Summer 2021: Study Tours

Included in Sessions 2 and 3 as well as the Architecture and Design Session, course-integrated Study Tours form a central part of your DIS academic experience.

Study Tours in Summer 2021

This summer, look forward to going on an inspiring Study Tour that lets you build on your knowledge and truly understand Scandinavian perspectives! If you are studying at DIS Stockholm, your Study Tour will take place in Sweden. If you are studying at DIS Copenhagen, your Study Tour will take place in Denmark.

Take your Classroom on the Road

There are so many amazing and unusual places, traditions, and quirks to discover across Sweden and Denmark. Investigate your course topics first-hand, engage with the local culture, connect with your course, and gain new, important insights.

While on Study Tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life as you meet with professionals and experts in your field. On previous Study Tours, students have created art in a forest, participated in a cooking challenge, talked with local physicians, tried tai chi, hunted for runestones, visited kindergartens, foraged for berries, visited a remote island by ferry, and much, much more.

It felt really liberating to get away from the city because it reminded me that Sweden is not just colorful architecture and progressive public policy, the wilderness in this country is breathtaking.

Benton, Tulane University

Connect with Classmates

During the week, you unpack observations and reflect with fellow classmates and faculty, as you sit down for meals and discuss what you’ve seen, who you’ve met, and the new perspectives that you’ve gained. Additionally, trying regional delicacies, meeting with locals, or visiting historical sites contextualize the culture and place you are visiting.

I was really excited to finally see what Denmark is like outside of Copenhagen and it did NOT disappoint.

Jeffrey, Vanderbilt University

Safe Travels

On all DIS-arranged travel, the safety and security of our students are of the utmost importance, and leaders are trained to respond to student needs while on tour.

Discover the Wild Beauty of Sweden

Summer is a magical time in Sweden and the sun barely sets as day turns into night. There is so much to discover in this vast and beautiful country, where the unique democratic concept known as allemansrätten gives everyone the right to roam free in nature.

Famous for its progressive stance on equality and human rights, Sweden is one of the most modern countries in the world. On Study Tour, you will experience how personal initiative and independent thinking is encouraged across all aspects of life, adding new layers to your knowledge and experience.

Explore the Many Facets of Denmark

From north to south, east to west, Denmark offers rich experiences in history, art, food, and culture. Your Study Tours let you explore some of the local nuances that make Denmark so diverse.

Constantly on the cusp of new ideas, Denmark is one of the world’s most innovative countries and the current European champion in digitization. On Study Tour, you experience first-hand the synergies that occur when new ideas meet old traditions in a society encouraging change.