We are a non-profit study abroad foundation with dedicated staff and faculty passionate about our mission and building an inclusive learning environment for you here in Scandinavia.
It all began in 1959, and today we offer semester, academic year, and summer programs taught in English. Most of our students are upper-division undergraduate students coming from over 200 distinguished North American colleges and universities.
Your Story with DIS
Make your semester uniquely yours.
Enjoy the freedom of choice
Build your semester by choosing a Core Course from 26 Academic Programs, and pick elective courses to build on your academic focus or explore other disciplines. You also have the choice of six diverse housing options to ensure the best fit for you.
Engage in high-impact courses
DIS courses challenge you to examine issues from various perspectives. Learn how concepts and issues are perceived, lived, and theorized in Europe; and reflect on the cultural norms and values that shape you.
Build your knowledge in new settings
Turn Copenhagen into your classroom on local Field Studies. Hone your skills in research or labs, studio, practicum, or workshops.
Explore Europe on Study Tour
Travel with your class and faculty on two course-integrated Study Tours in Europe. Visit important sites and meet with local experts who add their perspectives to your knowledge of the field.
Follow your curiosity with Exploration Electives
Engage in hands-on and interactive Exploration Electives, which include additional international travel at no extra cost.
Get to know the locals
Live in a Homestay, join a local club or organization, sign up for a Language and Culture course, attend evening seminars, and more.
Meet our faculty, who teach what they do
Most DIS faculty work as professionals in the areas they teach, bringing theory to life by sharing real-world expertise and examples in the classroom and giving you access to their networks.
Join an inclusive student community
Explore, discuss, debate, and reflect in a welcoming and supportive learning environment.
Seek support when you need it
Our Academic Support and Care Teams are on site to support your personal and academic well-being.
My semester abroad will undoubtedly impact my later life experiences in the educational, professional, and social world.”
Anna, Skidmore College