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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: UCF applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 02/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Architecture, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Communication, Criminal Justice, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Health Sciences, Human Rights, International Relations, Legal Studies, Marketing, Media Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Pre-Health, Psychology, Public Health, Urban Studies Housing Options: On-Campus Housing
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Visa Required: No - for U.S Citizens Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 03
Academic Level: Undergraduate Program Type: Partner Program, Provider Program
Off campus student housing: Yes
Program Description:
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DIS Summer in Scandinavia 

Our summer calendar makes it easy to mix and match sessions between Stockholm and Copenhagen and stay for the amount of time that is right for you. Choose from three-, four-, or seven-week sessions, or combine sessions to stay up to 10 weeks. You can earn up to 12 credits over your summer. 

Why Study at DIS This Summer?

Engage in High-Impact Courses 

Choose from over 95 courses that allow you to build your resumé, network with experts in the field, and explore Sweden or Denmark through an academic lens. Enroll in signature sessions to gain international lab and research experience, or expand your design skills in studio from a Nordic perspective.
Mix and Match Sessions
Build your own unique study abroad experience – stay for one session or create your own complementary summer package by adding sessions at DIS Stockholm, DIS Copenhagen, or both!  
Make Your Mark 
Intellectually stimulating courses taught in English challenge you to examine issues from various perspectives as you debate, analyze, and reflect on contemporary topics and burning issues. 

Build Your Knowledge in New Settings
DIS faculty teach what they do, bringing theory to life by sharing real-life experiences and cases, and introducing you to their network with local Field Studies and guest lectures.
Go on Study Tour to Europe
Use Europe as your classroom when on week-long Study Tours during Sessions 2, Session 3, and the Architecture & Design Session. Study Tours help contextualize your understanding of topics while in a relevant destination. 
Get an Easy Overview of Costs
DIS offers you transparent, comprehensive fees with no hidden costs. Tuition includes housing, Study Tours (if offered in your session), Field Studies, textbooks, local commuting costs, transport between sessions, and an Arrival Workshop. 
Join an Inclusive Student Community 
Explore, discuss, debate, and reflect in a welcoming and supportive learning environment. 
Seek Support When You Need It
Academic counseling and personal support resources are available to you during your time abroad, providing you a solid foundation upon which to grow.

Course Offerings
Lab & Research Session
6 Weeks | 6 Credits | May 22 - July 2

In this signature summer session, enroll in lab or research opportunities that include:
  • 6 weeks in Copenhagen or Stockholm
  • Invaluable international lab experience focusing on simulations of biomedical procedures or neurodegeneration modeling
  • Joining an engaged community of scholars across various disciplines to collaborate on their research projects as a Research Assistant
DIS Stockholm
Biomedical Lab
Research Assistantship (see website for specific openings)

DIS Copenhagen
Research Assistantship (see website for specific openings)

Session 1
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | May 22 - June 10
In this session, choose 1 course that includes:
  • 3 weeks in Copenhagen or Stockholm
  • Local explorations beyond the classroom on Field Studies

DIS Stockholm
Affective Neuroscience: Emotions, Cognition, and Behavior
Forensic Psychology
Human Trafficking in a Global Context
Medical Diagnostics
Public Mental Health
Storytelling Through Photography
Transgender in Scandinavia
Understanding Terrorism: Causes, Solutions, and Dilemmas

DIS Copenhagen
Behavioral Economics: European Case Studies
Children with Special Needs
Development and Programming of Serious Games
Digital Media in Marketing
Environmental Philosophy
Food and Identity
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe & Practicum
(Note: This course runs over Sessions 1 & 2, for 6 credits)
Nordic Mythology
Positive Psychology
Psychology of Criminal Behavior
Psychology of Human Sexuality
Social Brain: Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors
Social Change and Active Citizenship
Sports Medicine: Performance and Fatigue
Strategies for Urban Livability
Sustainable Business Strategy
Sustainable Denmark: Solutions and Dilemmas

Session 2
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | June 13 - July 2
In this session, choose 1 course that includes:
  • 2 weeks in Copenhagen or Stockholm
  • 1 week-long, course-integrated Study Tour in Europe
  • Local explorations beyond the classroom on Field Studies

DIS Stockholm 
Comparative Economics: Global Risks and European Responses (Study Tour: Athens)
Engineering Sustainable Environments in Scandinavia (Study Tour: Iceland) 
Gender, Equality, and Sexuality in Scandinavia (Study Tour: Berlin)
Power of Women in the Viking Age (Study Tour: Iceland)
Precision Medicine: Tailored Treatment in Clinical Practice (Study Tour: Dublin)
Psychology of Emerging Adulthood (Study Tour: Bologna-Florence)
Psychology of Violence and Hate (Study Tour: Berlin)
Travel Writing (Study Tour: Croatia)

DIS Copenhagen
African American Expats in Copenhagen and Paris (Study Tour: Paris)
Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning (Study Tour: London)
Climate Change and Glaciers (Study Tour: Iceland)
Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness (Study Tour: Florence) 
Early Childhood: Nordic Education and Parenting (Study Tour: Finland)
European Biodiversity (Study Tour: Sweden)
European Clinical Psychology (Study Tour: Vienna)
Food, Taste, and Waste (Study Tour: Barcelona) 
Good Life, The (Study Tour: French Riviera)
Healthcare Systems: A Comparative Approach (Study Tour: Netherlands)
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach (Study Tour: Berlin or Vienna)
Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict (Study Tour: Bosnia)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe & Practicum (Study Tour: Helsinki-Stockholm)
(Note: This course runs over Sessions 1 & 2, for 6 credits)
International Strategy and Leadership: Case Studies (Study Tour: London-Stockholm)
Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development (Study Tour: Edinburgh)
Neuroscience of Fear (Study Tour: Munich)
Nordic Culinary Culture (Study Tour: Faroe Islands)
Positive Psychology (Study Tour: Edinburgh)
Postcolonial Europe: Narratives, Nationalism, and Race (Study Tour: Finland-Norway)
Prostitution and the Sex Trade (Study Tour: Amsterdam)
Renewable Energy Systems (Study Tour: Germany)
Sustainable Development in Northern Europe (Study Tour: Berlin-Hamburg)
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective (Study Tour: Brussels-Munich)
Visual Culture of Cities (Study Tour: Berlin)

Session 3
4 Weeks | 4 Credits | July 4 - July 30
In this session, choose 1 course that includes:
  • 3 weeks in Copenhagen or Stockholm
  • 1 week-long, course-integrated Study Tour in Europe
  • Local explorations beyond the classroom on Field Studies

DIS Stockholm
Emigration. Immigration, and Integration: The Nordic Experience (Study Tour: Reykjavik)
History of Photography in Europe: Technology, Culture, Art (Study Tour: London) 
Lifespan Psychology: Shaping the Self (Study Tour: Zurich)
Migration and the City (Study Tour: Sicily)
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (Study Tour: Budapest-Vienna)
Political Extremism and the Threats to Democracy (Study Tour: Budapest)
Public Health Policy in Practice (Study Tour: Belfast-Dublin)
World of Vikings: Facts, Fiction, and Fantasy (Study Tour: Iceland)

DIS Copenhagen
Arctic Ecology (Study Tour: Svalbard)
Bicycle Urbanism (Study Tour: Netherlands)
Children in a Multicultural Context (Study Tour: London)
European Genocides (Study Tour: Poland)
Philosophy of Happiness (Study Tour: French Riviera)
Strategic Leader (Study Tour: Lisbon)

Tasting Culture: Nordic and Mediterranean Food, Tradition, and Nutrition (this tour does not follow regular course dates, read more on the website) (Study Tour: Islands of Naxos, Greece and Samsø, Denmark)
Architecture & Design Session - Copenhagen 
7 Weeks | 7 or 9 Credits | June 13 - July 30 
In this signature summer session, enroll in a studio and its corequisite course that includes:
  • 6 weeks studio in Copenhagen 
  • 1 week-long, course-integrated Study Tour in Europe
  • Work on challenging assignments dealing with real issues on sites in Copenhagen, in intimate studio settings alongside a small group of fellow students 
  • Visits to cutting-edge examples of architecture and design in and around Copenhagen on Field Studies 
7-Credit Studio Packages
Architecture Design Studio and Visual Journal (Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden)
Architecture Foundations Studio and Visual Journal (Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden)
Graphic Design Studio and Visual Journal (Study Tour: Finland-Sweden)
Graphic Design Foundations Studio and Visual Journal (Study Tour: Finland-Sweden)
Interior Architecture Studio and Visual Journal (Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden)
Urban Design Studio and Visual Journal (Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden)

9-Credit Studio Package
Furniture Design Studio and Furniture Design in Scandinavia (Study Tour: Finland-Sweden)

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