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DIS Copenhagen - Urban Studies
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Full Academic Year,
Spring Semester
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: Knox applicants only
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Host Family, Residence Hall Areas of Study: Anthropology and Sociology, Architecture, History, Political Science, Social Sciences
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Urban Studies

Over the past decade, Copenhagen has consistently ranked on Monocle Magazine’s Top 10 Most Livable Cities and is leading the world in sustainable urban solutions. The city’s infrastructure is made for bikes, with 50% of Copenhageners commuting to work or school by bike. Become part of this unique city’s fabric for your semester, using it as your classroom, and look beyond to other cities in Europe on Study Tour to analyze their successes and challenges.

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Is this program right for you?

It is a good fit if you study:

  • Anthropology
  • Environmental studies
  • Urban Studies
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
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Core Course

European Urban Experience: Why Cities Matter
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits

Using the city as our classroom, this course combines first-hand experiences through biking, walking, and sensing the city with theoretical knowledge of the built environment, urban life, and urban transformations. The understanding of cities draws from different fieSpring) or Germany (Fall) or Barcelona


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Core Course Study Tours

This program travels on Study Tour to the following destinations: 

  • Week-Long Study Tour: Budapest-Vienna (Spring) or Germany (Fall) or Barcelona
  • Core Course Week: Southern Sweden or Denmark or Northern Germany
Early in the semester, you delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you travel on a short Study Tour for three days in Denmark or a neighboring country, combined with a two-day seminar in Copenhagen. Later in the semester, you travel again with your Core Course on a week-long Study Tour in Europe.
 
While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in your field who contribute to furthering your understanding of course topics. Study Tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose you to additional cultural perspectives. You have the opportunity to visit sites and experts in your field of interest that you may not otherwise have access to.


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Elective Courses

Add elective courses to complement your Core Course at DIS Copenhagen. You decide how to build your course load based on your needs and interests!

Electives range across disciplines and include research, workshops, studios, and even Exploration Electives, which come with a travel component.

Visit our website to view the full list of over 250 additional elective courses! 

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2023 02/01/2023 12/02/2023 TBA TBA
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