About DIS Copenhagen

Our Story

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.

Housing options at DIS Copenhagen

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.

DIS Copenhagen course finder

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.

Labs and research at DIS

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.

Travel on Study Tour

Follow your curiosity with Exploration Electives

Engage in hands-on and interactive Exploration Electives, which include additional international travel at no extra cost.

Learn more about Exploration Electives and other academic highlights

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.

Engage with the local community

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.

Faculty at DIS

Join an inclusive student community

Explore, discuss, debate, and reflect in a welcoming and supportive learning environment.

Diversity resources

Seek support when you need it

Our Academic Support and Care Teams are on site to support your personal and academic well-being.

Student resources

My semester abroad will undoubtedly impact my later life experiences in the educational, professional, and social world.”

Anna, Skidmore College