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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:
Neuroscience 

Investigate the fast-growing field of neuroscience, by studying either the underlying biological mechanisms involved in psychopharmacology or the cognitive and emotional functions that shape an individual. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Through research and practice, expand your understanding of the functioning of the brain, its disorders, and the role of neuroplasticity 
  • Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours in Europe to meet with leading neuroscience researchers and practitioners 
  • Engage in real-world settings and gain exposure to various careers in the field by visiting labs, practitioners, and institutes in the Copenhagen area 

STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study neuroscience, biology, psychology, or health science, and are considering a profession in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience. 

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CORE COURSE OPTIONS 

Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness + Lab 
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Lab) 
This course examines neuroscience with a cognitive and behavioral approach. What is consciousness and which brain mechanisms shape the unique sense of self, implicit in all our thoughts and perceptions? We will explore conceptual and methodological perspectives of relevance to the study of human consciousness. In the corequisite lab, you will develop experiments, collect data, and analyze results, focusing on psychological, behavioral, and cognitive components. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Amsterdam (Fall) or Bologna-Florence (Spring) 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One semester of neuroscience, physiological psychology, biological psychology, or cognitive psychology at university level. 
Corequisite: Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness Research Lab 
 
Psychopharmacology: Substances and the Brain 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course examines neuroscience with a molecular approach. Learn about basic brain anatomy and function, and discuss the link between dysfunctional brain regions/circuits and diverse psychiatric symptoms. A strong focus will be on pharmacological treatments and the specific interactions between neurotransmitters and their receptors. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Munich 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark or Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level. 



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.