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Denmark and Sweden: DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia


Todd Heidt

Director, Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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DIS offers programs in two locations:  Copenhagen (Denmark) and Stockholm (Sweden).  DIS offers a wide variety of courses in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, each program choice centered upon a discipline or theme entitled the Core Course. Additional courses as well as program excursions and supplemental events and speakers connect to the Core Course.  Housing options include homestays (the preferred housing choice for most DIS students), and apartment-style living with a mix of program student and Danish / Swedish students.

Program tracks include: Architecture and Design, Art & Visual Culture, Biotechnology, Biomedicine, Communication & Mass Media, Danish Language & Culture, European Culture & History, European Politics & Society, International Business & Economics, Literature, Medical Practice & Policy, Migration & Identity, Philosophy, Public Health, Psychology & Child Development and Urban Studies, and much more. DIS is a really good choice for students in science fields.

All students choose a 'core' course as the primary concentration for the semester; additional courses, excursions, performances and/or lectures, field research and even course-related travel outside the country are designed by DIS to complement the core course. Students should indicate to their DIS admissions counselor whether they wish to have a language-intensive course or a language & culture course as one of their course choices.  Both tracks are available; students need to make their preferences known.

Most of the courses are taught in English by the faculty of local universities, and special attention is given to Scandinavia and the Baltics, and more generally to the European Union. Many courses involve travel to field sites. Some program choices (Core Courses) allow students to take courses in both Denmark and Sweden. 

Students must live with a host family or enroll in Danish or Swedish Language and Culture.

Credit: 4.5 per semester (equivalent of 15 semester hours is required for full credit) or 9 for full year.
Period: one semester (fall or winter-spring) or full year.

Faculty advisors: Professors Greg Gilbert and Judy Thorn

Learn more about DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia.

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