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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 2-Junior and Above Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: None Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: Danish, English
Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s): None Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment, Dormitory, Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option: No Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Research Option: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer: 20
Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available: Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biology, Business, Classical Studies, Communications, Computing Science, Criminal Justice, Dance, Danish, Economics, Education, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Exercise Science, Finance, Fine Arts, History, Human Service Studies, International Studies, International Studies: Europe, International Studies: Middle East, Jewish Studies, Leadership Studies, Management, Marketing, Music, Neuroscience, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology, Women's/Gender Studies Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity: 50
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager: Allegra Laing ELR Unit: 2 units
Program Description:
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This program has a wait list for fall 2019. Newly accepted applications will be added to the bottom of the wait list. You may call the GEC at 336-278-6700 to inquire about the wait list status.

About the Location

Denmark is the smallest and southernmost country in Scandinavia. The capital city of Copenhagen is home to some 1.8 million people. Founded almost 850 years ago, Copenhagen offers artistic, cultural, and architectural treasures from many different periods. Historic sites spanning the centuries are just a short walk or bike ride away from bustling shopping centers or modern cultural attractions.


Academics

DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia (DIS) is a study abroad institution with locations in Copenhagen and Stockholm. DIS Copenhagen is located in the heart of the Danish capital. DIS places a strong emphasis on academic rigor, cultural immersion, and turning Denmark and Europe into your classroom through field studies and study tours. Students may take a variety of courses including courses in biology, communications, history, international business, political science, and psychology. All courses are taught in English.

Field Studies

Most DIS courses include course-integrated field studies that connect the classroom to organizations, institutions, sites, and/or persons that are relevant to the course topic. DIS makes use of the rich resources of Copenhagen for field visits to companies, galleries, parliament, TV stations, urban development projects, museums, and more. Field studies are typically a half-day excursion, tied to one or more class assignments.

Study Tours

DIS includes study tours for all students as part of the academic experience. There are two types of study tours: the obligatory program-integrated study tours and the optional, but credit-bearing, study tours. Study tours allow you to approach your area of study in a hands-on and experiential manner, combining theory with real-life experience and cultural perspective. They also give you the chance to see Europe in a meaningful way and to visit people and places to which you would never otherwise have access.

DIS places significant emphasis on study tours as a fully integrated component of the academic study abroad programs. Study tours are faculty-led, academic tours where student attendance is required. A core course at DIS includes two course-integrated study tours: a short tour in Denmark and a longer tour to a European destination relevant to the core course content.

The program study tours form an intense combination of academic and cultural exploration and experiences, socializing, and fun. You will visit course-relevant sites such as (depending on the program of your choice) famous art collections, European Union institutions, multinational companies, schools and kindergartens, architecture and design projects, university hospitals, media headquarters, NGOs, minority groups, and many more. Plus, you will meet important actors in your field of study. Work performed during the tours forms the basis of course assignments.

The optional study tours at DIS are also academic and embedded in a one-credit companion course, which you must take should you want to participate in the optional study tour. This is to ensure quality and depth of the tour. Optional study tours include trips to Greenland to examine climate change, Rome to study classical civilization, as well as many more destinations and topics of exploration. Optional study tours come at an additional fee but are subsidized by DIS.


General Program Dates

  • Fall semester – late August to mid-December

  • Spring semester – mid-January to mid-May


Cost

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:


Scholarships/Travel Grants

Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC. For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.

DIS offers several different semester scholarships of various amounts. For more information on DIS scholarships, please visit the DIS website.


Housing

DIS guarantees housing to all students who request DIS-arranged housing. Students have several different options: Danish family, Kollegium, Folkehøjskole, living learning communities, the DIS residential community, or a rented room. Detailed information about each housing option is available on the DIS website. All housing options, host families, and roommates are vetted by DIS.


Applications

Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline. See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by DIS.


Orientations

A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad. These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program. Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

View the pre-departure orientation schedule for the semester programs .


Additional Information and Links

Want to know more?  Like the Global Education Center Facebook page to chat with alumni and prospective students and receive study abroad updates.

Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current ambassadors via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!

Read the blogs of DIS students.

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Testimonial:
Testimonial:
Copenhagen is an incredibly beautiful city. Once you get the hang of it, it is a very manageable place to live and study. DIS is located in the heart of the city center so it is very central to restaurants, cafes, study areas, and bars. I loved attending class every day and then leaving after to explore the local neighborhoods. Nyhavn, Norrebro, and Vesterbro are a few of the many neighborhoods that have unique qualities. The Danes speaks English very well so it was very easy to navigate directions and ordering food. I miss walking along the cobblestone streets and eating the yummy pastries from the numerous bakeries. Copenhagen is a place where I enjoyed myself the most. I will definitely make my way back to the city because I had the time of my life there.
     — Marissa Hom, Fall 2015
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/18/2018
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Rolling Admission 01/12/2019 05/12/2019
Fall 2019 02/14/2019
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Rolling Admission 08/17/2019 12/14/2019
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the day you enroll for courses for your DIS program (if before April 9), or the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Academic Year 2019-2020 02/14/2019
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Rolling Admission 08/17/2019 05/09/2020
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the day you enroll for courses for your DIS program (if before April 9), or the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Spring 2020 09/12/2019
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Rolling Admission 01/11/2020 05/08/2020
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: April 2 to 11:59 p.m., May 2. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by May 21 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: May 21 to 11:59 p.m., September 12. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by September 12 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the day you enroll for courses for your DIS program (if before November 7), or the deposit credit deadline, November 7. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.