Study Abroad at DIS Copenhagen
Ignite your love of learning, further your academic achievements, develop intercultural understanding, and acquire life skills essential for engaged citizenship. Discover Europe and meet the unexpected.
Architecture & Design
Art & Visual Culture
Child Development & Diversity
Environmental Science of the Arctic
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Justice & Human Rights
Medical Practice & Policy
Prostitution & the Sex Trade
Terrorism & Security
Pursue your Academic and Personal Goals
Choose a core course from one of the 26 academic programs listed above, and select the rest of your classes from a catalog of over 230 courses! Your freedom of choice extends to your housing, where you apply for living arrangements that best fit you.
Intellectually stimulating courses challenge you to examine issues from various perspectives, as you debate, play, research, analyze, and reflect on contemporary topics and burning issues.
With an emphasis on hands-on learning experiences, you have opportunities to simulate real-life scenarios, make connections, and build your resume.
Europe as Your Classroom
Take your classroom on the road with two course-integrated, faculty-led study tours with your core course! Visit important sites and meet with local experts who add cultural perspectives to your knowledge of the field.
Faculty Who Teach What They Do
Most faculty work as professionals in the areas they teach, bringing theory to life by sharing real-world examples in the classroom.
Academic counseling and personal support resources are available to you during your time abroad, providing you a solid foundation upon which to grow.
In your courses, you focus on the importance of cultural context and are exposed to how issues are perceived, lived, and theorized in Europe. It is also your chance to reflect on the cultural norms and values that shape you.
Meet the Locals
Living in a Homestay, signing up for a sports team, taking a Danish Language and Culture course, or attending evening seminar are among the ways to build your international network and meet the locals.
Important Program Notes
Some of the DIS core courses have a co-requisite (i.e., a second required course that you must register for). This is usually a 3-credit practicum or lab course. Examples of core courses with a co-requisite are Child Development in Scandinavia, Children in a Multicultural Context, and Game Development. If you are considering any core course that has a co-requisite, please discuss the implications of that with your Academic Advisor. The CIP can also assist students who have questions about this.
Students should consult the Budget Sheets at the top of this page for estimated program costs. In addition, before choosing to study abroad in another country for anywhere from three to six months, you should consider the exchange rate of your host country as well as the cost of living in the city where you will be.
Center for International Programs Study Abroad Grant
Please apply for this program before applying for the CIP Study Abroad Grant (due October 15th or March 15th). Use the 'Featured Program' Search to apply to this grant.
Things to Remember Before Applying
- Please review the SJU Semester Abroad Policy here.
- You must meet with a CIP advisor before submitting your application.
- DIS Copenhagen only accepts a certain number of students for each of their core courses, making this a fairly competitive program. It is recommended that interested students apply to DIS early and also consider a "backup" program.
- If approved by the CIP, you will be required to submit a $300 Confirmation Deposit WITHIN 10 DAYS of receiving your approval notice. You will also be expected to complete a separate, on-line application for DIS.