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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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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 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
SUNY code: 45 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.
 
This page has information for you if you want to study in Copenhagen for one or more sessions.  Please contact UAlbany education abroad before applying if you want to study in Copenhagen AND Stockholm this summer.
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Academics

Academic Program

2 cities. 4 sessions. 70+ courses. 40+ study tours in Europe.
The sessions vary in length, with different start and end dates – you choose which courses and sessions are best suited for you. There are three, four, or seven-week sessions, and you can combine sessions to stay from six to 10 weeks. With two locations to choose from, you can stay in one city or try both!
*Contact UAlbany education abroad before applying if you want to study in Copenhagen AND Stockholm this summer.
DIS uses a U.S. style grading system. UAlbany awards the same number of credits and the same grades as DIS

Course Descriptions and Syllabi

Full descriptions of each course are available online here. You can search by course title, topic, location and session. 
Review DIS’s website for more information regarding course offerings.

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.

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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

Your Instructors

You will have professors and instructors from a variety of backgrounds.  Learn about each of them online here.
Accommodations

Housing

DIS guarantees housing for you! Depending on which locations and sessions you are studying, you either preference two of the following options or three:
Live with Local Students
Live with DIS Students
Rented Room, only for Session 4: Architecture and Design or DIS Copenhagen consecutive Sessions 2 + 3 students
 
More information and details about housing can be found online.

Meals

There are many places to eat in Copenhagen. You will also have a kitchen to cook your own meals. No meal plan is provided. However, some meals will be included on study tours by DIS.   

Costs

Summer 2018

Estimate of Costs

Denmark or Sweden DIS Summer NON-Exchange Estimate of Costs 2018.pdf

More Information

Click for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid.
Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.

Eligibility

Academic Requirements

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.

Excursions

Experiential Learning

All DIS Sessions include field studies that turn Stockholm or Copenhagen into your classroom and lab.
Included in Session 2, 3, and 4: Architecture and Design, course-integrated study tours form a central part of your DIS academic experience.
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.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Make a point during your summer abroad to meet locals, exchange perspectives, and gain a sense of intercultural understanding.
Scholarships

Funding Opportunities

DIS offers automatic scholarships for SUNY students! This is reflected in the estimate of costs.

Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.
External scholarships, listed on our website, are 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

In Their Own Words

Get a glimpse into the lives of DIS students studying abroad in Scandinavia. Read about their study tours, courses, discovery of Stockholm and Copenhagen, and reflections of the local culture.

Contact

Speak with an Advisor

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Location

About the City

Why study abroad in Copenhagen during the summer?

Study in the Heart of Copenhagen

Walk to class down cobblestone streets past squares lined with cafés, castles, public gardens, and twisting spires dotting the skyline.

Explore the New Nordic Wave

Copenhagen is at the forefront of the New Nordic wave currently reinventing the aesthetics of urban design, architecture, and food. Dive into canals from the harbor baths, and commute to class on the 390 km of bike lanes!

Build Your Network in a Capital City

Copenhagen is the hub for politics, business, design, and research sectors in Denmark — perfect for field studies that take you out of the classroom to meet local experts.

So Much to Do in 18 Hours of Daylight

Look out for the Roskilde Music Festival, Fashion Week, the open-air electronica festival, midsummer bonfires celebrating Sankthansaften, the Jazz Festival, and the Pride Parade…to name a few!

Happiness and Hygge

Denmark has often rated the happiest nation in the world according to the UN’s World Happiness Report. Explore the Danish concept of hygge — sharing cozy moments with new friends.

Travel Documents

A valid U.S. passport is required to participate in this program. You do not need a visa for this summer program. 

Duration

Application Availability

Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
  • Summer programs: December

Summer 2018

Program Dates

Session 1: 5/20/2018 to 6/8/2018
Session 2: 6/10/2018 to 6/30/2018
Session 3: 7/1/2018 to 7/29/2018
Session 4: 6/10/2018 to 7/29/2018
Review the full DIS calendar online. Your dates depend on which session you select and if you select multiple sessions. 
 

Overview

About the Program

Why Study Abroad at DIS this summer?
DIS is a non-profit study abroad foundation established in Denmark in 1959, with locations in Copenhagen and Stockholm. DIS provides semester, academic year, and summer programs taught in English, and 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.
 
Get answers to all your questions in one place: Check out the full pre departure handbook online here.
 
*Contact UAlbany education abroad before applying if you want to study in Copenhagen AND Stockholm this summer.

Program Orientations

Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare of the overall education abroad experience. The fall semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the Saturday before the end of Spring UAlbany classes and in late November/early December for the spring term abroad.
Upon arrival at DIS, you will attend a mandatory program orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by International Office of your host university.

Support Services

UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary.
DIS's staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter in while abroad.



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: https://disabroad.org/summer/calendar/category/summer/

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This program is currently not accepting applications.