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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
Spring 2022 11/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission 01/15/2022 05/14/2022
Fall 2022 04/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 04/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: TBD, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: TBD, 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: Biology, Community Health Promotion, Health Science, 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
Program Description:
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Public Health

With its publicly financed, universal healthcare system, Denmark serves as a unique case study of the challenges and opportunities in public health issues. In Denmark and across Europe, healthcare systems are facing rising costs, aging populations, and inequality in health. Analyze and debate these challenges, while examining their interplay with the organization, financing, and priority-setting of the various systems you encounter in class and on Study Tours.

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Is this program right for you?

It is a good fit if you study:

  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Health Science
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Core Courses

Healthcare Systems: A Comparative Approach
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits

Different countries choose different approaches to the provision of healthcare. Through this course, gain insight into how healthcare is organized and financed in Denmark and Northern Europe, and investigate the impact of the social, economic, and political history on the present systems. Analyze principles of priority-setting in healthcare, and discuss and assess possible solutions to challenges such as aging populations, inequality in health and rising healthcare expenditures.


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Core Course Study Tours

This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: Helsinki-Tallinn

  • 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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