My Summer Story

How do you want to build your summer? Meet some of our former students who share their stories.

Stockholm and Copenhagen are equally admired for their natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant big city vibe. The long days of Scandinavian summer offer you plenty of sunlight hours to explore and create your own impressions – whether you choose to study abroad in Stockholm or Copenhagen.

Owen, University of Minnesota

Owen spent six weeks in Copenhagen for Sessions 1 and 2. One of his top highlights was simply riding his bike through the city, surrounded by trees, grass, parks, and dozens of other people enjoying their afternoon.

My summer story, Owen

Read Owen’s advice to future students

I had always dreamed of studying abroad during college but with my busy school schedule, I didn’t think it would be possible.

Owen, University of Minnesota

Nash, Yale University

Nashirra, or as her classmates call her, ‘Nash,’ studied abroad with DIS Stockholm. Nash is a sophomore and picked the DIS Stockholm program specifically because of a course that is unique in combination with her major at Yale.

My summer story, Nash

Read more about Nash’s Stockholm adventures on the DIS blog

As a history major, I was really excited to see that there was a class available at DIS that isn’t available at my home university.

Nash, Yale University

Evan, Ohio State University

Evan studied abroad for three summer sessions. During his time in Scandinavia, Evan passed on advice for creating a unique study abroad experience.

Read Evan’s letter to future students

I believe that everybody who has the opportunity to study abroad should branch out of their comfort zone at home and consider giving it a try.

Evan, Ohio State University

Ee Jay, University of British Columbia

Ee Jay spent a summer at DIS Copenhagen studying in the Urban Design Studio Course. He explored urban spaces that balance sustainable living, beauty, and functionality, and looked for the meaning behind world-renowned architectural structures.

My summer story, EeJay

Meet Ee Jay and read his interview on the DIS blog

Jeff, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jeff’s class on visual culture at DIS Copenhagen taught him how to read a city and understand all of its historical background and contexts simply by looking at something as simple as its bricks.

My summer story, Jeff

Meet Jeff on the DIS blog

Carden, Augsburg University

Carden studied with DIS Copenhagen during Sessions 1 & 2. He shares his experience of studying abroad with cerebral palsy, and gives advice on self care while traveling abroad.

My summer story, Carden

Meet Carden on the DIS blog

My biggest challenge while studying abroad would have to be balancing my expectations for study abroad with my self-care needs.

Carden, Augsburg University

Ryan, University of Colorado at Boulder

Ryan studied abroad with DIS a few summers ago. While things have changed since then, the experience of spending a summer in Scandinavia is still as impactful. Join Ryan as he explores Copenhagen.

More Summer Stories

Advice for future students, favorite aspects of the culture, and more; hear it straight from our Summer Writers in Stockholm and Copenhagen.

Meet our Summer Writers

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