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Danish Institute for Study Abroad

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Sponsor: Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Description: 

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.

Terms: 

  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring

Requirements: 

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.

Admission Requirements:

1. Participate in an interview with the Study Abroad Adviser for Denmark.  Please call 847-467-6400 to schedule.

2. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline. Please note that there is a priority deadline for DIS fall/full year applicants.

Languages: English, Danish

Language Requirements: 

None; however, students must take a Danish language course during the program.

Housing: 

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

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: $31,540

Billed by Northwestern: $20,625

  • Tuition: $18,125
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $10,915

  • Housing & services: $5,670
  • Meals: $1,300
  • Airfare: $1,250
  • Personal expenses: $2,250
  • Residence permit: $300
  • HTH: $145

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