About DIS

An Innovative Model for Study Abroad

DIS is a non-profit study abroad foundation established in Denmark in 1959, with locations in Copenhagen and Stockholm. DIS provides semester, academic year, and summer programs taught in English, and offers high-impact learning experiences for upper-division undergraduate students from distinguished North American colleges and universities. The intellectually challenging curriculum is broad, cutting edge, and enriched by experiential learning components, including faculty-led study tours across Europe. It provides students with opportunities for meaningful cultural engagement and personal growth, which is further enriched through housing and extracurricular offerings.

A Scandinavian Home – A Global Mindset

We believe that a study abroad program should be truly rooted in the culture and values of the location in which you study. That’s why, as a non-profit Scandinavian institution, DIS is based in Stockholm and Copenhagen, two cities where we have deep connections to the people and culture. Our students use these ties to immerse themselves within a new culture and build a home away from home.

Today, with over 60 years of practice in pursuing our mission, we’re more convinced than ever that this is the right approach – to be deeply connected to our corner of the world while exploring the issues that affect the entire globe.

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