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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
Child Development & Diversity 

The Scandinavian model for education is consistently at the forefront of Europe, sparking investigations into parenting, childcare, and culture. Through reflection of current issues and first-hand experience, gain insight into child development and education. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Delve into a cross-cultural approach to childhood and adolescence and reflect on the unique Nordic pedagogy of ‘the good childhood’ 
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to explore cross-cultural European educational methods by visiting practitioners, researchers, and childcare and youth institutions 
  • In your weekly practicum, you will develop interpersonal competencies by actively engaging at a Danish childcare institution, public school, or high school 

STUDENT PROFILE 
This program is right for you if you study child development, education, social policy, human development, family studies, anthropology, or sociology, and want to enhance your intercultural awareness and explore international theories and practices within the discipline of child and adolescent development. 

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CORE COURSE OVERVIEWS

Child Development in Scandinavia + Practicum
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Practicum) 
Within the framework of Nordic pedagogy, this course investigates early education and analyzes the discourse surrounding the quality of life for children. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Finland 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Corequisite: Child Development in Scandinavia Practicum 

Children and Youth in Europe + Practicum 
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Practicum) 
Exploring the transition from childhood to youth, you will investigate themes of identity and marginalization in Europe with a focus on intersections between socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity, and ability. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Poland 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Corequisite: Children and Youth in Europe Practicum 

Children in a Multicultural Context + Practicum 
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Practicum) 
Examine the practices and perspectives on multiculturalism, education, and innovative ways of working with children in Danish culture, pedagogy, and social policy. 
Week-Long Study Tour: England or Greece 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Corequisite: Children in a Multicultural Context Practicum 


Visit disabroad.org for the full list of over 250 additional electives!


Special Note for Auggies:

DIS applications are processed on a rolling basis, and they often reach capacity before published deadlines. In addition, some core courses fill up faster than others. So in order to have a strong application and the best chance of being offered a place on their program, and taking the core course you want, we suggest the following:  
1. Apply early! 
2. Submit a high quality application with an outstanding personal essay that addresses all of the points requested
3. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements below, especially the 3.0 GPA 


Eligibility Requirements
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing at a four-year college or university in the United States or Canada, with at least three semesters completed at time of application
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Prerequisites for the core course(s) to which you are applying
  • Academically compelling reason why DIS is a good fit for you
  • Independence, self-reliance, and maturity necessary to obtain the benefits of studying abroad
  • Enthusiasm for cultural engagement
  • Willingness and ability to embrace the challenges of studying abroad

Scholarship Opportunity! 

The Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship Corporation offers $1,000-$3,000 scholarships for students studying abroad in Denmark!
Spring semester applications are Due by November 1.
Application and details available at  www.umrsc.org

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.