Examples of Previous Programs

The following are a few great examples of previous Faculty-Led Programs, customized and hosted by DIS in partnership with universities, to gather inspiration from:

  • Brandeis: A five-week summer program involving co-teaching between DIS faculty and Brandeis faculty in Economics. The Program included activities using Copenhagen as a classroom, as well as a Danish language and culture introduction, and a three-day Study Tour to Western Denmark
  • UCLA: Using Danish author Hans Christian Andersen as inspiration, UCLA spent four weeks in Copenhagen exploring the literary culture in Denmark. In conjunction with standard class time, the curriculum is enhanced by DIS-arranged guest lectures, site visits, and Field Studies to bring the different authors’ writing to life.
  • UVA: From the UVA McIntire School of Commerce, UVA worked with DIS on a two-week program in Copenhagen focusing on sustainable practices in Scandinavia, highlighting topics such as green energy, food security, and sustainable transportation practices. The program includes a three-day Study Tour to the island of Samsø, a leader in sustainable communities.
  • Washington & Lee: Sent two different programs highlighting CSR (a two-week, first-year seminar and a four-week, third-year practicum). DIS and Washington & Lee University collaborated on site visits to a variety of Copenhagen-based companies which were integrated into the curriculum as case studies.