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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:
Environmental Science of the Arctic 

Explore climate change theory and other environmental issues through the lens of climate history in the Arctic, and examine the evidence on your study tour to Iceland, Greenland, or Norway. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Use unique geological locations in the region to discuss topics in geology, climate research, ecosystems, and the environment 
  • Join your DIS faculty on a course-integrated study tour to glaciers of Iceland, the ice sheet of Greenland, or the tundra of Norway 
  • Learn from leading researchers in climate change and specialists from the world-renowned Center for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute 

STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study biology, chemistry, earth sciences, environmental science, or geology. You should be interested in the hard science behind climate change and combining fieldwork with research in class. 

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CORE COURSE OPTIONS 

Glaciers and Human Impact: Icelandic Climate Change Case Study
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course focuses on the natural science and societal aspects of climate change with a case study from historic times. Take a journey from ancient times to the present through periods when the climate was strikingly different from today and examine the mechanisms and feedback governing the climate system. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Iceland 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Eastern Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One semester of environmental or earth science at university level. One year of physics or chemistry at university level is highly recommended. 

Ice Cores and Ice Ages: Greenlandic Climate Change Case Study
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course focuses on the natural science aspects of climate change during the prehistoric time with focus on the glacial and the deglaciation. You will examine climate mitigation and adaptation strategies through the study of past climate developments, especially throughout previous ice ages. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Greenland 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Eastern Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One semester of environmental science or earth science at university level. One year of physics or chemistry at university level is highly recommended. 
 
Polar Biology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
In this course, you will gain an understanding of biology of the polar areas, with a special emphasis on the Northern Hemisphere. You will further understand how organisms of the polar regions are evolutionarily adapted to cold terrestrial or marine habitats with strong seasonality. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Norway 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One semester of environmental or earth science at university level. One semester of biology or ecology is highly recommended. 

Visit disabroad.org for a complete list of the 250 additional electives available to you!


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 03/15/2018 ** 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.