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.
News: DIS Copenhagen Semester
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.
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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.
To wrap up their semester-long collaboration with digital media company We Love Digital, students in the Strategic Communications course presented strategies to increase donations for the company’s client Psykiatrifonden to a panel of professionals.
The World Bank ranked Denmark as the third best country in the world for the ease of doing business in their Doing Business 2016 report.
DIS hosted its annual International Educators Workshop, where faculty and study abroad professionals from universities across the United States attended a week of classes, seminars, and field studies to experience a typical week as a DIS student.
The European Clinical Psychology course hosted a panel of psychologists and professors to lead a discussion on anti-depressants in Denmark.