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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Dates / Deadlines
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Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Chinese, Communication, Criminology, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Finance, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Graphic Design, Health and Human Services, History, Interior Architecture, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Literature, Management Studies, Marketing, Media, Philosophy, Photography, Political Science, Pre-Health, Psychology, Public Health, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Studio Art, Urban Studies Click here for a definition of this term Program: Affiliated
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Residence Hall
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Pass/Fail
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
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DIS Summer in Scandinavia 

Our summer calendar makes it easy to mix and match sessions between Stockholm and Copenhagen and stay for the amount of time that is right for you. Choose between three-week and six-week sessions, or combine sessions to stay up to nine weeks and earn up to nine credits over your summer.
 

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Why Study at DIS This Summer?

Engage in High-Impact Courses 

Choose from over 95 courses that allow you to build your resumé, network with experts in the field, and explore Sweden or Denmark through an academic lens. Enroll in signature sessions to gain international lab and research experience, work alongside a local startup as part of a practicum, or expand your design skills in studios and workshops from a Nordic perspective.
 
Mix and Match Sessions
Build your own unique study abroad experience – stay for one session or create your own complementary summer package by adding sessions at DIS Stockholm, DIS Copenhagen, or both!  
 
Grow A Global Mindset
Intellectually stimulating courses taught in English challenge you to examine issues from various perspectives as you debate, analyze, and reflect on contemporary topics and burning issues. 

Build Your Knowledge in New Settings
DIS faculty teach what they do, bringing theory to life by sharing real-life experiences and cases, and introducing you to their network with local Field Studies and guest lectures.
 
Go on Study Tour to Europe
Use Europe as your classroom when on week-long Study Tours during Session 2, Architecture, Design, and Furniture Design Sessions, and select Lab and Practicum courses. Study Tours help contextualize your understanding of topics while in a relevant destination. 
 
Get an Easy Overview of Costs
DIS offers you transparent, comprehensive fees with no hidden costs. Tuition includes housing, Study Tours (if offered in your session), Field Studies, textbooks, local commuting costs, transport between sessions, and an Arrival Workshop. 
 
Join an Inclusive Student Community 
Explore, discuss, debate, and reflect in a welcoming and supportive learning environment. 
 
Seek Support When You Need It
Academic counseling and personal support resources are available to you during your time abroad, providing you a solid foundation upon which to grow.

 
Course Offerings
 
DIS.Summer3.TD
Labs, Research, & Practicums Session
6 Weeks | 6 Credits | May 21 - July 5

In this signature summer session, enroll in lab, research, or practicum opportunities that include:
  • 6 weeks in Copenhagen or Stockholm
  • Invaluable international lab experience focusing on simulations of biomedical procedures or neurodegeneration modeling
  • Joining an engaged community of scholars across various disciplines to collaborate on their research projects as a Research Assistant
  • Designing your own start-up project, then working within a local startup business as you learn what it takes to build a young company
DIS Stockholm
Biomedical Lab
Research Assistant: Social Cognition in Infants and Young Children
Research Assistant: Understanding Human Behavior in Games

DIS Copenhagen
Climate Change of Arctic Ecosystems Lab (Includes a 10-day fieldwork to Greenland)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe + Practicum (Study Tour: Helsinki-Stockholm)
Microbrains Lab: Modeling Neurodegeneration
Research Assistant: Brain Correlates of ECT Treatment
Research Assistant: Electroretinography and Subjective Visual Function in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Research Assistant: Identifying Neurobiological Changes in Individuals with High Familial Risk of Bipolar Disorder
Research Assistant: Neurometabolism in Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Session 1
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | May 21 - June 12
 
In this session, choose 1 course that includes:
  • 3 weeks in Copenhagen or Stockholm
  • Local explorations beyond the classroom on Field Studies

DIS Stockholm
Human Trafficking in a Global Context
Medical Diagnostics
Neuroscience of Emotion
Public Mental Health
Statistics
Storytelling Through Photography
Transgender in Scandinavia
Understanding Terrorism: Causes, Solutions, and Dilemmas

DIS Copenhagen
Behavioral Economics: European Case Studies
Children with Special Needs
Development and Programming of Serious Games
Developmental Disorders
Digital Media in Marketing
Education Policy in Scandinavia
Environmental Philosophy
Food and Identity
Health and Gender Inequalities: Past, Present, and Future
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
Nordic Mythology
Positive Psychology
Psychology of Criminal Behavior
Social Brain: Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors
Social Change and Active Citizenship
Strategies for Urban Livability
Sustainable Business Strategy
Sustainable Denmark: Solutions and Dilemmas


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Session 2
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | June 16 - July 5
 
In this session, choose 1 course that includes:
  • 2 weeks in Copenhagen or Stockholm
  • 1 week-long, course-integrated Study Tour in Europe
  • Local explorations beyond the classroom on Field Studies

DIS Stockholm 
Comparative Economics: Global Risks and European Responses (Study Tour: Athens)
Engineering Sustainable Environments in Scandinavia (Study Tour: Norway) 
Gender, Equality, and Sexuality in Scandinavia (Study Tour: Berlin)
Guilty or Not Guilty? Psychology in the Courtroom (Study Tour: Iceland)
Migration and the City (Study Tour: Sicily)
Precision Medicine: Tailored Treatment in Clinical Practice (Study Tour: Dublin)
Psychology of Violence and Hate (Study Tour: Berlin)
Travel Writing (Study Tour: Croatia)
World of Vikings: Facts, Fiction, and Fantasy (Study Tour: Iceland)

DIS Copenhagen
Applied Psychotherapy (Study Tour: Zurich)
Arctic Ecology (Study Tour: Disko Island, Greenland)
Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning (Study Tour: London)
Climate Change and Glaciers (Study Tour: Arctic Norway or Iceland)
Early Childhood: Nordic Education and Parenting (Study Tour: Finland)
European Biodiversity (Study Tour: Sweden)
European Clinical Psychology (Study Tour: Vienna)
Fleeing Across Borders: International Refugee Law (Study Tour: Lesbos)
Food, Taste, and Waste (Study Tour: Barcelona) 
Good Life, The (Study Tour: French Riviera)
Healthcare Systems: A Comparative Approach (Study Tour: Netherlands)
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach (Study Tour: Berlin or Vienna)
Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict (Study Tour: Kosovo)
International Strategy and Leadership: Case Studies (Study Tour: London)
Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development (Study Tour: Edinburgh)
Neuroscience of Fear and Anxiety (Study Tour: Munich)
Positive Psychology (Study Tour: Edinburgh or Vienna)
Postcolonial Europe: Narratives, Nationalism, and Race (Study Tour: Brussels-Marseille)
Prostitution and the Sex Trade (Study Tour: Amsterdam)
Psychology of Human Sexuality (Study Tour: Amsterdam)
Renewable Energy Systems (Study Tour: Germany)
Sustainable Development in Northern Europe (Study Tour: Berlin-Hamburg)
Sustainable Food: Production and Consumption (Study Tour: Italy)
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective (Study Tour: Munich)
Visual Culture of Cities (Study Tour: Berlin)

DIS Summer Session 3
Session 3
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | July 8 - July 27
 
In this session, choose 1 course that includes:
  • 3 weeks in Copenhagen or Stockholm
  • Local explorations beyond the classroom on Field Studies

DIS Stockholm
Lifespan Psychology: Shaping the Self
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Photography in Europe: Technology, Culture, and Art
Political Extremism and Threats to Democracy
Power of Women in the Viking Age
Psychology of Emerging Adulthood
Public Health Policy in Practice

DIS Copenhagen
African American Expats in Copenhagen and Paris
Bicycle Urbanism
Children in a Multicultural Context
Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness
Conflict or Cooperation: Security Challenges in Europe
European Genocides
Food, Migration, and Belonging
Nordic Culinary Culture
Philosophy of Happiness
Positive Psychology
Sports Medicine: Performance and Fatigue
Strategic Leader

Special Partnership Courses with CYA
These are 4-week, 4-credit courses including two short Study Tours, based in Athens, Greece and Copenhagen, Denmark. They do not follow regular course dates. See website for dates and more info.
Tasting Culture: Nordic and Mediterranean Food, Tradition, and Nutrition

Young Adults Under the Influence in Europe
 
DIS Summer ADArchitecture & Design Session - Copenhagen 
6 Weeks | 6 Credits | June 16 - July 27 
 
In this signature summer session, enroll in a studio and its corequisite course that includes:
  • 5 weeks studio in Copenhagen 
  • 1 week-long, course-integrated Study Tour in Europe
  • Work on challenging assignments dealing with real issues on sites in Copenhagen, in intimate studio settings alongside a small group of fellow students 
  • Visits to cutting-edge examples of architecture and design in and around Copenhagen on Field Studies 

Architecture Design Studio and Visual Journal (Study Tour: Finland, Norway, or Sweden)
Architecture Foundations Studio and Visual Journal (Study Tour: Finland, Norway, or Sweden)
Graphic Design Studio and Visual Journal (Study Tour: Finland, Norway, or Sweden)
Graphic Design Foundations Studio and Visual Journal (Study Tour: Finland, Norway, or Sweden)
Interior Architecture Studio and Visual Journal (Study Tour: Finland, Norway, or Sweden)
Urban Design Studio and Visual Journal (Study Tour: Finland, Norway, or Sweden)


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Furniture Design Sessions - Copenhagen
 6 Weeks | 6 Credits | May 21 - July 5 or June 16 - July 27 

In this signature summer session, dive into the deep history of Scandinavian furniture design, then develop your own skills as you design and create your own project in studio. Includes:
  • 5 weeks studio in Copenhagen
  • 1 week-long, course-integrated Study Tour in Europe
  • Work on challenging assignments dealing with real issues on sites in Copenhagen, in intimate studio settings alongside a small group of fellow students
  • Visits to cutting-edge examples of architecture and design in and around Copenhagen on Field Studies 

Furniture Design Studio and Furniture Design in Scandinavia (Study Tour: Finland or Sweden)
 
DIS.Summer6.TD

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 03/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission 05/21/2024 07/27/2024

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.