Why Copenhagen?

Copenhagen is one of the most livable cities in the world, where locals enjoy a high quality of life in a vibrant capital.

DIS in the Heart of the Medieval City

On your way to class, you will be surrounded by a network of walking streets, canals lined with colorful houses, public gardens with castles, and spires dotting the skyline.

Old Meets New

Copenhagen matches 16th-century architecture with modern and inventive urban spaces – well-planned bike lanes, harbor baths, skate parks, food markets, and more.

A Combination of Tradition and Innovation

Constantly on the cusp of new ideas, the Danish capital is changing the global agenda for sustainability, design, architecture, and food. Yet the locals still embrace their cultural roots and gather to celebrate the queen’s birthday outside her palace every year.

The Lifestyle

Each neighborhood has a different pulse, all connected by a stream of bikers. Regardless of the weather or season, Copenhageners often enjoy sitting outside, embracing every inch of their city.

What Makes Copenhagen a Great Place to Study Abroad?

  • Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and is the hub for politics, business, design, and research sectors
  • By 2012, the city aims to be the world’s first carbon-neutral capital
  • The Danes are often named the happiest people in the world living in one of the most peaceful nations in the world
  • While the Danes pay some of the highest taxes in the world, they benefit from free healthcare and education, jobs that prioritize work-life balance, and innovative public spaces designed for human scale

“So much of Copenhagen’s charm is packed into the little details – the cobblestones, the street musicians, the unbelievable number of cafes, and the sound of spinning bicycle wheels.”

-Lydia, University of Rochester