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DIS - Study Prostitution & the Sex Trade in Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Please see application instructions for this program below.
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study:
Anthropology, Criminology, European Studies, Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Research, Social Policy, Social Science, Social Work, Women's Studies
Language of Instruction:
Housing Options:
Apartment, Homestay, Residence Hall
Class Eligibility:
3. Junior, 4. Senior
Credit Type:
Program Type:
Research, Study
Minimum GPA:
Program Description:
Prostitution & the Sex Trade 

Prostitution is legal in Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands, but each country has vastly different approaches and policies regarding sex work. Explore how national cultures construct their own narratives about sex, gender, and rights, and how they grapple with conflicting views on sex for sale. 

  • Use Copenhagen as your case study with guest lecturers and class visits to the city’s Red Light District and organizations such as Reden (The Nest), a drop-in facility for Danish sex workers 
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to talk with former sex workers, customers, and NGOs to examine the differences, legally and socially, in how prostitution is approached in comparison to Denmark 
  • Mirror decision makers within the Danish government in a final panel debate on controversial topics such as prohibiting prostitution, legalizing it, and the criminalization of the customer 

This program is right for you if study gender studies, women’s studies, sociology, anthropology, human rights, international relations, and/or are interested in a career in law, academia, or social work. 


Prostitution and the Sex Trade in Europe
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course focuses on prostitution as a parallel or grey economy in Europe. You will gain insight into the historical, cultural, and political aspects of prostitution in Scandinavia and Europe. You will also examine prostitution from various perspectives – from sex workers, customers, and anti-trafficking advocacy groups, to law enforcement officials and politicians. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Amsterdam-The Hague 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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