During the Spring 2016 semester, DIS faculty member Jesper Petersen used his time away from the classroom in the most efficient way possible – by taking his students with him to Iran.
News: DIS Copenhagen Semester
Spring 2016 student Chau, Bryn Mawr College, won two awards at DIS: one for her exhibit in the DIS Student Art Space and the second, the Academic Excellence Award for the Gender & Sexuality Studies program.
Olivia Gusmano, Temple University, will study child development and the Danish education system during her two sessions at DIS this summer.
As the end of this spring’s semester drew to a close, DIS students presented their projects from across core and elective courses in a collaborative space. The End of Semester Showcase included student work such as…
Nine DIS staff attended The Forum on Education Abroad’s annual conference for professionals in the industry to discuss Standards of Good Practice for the field of education abroad.
As part of the Seminar Night series, DIS hosted journalist Nagieb Khaja, who spoke to students about his experiences covering the wars in Afghanistan and Syria and as one of the few journalists who has gained access to jihadi groups Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
At the start of the semester, students in the City of Culture: Humanities Practicum met with members of the National Museum, Huset-KBH, and Distortion to hear challenges within each organization and create creative solutions that incorporate culture and entrepreneurship.
Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University in New York and founder of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, Michael Kimmel, spoke to the Masculinities in Scandinavia course to discuss cross-cultural perspectives of masculinity.
For the second Seminar Night of the semester, DIS organized a Refugee Action Panel Event to hear from DIS faculty and professionals involved in the refugee community in Denmark.
This March, DIS successfully held its biannual International Educators Workshop (IEW) in Copenhagen! University partners, faculty members, study abroad professionals, and student affairs and academic advisors visited DIS to experience the everyday lives of students.
We understand the need for information and clarification from DIS following the recent events in Brussels. We have an active Emergency Response Group and are continuing to monitor this ongoing situation. For information on how DIS is…
DIS recently introduced a Children’s Room, created to provide a childcare solution for faculty and staff when Danish schools are closed, and for current DIS Copenhagen students to volunteer and gain further insight into Danish pedagogy.
Two students received Anders Uhrskov Scholarships this spring. Reid Manheim, Middlebury College, and Kim Stagg, University of Rochester, each received the scholarship for their commitment to leadership and passion to pursue their academic interests abroad.
The DIS Copenhagen Rhetoric of Gaming course offers the opportunity for students to critically study the gaming industry, and through a semester-long project, create a game of their own.
This semester, ten DIS students received the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for their semester abroad.
To conclude the fall semester, DIS faculty members selected students who exemplified engaged learners to receive the Academic Excellence award for their Program.
DIS faculty member Courtney Coyne-Jensen collaborated with her Visual Journal and Urban Design Journal students to create a drawing installation now featured in the ‘Drawn Conversations’ exhibit in the United Kingdom.
The Forum on Education Abroad recently honored DIS faculty member and Program Director Maja Sbahi Biehl with the award of ‘Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design,’ specifically for her curriculum of the DIS core course, Children in a Multicultural Context.
DIS staff and students attended the annual American Chamber of Commerce Family Thanksgiving Dinner, where fall student, Shaina Robinson, Bryn Mawr College, spoke about her study abroad experience.
DIS hosted its first End of Semester Showcase, where students across all programs and organizations presented projects and research they had worked on throughout the semester.