The Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)
is located in the very center of old Copenhagen – only two minutes walk from City Hall Square and the main pedestrian and shopping street, Strøget. Within walking distance from DIS you will find the main universities and research libraries of the country; parliament, government, and European Union agencies; superb art collections; the national research hospital; the Royal Ballet and Opera; the national media; and international company headquarters.
DIS is focused on integrated learning – field studies and study tours with faculty and staff allow students to connect classroom theory with real-life, hands-on application, whether it’s visiting a maximum security prison in a criminology course, working at a Danish kindergarten in the Child Development program, visiting a parliamentary debate (in English, just for DIS), or collecting algae samples in the North Sea.
Students can choose to enroll in the summer program in Copenhagen or Stockholm. OR, students can choose both locations, spending one session in Copenhagen, and the second in Stockholm, for example.
DIS offers four different summer sessions; below are the dates for each session:
Session 1: Offered at both DIS Stockholm and DIS Copenhagen: May 21 – June 8 (3 Weeks | 3 Credits)
Session 2: Offered at both DIS Stockholm and DIS Copenhagen: June 11 – June 30 (3 Weeks | 3 Credits & Week-Long Study Tour included)
Session 3: Offered at both DIS Stockholm and DIS Copenhagen: July 2 – July 29 (4 Weeks | 4 Credits & Week-Long Study Tour included)
Session 4: Architecture & Design: Offered at DIS Copenhagen only
June 11 – July 29 (7 Weeks | 7 or 9 Credits & Week-Long Study Tour included)
The Danish Institute for Study Abroad offers several summer sessions each year. Students can enroll in one session for three credits, two sessions for six credits, or they can enroll in three sessions and complete up to 10 credits. Session 4 is specific to students studying Architecture & Design, and is worth 7-9 credits.
DIS offers a wide range of academically interesting and challenging courses taught with a focus experiential learning. Classes are typically small in size and taught by Danish or Swedish faculty. The summer program offers field studies and study tours that are integrated with courses in order to use Danish and Swedish society and culture as part of the classroom experience. Visit the DIS website for more information on the classes and programs offered, a link for which can be found here: https://disabroad.org/copenhagen/summer/summer-courses/
For students interested in meeting and interacting with local families and students, DIS offers the Visiting Family Program and the DIS Buddy Network. DIS also coordinates a variety of day trips and excursions.
For more information on session dates, credits, study tours and courses, visit https://disabroad.org/summer/build-your-summer/summer-sessions/
All students will attend a pre-departure orientation at Marquette, in addition to attending an opening ceremony followed by orientation on-site at DIS.
DIS offers a wide array of courses that will fulfill requirements in most majors. Students will choose courses from the list of courses offered in the session in which they are enrolled.
Courses are taught primarily by local faculty who hold positions in academia, civil governance, business administration, and other professions. Courses include a blend of lectures, group work and field study visits in or near Copenhagen and Stockholm. Visit the DIS website
for more detailed information on available coursework.
Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned.
1) Join other Danish and international students in a privately-owned Kollegium or residence hall. Single or double rooms with shared bathrooms and kitchens are the norm. A partial food stipend is provided.
2) Students can live with other study abroad students in a DIS Residential Community. Approximately 10 percent of the residents living in the larger buildings are Danish. Students live most often in double or quadruple rooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom.
Danish Institute for Study Abroad (Summer) Session Two Program (3 credits):
Danish Institute for Study Abroad (Summer) Session Three Program (4 credits):
Danish Institute for Study Abroad (Summer) Sessions Two and Three Program (7 credits):
Copenhagen was founded in 1167, and every age and stage in European history has left its imprint on the city. Winding medieval streets, great Renaissance palaces, Baroque splendor, early-modern ramparts, a historic harbor plus all the trappings of the modern age are part and parcel of the city fabric.
Copenhagen is a metropolis of 1.8 million people and the capital of Denmark. Despite its size, Copenhagen has an intimate and friendly small-town atmosphere. A dense network of walking streets, squares and waterfronts cover the old downtown area where DIS is located. Thanks to an excellent transportation system, compact city center, and bicycle paths practically everywhere, the life and soul of Copenhagen is easy to discover.