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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 04/01/2022
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Rolling Admission 08/20/2022 12/17/2022
Academic Year 2022-2023 04/01/2022
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Rolling Admission 08/20/2022 05/13/2023
Spring 2023 11/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission 01/14/2023 05/13/2023

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Madison Barnes, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Madison Barnes, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Megan Hull Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours Area of Study: Childhood Education, Education, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology
Program Duration: Academic Year, Semester Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Language of Instruction: English Open to non-U of A students?: No
Open to Graduate Students?: No Click here for a definition of this term Automatic Discounts: $1,500/summer ARCH & Design program, $5,500/semester, $500/each summer session
Housing Options: Dorm, Homestay COVID-19 Vaccination: Vendor strongly recommends (DIS); see more at https://studyabroad.uark.edu/covid-19.php
Program Description:
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Child Development & Diversity
 
Find out why Scandinavia is known as one of the most progressive places for raising children to be competent, independent, democratic, and social beings. Cross-cultural approaches to current practices when working with children and youth in educational and social contexts serve as the foundation for class discussions. Coursework threads academic topics with hands-on practicum experiences in Danish nurseries, preschools, and public schools, as well as reflections during Field Studies and Study Tours, to provide new perspectives on child development and education.

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Is this program right for you?

It is a good fit if you study:

  • Child Development
  • Education/Educational Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Human Development
View this program at DISabroad.org

Core Courses

Child Development and Education in Scandinavia + Practicum
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Practicum) 

Within the framework of Nordic pedagogy, investigate education and care, analyzing the discourse surrounding quality of life for children. Explore the pros and cons of free play, relationships to caregivers and peers in the welfare state, school readiness versus social pedagogy, and children’s exploration of nature in practicum, Study Tour, and on Field Studies.


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Core Course Study Tours

This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: Helsinki
  • Core Course Week: Denmark

Early in the semester, you delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you travel on a short Study Tour for three days in Denmark or a neighboring country, combined with a two-day seminar in Copenhagen. Later in the semester, you travel again with your Core Course on a week-long Study Tour in Europe.

While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in your field who contribute to furthering your understanding of course topics. Study Tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose you to additional cultural perspectives. You have the opportunity to visit sites and experts in your field of interest that you may not otherwise have access to.


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Elective Courses

Add elective courses to complement your Core Course at DIS Copenhagen. You decide how to build your course load based on your needs and interests!

Electives range across disciplines and include research, workshops, studios, and even Exploration Electives, which come with a travel component.

Visit our website to view the full list of over 200 additional elective courses! 
 

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