Copenhagen is a little bit off the beaten track, which is exactly why it is so interesting. A cosmopolitan capital and university center of 1.5 million people, Copenhagen is a safe and hospitable city that combines medieval charm with modern lifestyles and easy access to the rest of continental Europe. The CSI sponsored program is through the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), an internationally renowned study abroad organization affiliated with the University of Copenhagen. The DIS program is located at the very center of medieval Copenhagen, in a beautifully restored building from 1789, which includes a library, student lounges, computer labs, student advising and information services, architecture studios, and a few new classrooms. The program is challenging but manageable; courses are taught in English by Danish faculty, on a level comparable to selective universities.
Courses at DIS are taught in English by Danish professors. DIS offers intellectually challenging academic programs in Architecture & Design, Pre-architecture, Biomedicine, Child Diversity & Development, Communication & Media, European Humanities, European Politics, Global Economics, International Business, Justice & Human Rights, Medical Practice & Policy, Psychology, Public Health, Science and the Environment, Sociology, and Sustainability in Europe. Students take required core courses (if any) in their academic program and participate in program-related study tours. Beyond these requirements students are free to select any combination of courses across the various programs. Students take five 3-credit courses per semester for a total of 15 semester hours of credit.
Fall 2012: August 19-December 17, 2012
Spring 2013: January 13-May 17, 2013
Fall 2013: August 18-December 15, 2013
Spring 2014: January 19-May 18, 2014
Fall: April 15
Spring: October 15
Juniors and Seniors with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale; transcript; two letters of recommendation; statement of purpose; minimum age of 18, students must be enrolled at a CCIS member institution.
Fall 2012/Spring 2013 $13,250 each semester
Second continuous semester $5,200
Instructional costs abroad, textbooks and photocopies, field study events, study tours, personal e-mail account and internet access, compensation for local commuting, administrative fees, orientation, sickness and accident insurance
Airfare ($1200-$1500), residence permit ($490), optional study tours ($575-$1,495), room and partial board ($5,100 per semester, $10,200 for academic year), meals for residence hall housing ($1,300 per semester), personal costs ($1,500-$3,000 per semester)
Program participants may choose among five different types of housing: host family, Kollegium, share DIS house, Danish roommate and Folkehojskole. The Folkehojskole includes a dinner meal plan, and in the other three options meals are provided to students who live with a Danish family, students prepare their own meals. The different housing options entail various degrees of cross-cultural immersion. Students participate in course-integrated field studies and may conduct an optional comparative field project or go on optional adventure trips organized by DIS.
“The PCD program gives you the rare opportunity to see how the children of Denmark truly live.”
- Sandy Cohen, Brooklyn College, Psychology & Child Development
”An amazing experience beyond all expectations!”
- Edward Aminov, Baruch College, International Business & Economics
”I will never look at furniture the same way now that I have had first hand experience with Danish design. Quality workmanship, an emphasis on function, and attention to good aesthetics are all characteristics of Danish design that I acquired in the DIS Program. Where else but Denmark can you experience a fantastic city, most of it on foot, touch (and sit in!) the fabulous furniture pieces from the master designers of both past and present, AND learn how to weld?”
- Katherine Weispfenning, St Cloud State University, Furniture Design in Scandinavia
“Spending a short 6 weeks in Copenhagen with the Nursing in Scandinavia program has given me a more global perspective on nursing. We were incorporated into a culture embodying different views and opinions than our own in an atmosphere where all parties involved were able to learn and grow from the differences. This experience abroad has given me a strong curiosity to learn and grow with more cultures. My eyes have been opened to a whole new world of opportunities. “
- Amanda Hill, Northern Michigan University, Nursing in Scandinavia
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IMPORTANT: Start the CCIS Study Abroad application process by downloading the forms below. To download, right click on the application or recommendation form and click "save as", then save the form to your desktop or downloads. Once you have completed your form, SAVE IT FIRST!!!! DO NOT CLICK "SUBMIT" until you have SAVED your form or the recipient will receive a BLANK form. Once you have saved it, click "submit" and THEN email your completed form as an attachment to the contact email address associated with the program in which you are applying. If for some reason you do not see the email address pop up when you click "submit", then email the application to the program sponsor listed here on this page.
YOU MUST NOTIFY YOUR HOME INSTITUTIONS' STUDY ABROAD OFFICE OR ADVISOR OF YOUR INTENTIONS AND ALSO PROVIDE THEM WITH A COPY OF YOUR APPLICATION.
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CCIS Online Student Recommendation
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All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.
CCIS Copenhagen, Denmark Study Program Sponsor:
College of Staten Island/CUNY
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