic Culture
All Tulane students are strongly recommended to undertake a course of study that includes the required Danish Language and Culture course. In addition, students will take one discipline-specific core course. This core course includes two course-integrated study tours: one short regional study tour early in the semester and one longer European study tour in the middle of the semester. Students will round out their academic program by choosing three additional courses from the electives offered at DIS.  Tulane students may not take courses in business, finance, or marketing offered at DIS.
For yearlong students the second semester offers new courses and the option of participating in faculty-supervised independent study in several fields. Students may go to Stockholm or Oslo instead of Western Denmark on the first study tour. At mid-semester, students join the new one-semester students on study tours to destinations differing from the fall.

Student Life
Each semester, university students from across North America study at DIS. While you will take your courses alongside American students, DIS provides many ways for you to become immersed in Danish culture and to pursue extra-curricular activities, from sports to student government. DIS organizes many activities, such as the Diverse Identities Social Club, the Film Club and the Class Representative program. In addition, through housing and volunteer opportunities, students can live with Danish university students or a local family, and engage with a local organization based on your interests. 
DIS offers a variety of housing arrangements.  Tulane students may choose to stay in either homestays, a Folkehøjskole, a Living & Learning Community, a Kolegium, or with Danish roommates. DIS housing options aim to give you the opportunity to build communities, both within your housing and with locals in the surrounding area; experience personal growth and development; and engage locally in a meaningful way, by either living with locals or reaching out to local communities beyond your housing. Because of the variety and diversity of options, we recommend that interested students research the different benefits of these choices to find the best housing situation to enhance your semester in Copenhagen!

Helpful Links 
DIS Copenhagen
DIS Copenhagen Academics
DIS Copenhagen Housing

Contact Past Participants
Click HERE to contact recent study abroad alumni in this region.