Carleton/DIS Fall 2020 Custom Program in Copenhagen
Carleton College has partnered with DIS to offer a specialized program to students interested in studying abroad in Copenhagen this fall. Disciplines include Biology, Public Health, Computer Science, Psychology, and a range of courses across the liberal arts.
Courses, housing options, study tours, scholarships, and other details are described below, as well as more information about COVID-19 in Denmark and our pandemic response planning.
Arrival in Copenhagen: September 12, 2020 (flight should depart on Sept. 11 to arrive on Sept. 12)
Last Day of Housing: December 9, 2020
Students will take 4 courses for a total of 20 Carleton College credits (12 DIS semester credits).
Select one of these Core Courses:
Each Core Course includes a 5-day, 4-night Study Tour in Denmark / northern Germany.
Note: these Study Tours have been amended from our typical semester offerings; disregard the Study Tour destinations mentioned in the individual course pages linked below.
- Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning
Related disciplines: Computer Science, Information Science
- Healthcare Systems: A Comparative Approach
Related disciplines: Pre-Medicine, Public Health, Public Policy
- Modern Frames: European Art and Cinema
Related disciplines: Art History, Media Studies
- Positive Psychology
Related disciplines: Education, Human Development, Psychology
…then select three elective courses from this list (subject to change based on student interest):
- Anthropology of Food
- Artificial Intelligence
- Complexity of Cancer
- Computational Analysis of Big Data
- Criminology and Criminal Justice in Scandinavia
- Danish Language and Culture
- Development and Programming of Serious Games
- Healthcare Strategies for At-Risk Populations
- Innovation Through Design Thinking
- Neuroimaging of the Disordered Brain
- Psychology of Crisis
- Psychology of Human Sexuality
- Travel Writing
Additional courses that may be offered based on student interest:
- Activism: Engagement and Resistance
- Behavioral Economics: European Case Studies
- Environmental Economics
- Health Economics and Health Policy in Europe
- Prostitution and the Sex Trade in Europe
- Renewable Energy Systems
- Sustainable Development in Northern Europe
- Ways of Seeing: Storytelling Through Photography
Once a student is approved for the program, DIS will reach out about course preferences.
Each housing option includes:
- Shared or private bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen, plus shared laundry facilities and/or allowance
- Blanket, pillow, bed linen, and towels
- A transportation pass covering travel between your housing and DIS (including DIS-run events); OR a bicycle rental
- Meals (Homestay) or partial food stipend (Kollegium) as detailed on the DIS housing fee inclusions
- Quality assurance and support from DIS housing staff and/or Community Advisor
Students will be supported in Copenhagen by our Student Affairs staff, including the DIS Care Team. These staff, in addition to the rest of the DIS team, will be assisting all students with the following:
- Arrival Workshop & Orientation
- A 3-day, 2-night DIScovery trip within Denmark as a cultural introduction and cohort team-building activities
- Comprehensive Health, Accident, and Liability Insurance
- SIM card (students receive a SIM card when they arrive and will select a phone package plan)
- 24-7 Emergency Phone support
- Student Life Information Desk access (a general ‘hub’ for questions)
Covid-19 in Denmark
With low and controlled cases of COVID, much of Denmark has returned to its usual summertime bustle. Precautions are still being taken to control the virus, so students should feel comfortable navigating the city on public transit and in public spaces.
DIS recognizes that as long as the virus exists, risk exists. Therefore, DIS will provide quick and proactive support to students should it be warranted (such as quarantine and evacuation, if that is advised by local authorities).
We have every intention of students starting and completing their semester in Denmark. However, please be assured that all courses are ready for remote learning, should the need to move coursework online arise. Any student who begins this program will be guaranteed the option of completing the credits, onsite or online, for the courses in which they are enrolled.
Legal Entry and Residence in Denmark
This program is less than 90 days, which is the maximum period of time visitors may stay in Denmark on a tourist visa. Students holding a United States passport and/or EU passport will enter Denmark on a tourist visa.
If it is not possible to enter Denmark on a tourist visa at the program start date, DIS has been assured from local border control and immigration authorities that students can still enter with their student status and will apply for a residence permit upon arrival. If this is the case, students will carry with them a letter from DIS and the Danish government that verifies intent to study and will be allowed to enter Denmark.
International students (non-U.S./EU passport holders) will not be able to enter Denmark on a tourist visa, and instead will receive guidance from DIS on applying for a Danish Residence Permit prior to arriving in Copenhagen.
Note: This process for international students takes approximately 2 months, so interested students should be in touch with Carleton and DIS in early July.
What else can you expect from DIS?
- Building access ID cards
- Library facilities with staff support
- Computer lab access with IT staff support
- Printing services
- Wi-Fi in DIS buildings and housing
- Student lounges
- Courses will meet Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday in 1 hour and 30 minute periods; Wednesdays will be reserved for experiential learning-based site visits taking place outside of the classroom
- All academic materials (books, online learning platforms, etc.) will be provided and managed by DIS
- Academic administration, advising, and support
- Final Grade Reports
- End of Semester Showcase and/or culminating semester event, including final exams
Program fee: $21,595
Students are eligible to apply for DIS scholarships. Read more about available scholarships here.
Students will be invoiced directly by DIS in August 2020. There will be no cancellation fees instituted up until Arrival Day, September 12, 2020. Cancellation on or after this date will be invoiced at 100% of the program fee.
If you have remaining questions you’d like to discuss, please contact:
Helena Kaufman (email@example.com), Director of Off-Campus Studies at Carleton College for questions on enrollment, financial aid, credit transfer, or anything home institution-related.
Customized & Faculty Led programs (firstname.lastname@example.org) at DIS for questions regarding academics, housing, student life, or anything DIS-related.
We will communicate more details with students as they become available.