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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Subjects Available: Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Biology, Business, Child Development, Communication, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Graphic Design, History, Industrial Design, Interior Design, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Leadership, Literature, Marketing, Media Studies, Nanotechnology, Philosophy, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Rhetoric, Scandinavian Studies, Sociology, Sustainability, Urban Studies Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore
Minimum GPA: 3.0, Good Academic Standing Additional Program Requirements: 3.0 GPA, For SUNY students only
Credit Load: 10, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 Exchange Program: No
Faculty-Led: No Language of Instruction: -English is the primary language of instruction
SUNY code: 045 Partner University: Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Program Advisor: Stokes, Jay
Program Description:
Copenhagen is known for an iconic view of colorful buildings alongside a waterfront. As the capital of Denmark, it offers much more than iconic views of canals and beautiful architecture. Copenhagen is known for its healthy mix of history and modernity, as well as its friendly vibe and its welcoming local population. Regardless of what you are looking for, Copenhagen is full of opportunities to connect with history and explore your future.
DIS is a Danish non-profit study abroad institution with locations in Copenhagen and Stockholm, offering semester, academic year, and summer programs taught in English. Established in 1959, DIS has extensive experience in the field of international education and is one of the leading study abroad institutions in Europe designed for American, Canadian, Australian, and other English-speaking university students. DIS offers an extensive curriculum taught in English in a wide variety of fields.

Visit the DIS website at
DIS Summer Copenhagen 1
Academics There are 3 main sessions and one specialty session offered in the summer. All are in English. More information can be found here: DIS Build Your Summer

Summer Course Finder

DIS uses a U.S. style grading system. UAlbany awards the same number of credits and the same grades as DIS.

General Education Information for UAlbany students
Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these general elective credits.
Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students
Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.
All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany general elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary. 
Faculty Courses are taught by DIS faculty. 

Summer Housing Options

Read through information about the following options carefully before submitting your preferences in Student Registration.
If you are in Session 1, 2, and/or 3, you choose a first and second preference for your entire summer abroad experience, and Session 4 students preference all three housing options.

DIS Housing Policies – Guaranteed

DIS guarantees housing to all students who request, and pay for, DIS-arranged housing.
Additionally, DIS works hard to ensure that you have a meaningful stay in your housing. Learn how DIS matches you in the best possible housing placement here: DIS Summer Housing Placement Process

More information can be found online: DIS Summer Housing Options
Costs  DIS offers automatic scholarships for SUNY students! Please download the most recent estimate of costs here:
Denmark and Sweden DIS SUM 18.pdf

Click here for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid
Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid to determine how your aid package will apply towards your program abroad.
Eligibility  This study abroad option is open to SUNY students only. Non-SUNY students should contact DIS directly to apply. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to participate. You must have completed 3 semesters of college level coursework to apply. Applications are welcome from students in all majors.

Spend Your Weekend Off the Beaten Track

DIScovery Trips are a great way to explore the nature and culture of Scandinavia. Full of activities and challenges, these Trips allow you to try something new, bond with fellow DIS students, be active, and have fun.

Fitting DIScovery Trips into Your Summer Session

As they are short in length, DIScovery Trips are designed to easily fit into your summer schedule. Sign up and find the dates and further information on Student Registration.

More information can be found online: DIScovery Trips for Summer
Scholarships  Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs. External scholarships, listed on our website, are also a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs. More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.
Testimonials  What Do DIS Alumni Say?
  • 98% said that the emphasis on experiential learning at DIS was an especially valuable dimension of their college learning experience
  • 96% see the world from a more global perspective
  • 95% gained better insight into themselves
  • 91% discovered new insights related to their major
Kelly Black (psychology major) was chosen from a large pool of applicants to represent the Psychology academic program at DIS and will be blogging about all of her different experiences during her academic year 2013-14 at DIS, ranging from classes, field studies & study tour visits to getting to know Danes and exploring Copenhagen. Please see her blog at

You can also see other student bloggers on the DIS Student Bloggers page,   
Contact  To learn more about this program, please Schedule an appointment!

Contact Information
Jay Stokes
Program Coordinator
Tel: (518) 591-8172
Office Location
Education Abroad Office
Center for International Education and Global Strategy
University at Albany
Science Library- G40
Location  Denmark , the smallest and most southern Scandinavian country, is a mix of rural and urban with ancient castles and modern designs found throughout. The official language spoken in Denmark is Danish, though many Danes are fluent in English and German as well, providing students with opportunities to gain language proficiency and explore cultural differences. Situated in close proximity to Germany, Sweden, Norway and several other European countries, Denmark offers a great location for students interested in exploring Northern Europe.
Founded in the twelfth century, Copenhagen combines the old world charm of its medieval beginnings with the vitality of a modern European metropolis. Located at the entrance to the Baltic Sea and at the crossroads between Europe and Scandinavia, this city is truly international. It serves as home to the country's governmental seat, main universities and libraries, museums of history and art, business headquarters, and cultural center.
The Official Website of Denmark

Summer 2018 Session Calendar

To see a full overview of the features and course offerings of each session, click on the links below.

Session 1

Offered at DIS Stockholm and DIS Copenhagen
May 21 – June 8
3 Weeks | 3 Credits
Overview of Session 1

Session 2

Offered at DIS Stockholm and DIS Copenhagen
June 11 – June 30
3 Weeks | 3 Credits
Week-Long Study Tour included
Overview of Session 2

Session 3

Offered at DIS Stockholm and DIS Copenhagen
July 2 – July 29
4 Weeks | 4 Credits
Week-Long Study Tour included
Overview of Session 3

Session 4: Architecture & Design

Offered at DIS Copenhagen only
June 11 – July 29
7 Weeks | 7 or 9 Credits
Week-Long Study Tour included
Overview of Session 4: Architecture & Design
Overview  Why Study Abroad at DIS?
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.
“From Vikings to modern medicine – DIS offers you an outstanding selection of inspiring courses taught by leading experts in their fields. The vast breadth of courses reflect Europe and Scandinavia in all of its challenges, complexity, and wonder. Whether your interest lies in the roots that shaped who we are today or in the tough decisions of politics and prioritization in the ever-changing global world, academics at DIS are committed to bringing you a uniquely European perspective to your studies.”
 -Helle Rytkønen, Ph.D., DIS Academic Director
UAlbany hosts a general orientation session on campus during the semester prior to participation on the program. In addition, DIS organizes an on-site orientation to provide information and advice for international students. The orientation provides practical information regarding life in Copenhagen, serves as an introduction to the relevant academic and administrative offices at DIS, and offers basic instruction in the native language, Danish.
Students enrolled at DIS have comprehensive health, accident and personal liability insurance coverage by a combination of the Danish national health service system and a policy of the 'Europæiske' Insurance Company.
DIS Health & Safety Information

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018
03/15/2018 05/20/2018 07/29/2018
NOTE: Dates vary based on what program you choose! Session 1: May 21 - June 8. Session 2: June 11 - June 30. Session 3: July 2 - July 29. Session 4: Architecture and Design:June 11 - July 29. More information is here:

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This program is currently not accepting applications.