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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Program Cost: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Final Application Deadline Decision Timeline Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 03/15/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be contacted shortly after all application materials are completed.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Subject Areas: Accounting, Art History, Biology, Business, Communication and Journalism, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, History, International Business, Journalism, Political Science, Pre-Medicine, Sociology & Criminal Justice
Housing Options: Apartment/Flat, Residence Hall/Dormitory Program Sponsor: Denmark's International Study Program (DIS)
Program Description:
DIS Copenhagen - Summer 2018 
Our summer calendar makes it easy to mix and match sessions between Copenhagen and Stockholm and stay for the amount of time that is right for you. Choose from three-, four-, or seven-week sessions, or combine sessions to stay up to 10 weeks. You can earn up to 12 credits over your summer. Below are the DIS Copenhagen Courses. Please reference our 'DIS Stockholm - Summer Courses' brochure for a complete list of Stockholm courses!

Highlights of Spending Your Summer with DIS
  • Flexibility! DIS courses run in several sessions of varying length, with different start and end dates. You choose which courses and sessions are best suited to your academic goals
  • Earn credits. DIS offers courses across a wide array of disciplines. You can earn between 3 and 12 credits, and choose to enhance your major or try something new
  • Copenhagen and Stockholm as your home, Europe as your classroom. Most sessions include course-integrated study tours to relevant locations in Europe that further your perspectives on course topics
  • Stimulating, cutting-edge courses. Taught with a focus on interaction and real-life experience, all courses feature field studies in Copenhagen and Stockholm to bring classroom discussions to life
  • No hidden costs. DIS provides you with housing, study tours, and field studies, as well as your other needs such as course reading materials and textbooks, an Arrival Workshop, and 24-hour emergency support
Session 1 - Copenhagen
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | May 21 - June 8 
Active Citizenship in Denmark
Business Start-up + Lab (Note: This course runs over Session 1 and 2, for 6 credits total) 
Children with Special Needs 
Corporate Social Responsibility: Business or Ethics? 
Enemy Within: Spies, Espionage, and the Cold War 
Environmental Philosophy 
Health Delivery and Prioritization 
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach 
Human Trafficking in a Global Context 
Meaning of Style 
Neuroscience of Personal Identity 
New Media and Changing Communities 
Nordic Mythology
Positive Psychology 
Psychology of Criminal Behavior 
Psychology of Human Sexuality 
Social Brain: Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors 
Sports Medicine: Performance and Fatigue 
Storytelling Through Photography 
Strategies for Urban Livability 
Sustainable Denmark: Solutions and Dilemmas

Session 2 - Copenhagen (Session 2 courses include a five-day course-integrated study tour to a relevant European destination, and take you on field studies in Copenhagen.) 
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | June 11 - June 30 
Business Start-up + Lab (Note: This course runs over Session 1 and 2, for 6 credits total) 
Study Tour: Helsinki-Stockholm (Note: This course runs over Session 1 and 2, for 6 credits total) 
Children in a Multicultural Context
Study Tour: London 
Climate Change and Glacier Modeling
Study Tour: Iceland
Cross-Cultural Communication
Study Tour: Belfast-Dublin
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Study Tour: Berlin
European Clinical Psychology
Study Tour: Vienna 
Food and Identity
Study Tour: Barcelona 
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
Study Tour: Berlin or Vienna 
International Strategy and Leadership: Case Studies
Study Tour: Saint Petersburg-Stockholm
Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development
Study Tour: Edinburgh 
Neuroscience of Fear
Study Tour: Munich
Positive Psychology
Study Tour: Edinburgh 
Prostitution and the Sex Trade
Study Tour: Amsterdam 
Public Health in the Artic
Study Tour: Karasjok-Tromsø
Renewable Energy Systems
Study Tour: Germany 
Roskilde Festival: Community, Culture, and Creativity
Study Tour: Roskilde Music Festival (Note: Course runs to July 8 due to festival dates) 
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective
Study Tour: London-Oslo 
Visual Culture of Cities
Study Tour: Berlin

Session 3 - Copenhagen (Session 3 courses span four weeks, include a five-day course-integrated study tour to a relevant European destination, and take you on field studies in Copenhagen.) 
4 Weeks | 4 Credits | July 2 - July 29 
Arctic Ecology
Study Tour: Disko Island, Greenland
Bicycle Urbanism
Study Tour: Netherlands 
Child Development: Theory and Practice
Study Tour: Finland 
European Genocides
Study Tour: Poland 
European Greenspace
Study Tour: Nijmegen, Netherlands (European Green Capital 2018) 
Nordic Culinary Culture
Study Tour: Faroe Islands
Propaganda: Fakes and Facts
Study Tour: Brussels
Sex Education and Sexual Reform in Europe
Study Tour: Berlin  

Session 4 - Copenhagen: Architecture & Design (Session 4: Architecture & Design is a signature summer offering that exposes you to Scandinavian design culture through lectures, hands-on assignments, field studies to sites in Copenhagen, and week-long faculty-led study tours.)
7 Weeks | 7 or 9 Credits | June 11 - July 29 

You will enroll in a 6-credit studio course with a 1-credit Visual Journal corequisite that runs simultaneously. For Furniture Design Studio, the corequisite is a 3-credit lecture course. 
DIS has a cross-disciplinary studio approach. You will study and work on project-based assignments alongside students from all disciplines and levels of design and architecture. 

Architecture Design Studio + Visual Journal 
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden
Architecture Foundations Studio + Visual Journal 
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden
Graphic Design Studio + Visual Journal
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden
Graphic Design Foundations Studio + Visual Journal
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden
Urban Design Studio + Visual Journal 
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden
Furniture Design Studio + Furniture Design in Scandinavia (9 credits)
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden

DIS housing provides the opportunity to be independent and focus on your academic experience, while living in local neighborhoods in the Copenhagen and Stockholm areas. 

You will either live in a Residential Community, Kollegium, or StudentBoende, providing you with a comfortable base for your study abroad experience. DIS housing allows you to live independently and be self-reliant, by cooking your own meals and taking the initiative to meet new people. You will live with a local Social & Residential Advisor (SRA) alongside fellow DIS students and/or Danish/Swedish and international students.

Application Process for Other Approved Programs
This program is offered through one of our approved program partners. In order to participate you must apply through, and be approved, by both St. Thomas and the program.
Application Process

  1. Attend a first-step session. Dates posted online at
  2. Schedule an advising meeting. This meeting will review:
    1. any questions you have about studying abroad, including program selection if you are considering multiple programs.
    2. the course approval process
    3. how to apply to Other Approved Programs
  3. Notify your study abroad advisor of final program selection.
  4. Complete all St. Thomas application materials by the St. Thomas application deadline.
  5. Complete program application via the program’s website by their deadline.
University of St. Thomas application deadlines:
October 1 for January Term and spring semester programs
March 15 for summer, fall semester and year-long programs.
Please note that some programs have deadlines earlier than St. Thomas.
St Thomas Criteria for Participation
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  • Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in a Study Abroad program while on academic or conduct probation. Any disciplinary records may be a consideration for approval to participate in an off-campus programs.
  • View all eligibility requirements for study abroad through St. Thomas: > Student Policies.
  • Some programs have additional criteria.

Financial Aid/Scholarships
Financial Aid Awards (grants, loans and scholarships) typically apply to study abroad. Visit for instructions.
The Office of Study Abroad, and other approved program partners, offers scholarships. Visit, and the program’s website, for details.

Program Information
For additional program information, contact the program partner.
For application procedures contact Study Abroad.
Office of Study Abroad
University of St. Thomas
MHC 212 (Mail 5026)
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA
Tel: 1.651.962.6450
Fax: 1.651.962.5199