DIS Scandinavia: Copenhagen
Sponsor: DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
On this program, students choose an academic focus, consisting of a required core course and two integrated study tours, including one outside of Scandanavia. Students take a required Danish language and culture class, as well as elective courses from a wide variety of disciplines. Small class sizes, expert faculty, research opportunities, and field studies create an intense, experiential learning environment.
DIS also offers Music students 3- and 6-credit course options at the Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM) - the oldest music academy in Denmark - in Applied Piano, Music Performance: Instrument, Music Composition: Private Studio Instruction, Music Performance: Voice, and Sound Engineering and Music Production. Specific application requirements for RDAM can be found on the DIS Copenhagen website.
Program Type: Affiliated
- Full Year
- Junior or Senior standing
- Carefully review our Academic Requirements web page. DIS requires students to enroll in a minimum of 12 semester credits. However, if you're interested in earning 6 units of credit at Northwestern per semester, you will need to enroll in a minimum of 15 semester credits; this is particularly important for students attending during DIS' Spring semester (Northwestern's Winter/Spring period). Note: DIS offers several 1-credit courses, which are not eligible for credit transfer to Northwestern. Courses must be worth at least 2 semester credits in order to be eligible to transfer back to Northwestern.
1. Complete a Northwestern Study Abroad Application by the January 15th application deadline for Fall or Full Year. Please note that this is an early deadline for DIS fall/full year applicants. The deadline for Winter/Spring is June 1.
2. Interview with DIS on Northwestern's campus. (Details provided after Northwestern Study Abroad Application is approved.)
3. Complete a DIS application by the program's deadline.
Languages: English, Danish,
Language Requirements:None; however, students must take a Danish language course during the program.
DIS arranges the following housing options:
- Danish homestay
- Kollegium (International/Danish student residence hall)
- Folkehøjskole (similar to a small American boarding school, but with international and Danish students)
- Living and Learning Community
- Residential Community
- An apartment with a Danish roommate
Meal plans vary by housing option.
Fall 2016: $33,315
Billed by Northwestern: $21,615
- Tuition: $18,995
- Study Abroad Fee: $2,620
Estimated additional costs: $11,700
- Housing & services: $5,990
- Meals: $1,900
- Airfare: $1,100
- Personal expenses: $2,250
- Residence permit: $300
- GeoBlue: $160
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