Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Center for Global Education


Danish Institute for Study Abroad

Posted on July 22, 2010


The Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) was founded in 1959 and is one of Europe's oldest study abroad programs. DIS is affiliated with the University of Copenhagen and has had over 20,000 students study through the program. Students participate in a curriculum taught in English that focuses on European issues and themes alongside 400-450 students from 120 different universities.


DIS is located in the heart of Denmark’s capital of Copenhagen. Copenhagen is a European city filled with opportunities to experience theatre, music, and all the offerings of a metropolitan city of 1.5 million people. Since Denmark is part of both the EU & NATO, students have a unique opportunity to gain an indepth international perspective.


Academic Year, Fall, or Spring semesters

Program Dates

Fall: August ‐ December
Spring: January - May

Courses & Credit

Students enroll in five 3‐credit courses per semester, which earn 4.0 Wheaton credits. All courses are taught in English.

Admission Requirements

Juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.3. European Politics program applicants must have completed an intro political science course plus a course in International Relations or Comparative Politics. Other prerequisites may exist, therefore students should check the DIS website for specific information on each course.

Housing & Board

Housing options include: Danish host families in order to gain an in‐depth cultural experience, or in shared student residences called a Kollegium, Danish Roommate Stay, or Folkehøjskole Stay. Full board is included with host families only.


Wheaton Tuition

Other Expenses

Students are responsible for $500 administrative fee, housing, board, passport and visa fees, supplemental study abroad insurance, and personal expenses.


Materials are available in the Center for Global Education.


Make an appointment in the Center for Global Education, ext. 4950. Program details are subject to change at the discretion of Wheaton Center for Global Education.

Courses of Study:

  • Architecture & Design
  • Biomedicine
  • Child Diversity & Development
  • Communication & Media
  • Computer Science
  • European Science of the Arctic
  • European Humanities
  • European Politics
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Global Economics
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • International Business
  • Justice & Human Rights
  • Medical Practice & Policy
  • Neuroscience
  • Prostitution & the Sex Trade
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Studies

For complete list of courses, check the DIS site.

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