With an emphasis on hands-on learning experiences, students have opportunities to simulate real-life scenarios, make connections, and build their resumé.
Courses include experiential learning opportunities such as field studies to guest lectures, flipped classrooms, practicums, real-life case studies, student research labs, simulation exercises, skill-building workshops, studios, projects with professional critiques, presentations, and showcases.
Many courses focus on contemporary burning issues; terrorism, migration, economic turmoil, climate change, human rights, and other current topics inspire discussions in the classroom.
The DIS Copenhagen program appeals to students from a wide range of disciplines including Anthropology, Psychology, Biology, NBB, Environmental Sciences, Sociology, and Political Science.
The commute to class often includes being surrounded by a network of walking streets, canals lined with colorful houses, public gardens with castles, and spires dotting the skyline.
Copenhagen matches 16th-century architecture with modern and inventive urban spaces – well-planned bike lanes, harbor baths, skate parks, food markets, and more.
The Danes are often named the happiest people in the world living in one of the most peaceful nations in the world.
Preference will be given to the following majors: Psychology, NBB, and Environmental Studies.
There are limited spots for the DIS program. Students should apply early to be considered for rolling admission.
Students studying with DIS Copenhagen enroll in five 3-credit classes including:
One core course (typically in the student's major)
Danish Language and Culture Course
Three DIS "elective" courses
These courses may be in the student's major or not. The flexibility allows students to focus on their major or diversify their studies while abroad.
All DIS core and elective courses engage students in academic and cultural learning and allow them to pursue their academic goals. Core courses include a week-long Program Study Tour to a European destination and a Core Course Week, comprised of a two-day seminar in Copenhagen and three-day short study tour. Both study tours are faculty-led and integrated into the core course curriculum. While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in the relevant field who contribute to furthering students' understanding of course topics. Study tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose students to additional cultural perspectives.
Emory students are required to take the mandatory Danish Language and Culture Course.
Homestay: one of the most popular housing options at DIS; an opportunity to contribute to an intercultural exchange, and a chance to engage in local culture and traditions
Living & Learning Community: a co-curricular housing option that brings together students with shared interests across DIS and cultivates their passions by allowing their extracurricular interests to shape the way they explore Copenhagen and encounter local culture.
Kollegium: student housing with locals and other international university students; co-ed residential buildings, house students from different educational institutions and are spread across the greater Copenhagen area.
Residential Community: living in dorm-style buildings or apartments with other DIS students; this option requires students to challenge themselves to engage locally and work extra hard to meet locals and get a feel for the local culture.
Folkehøjskole: a unique Danish learning and living tradition dating back 150 years; Danish and international students live at the school and participate in academics and extracurricular activities, which are not graded but meant to give resident students an ‘education for life.’
Rented Room: live as a tenant in a young Copenhagener’s apartment, where students experience the life of a Danish peer.
Cost and Funding
Cost and Funding
A full description of the program costs and bill procedures is described in the budget sheet at the top of this page
Students will be charged regular Emory tuition for participation in the program