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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • 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: Business (Management), Earth Science, Environmental Soil & Water Sci
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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Sustainability

Sustainable development is one of the most important and hotly debated topics of the 21st century. In Denmark and Europe, strategizing sustainability initiatives is a priority, from energy consumption to food production. Experience new approaches to sustainability from a European perspective and hear from the stakeholders shaping today’s agendas.

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Is this program right for you?

It is a good fit if you study:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Food Science
  • Public Policy
  • Sustainability
View this program at DISabroad.org

Core Courses

Sustainable Development in Northern Europe
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits

This course enhances your understanding of the divergent goals and complex processes associated with sustainable development from a European perspective. Specific focus is given to the interplay between social, political, and economic issues and environmental concern. You are introduced to a broad range of Danish and European stakeholders currently shaping the sustainability agenda, and encouraged to identify your own values and strategies for a sustainable future.


Sustainable Food: Production and Consumption
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits

This course focuses on concrete and innovative solutions that reshape our connection to food. These solutions recognize and address the environmental and social impacts of food. Critical questions include: What is the true cost of food? How can we achieve more sustainable diets while producing less waste? Does food activism make a difference? What do pioneering restaurants and food entrepreneurs teach us? How do cities help shape more sustainable food practices?


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Core Course Study Tours

This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:

Sustainable Development in Northern Europe:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: Sweden or Finland (Fall) or Germany (Spring)
  • Core Course Week: Denmark

Sustainable Food: Production and Consumption:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: Italy or Norway
  • 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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