- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 3.0 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
DIS Copenhagen offers an academically rigorous, hands-on curriculum that is taught in English and unique to your needs. Courses are designed to further your knowledge within your chosen field and inspire intercultural awareness. You will examine issues from different perspectives, raise questions, and debate complex topics through analysis, research, and reflection. Many courses focus on contemporary burning issues; terrorism, migration, economic turmoil, climate change, human rights, and other current topics inspire discussions in the classroom.
Fall: mid August - mid December
Spring: mid January - mid May
Refer to the program website for the specific dates, if available.
On your way to class, you will be surrounded by a network of walking streets, canals lined with colorful houses, public gardens with castles, and spires dotting the skyline. Copenhagen matches 16th-century architecture with modern and inventive urban spaces – well-planned bike lanes, harbor baths, skate parks, food markets, and more. Constantly on the cusp of new ideas, the Danish capital is changing the global agenda for sustainability, design, architecture, and food. Yet locals still embrace their cultural roots in many ways, such as gathering for smørrebrød lunches with schnapps on a weekend with family and friends. Each neighborhood has a different pulse, all connected by a stream of bikers. Regardless of the weather or season, Copenhageners often enjoy sitting outside, embracing every inch of their city.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.