Spring 2021: Live Local, Think Global

This spring, your semester in Copenhagen will be full of new connections, knowledge, and experiences. Here’s what we’re looking forward to sharing with you.

Make Copenhagen your home

We like to say that Copenhagen hits the sweet spot between a relaxed, village-like atmosphere and a vibrant big city vibe. To live locally, lean into the little moments of your daily life and unplug. Master your bike route to class. Walk through cobblestone streets and relish in the beauty of your neighborhood. Recognize the same faces. Find your hidden gem, whether that be a study spot or a favorite bench by the canal.

Imagine the last day of your study abroad semester in Copenhagen. How would you like to describe your version of the city to friends and family back home?

Understand Scandinavian approaches to global issues

During the semester, you will spend valuable time outside of the classroom to add layers to your understanding of course topics. It’s core to the DIS experience that you put theory into practice and learn in the real world. While on Field Studies in Copenhagen, you meet with local experts and professionals. You’ll hear about different approaches on the topics you’re passionate about – health, politics, history, how economies work, how people thrive, and more. Raise your hand and ask the questions that spark your curiosity; you never know where it will lead you.

Travel with your Core Course within Denmark

Your Core Course includes two inspiring Study Tours in Denmark that let you build on your knowledge and truly understand Scandinavian perspectives. This is where your learning really comes to life! Study Tours are hands-on and experiential and give you an opportunity to explore new parts of Denmark. You visit sites of importance to your academic theme, meet with experts in your field, and gain new insights.

Debate, discuss, and foster friendships with classmates

At DIS Copenhagen, you will join ambitious students who are just as eager and ready to learn as you. We’ve had to adjust in so many ways this year, though your love of learning and thirst for culture remains unchanged. You’ll share this with your classmates, as you challenge each other and take your learning higher.

“This will be your semester to figure something out, to be open to what is new, to grow.” – Shelby, Barnard College

Learn in a safe environment

We will all be a part of creating safe learning and living spaces together. Here are a few noteworthy items:

We’ll maintain physical distance while learning together at DIS by sitting (or walking, biking, exploring) at least one meter apart

  • Your Study Tours will take place in Denmark to limit the risk of last-minute European border policy restrictions and you getting stuck without DIS being able to support you
  • We’ll give you recommendations to explore Denmark far and wide, since independent international travel won’t be allowed. This way, we will keep your exposure as low as possible, as well as the rest of the DIS community

Do you have more questions about local public health guidelines or how we’re preparing for next semester? We’ve probably answered them – check out our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page where we dive into the details.