Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Sponsor: Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
On this program, students choose an academic focus, consisting of a required core course and integrated study tours. 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.
Program Type: Affiliated
- Full Year
Northwestern students are required to enroll in at least 15 credits per semester, even though DIS only requires 12 credits.
Note: DIS offers 1-credit courses, but they are not eligible for credit transfer to Northwestern. Any 1-credit courses taken must be in addition to the required 15 credits per semester.
1. Participate in an interview with the Study Abroad Adviser for Denmark prior to the application deadline. Please call 847-467-6400 to schedule.
2. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the January 15th application deadline. Please note that there is an early deadline for DIS fall/full year applicants.
Languages: English, Danish
Language Requirements:None; however, students must take a Danish language course during the program.
Students may choose one of the following housing options:
- Danish host family
- Kollegium (International/Danish student residence hall)
- Folkehøjskole (similar to a small American boarding school, but with international and Danish students)
- DIS Residential Community
- An apartment with a Danish roommate
Meal plans vary by housing option.
Fall 2015: $32,962
Billed by Northwestern: $21,210
- Tuition: $18,650
- SAAF: $2,560
Estimated additional costs: $11,752
- Housing & services: $5,850
- Meals: $1,900
- Airfare: $1,300
- Personal expenses: $2,250
- Residence permit: $300
- HTH: $152
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