Globalization has torn down walls, dissolved old hierarchies, and brought cultures closer together; however, this newfound cultural proximity has also created burning issues of integration and migration facing Denmark and Europe today.
- Through workshops with diverse guest speakers, take part in debates that handle the most current issues of our society
- During Core Course Week and on field studies in Copenhagen, explore the transition of previously homogeneous Denmark and neighboring countries brought about by immigration from non-Western countries
- Travel on a faculty-led study tour to hear personal stories and explore current issues surrounding cultural divisions and political tensions
This program is right for you if you study sociology, anthropology, political science, or international relations. You should have an interest in examining issues of immigration, integration, and social capital from a European perspective.
CORE COURSE OPTIONS
Cultural Diversity and Integration
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
Explore whether a multicultural Europe is achievable given the current migrant crisis and Europe’s major culture clash. Focusing on Denmark and Italy, we will investigate the social, cultural, and political mechanisms lying at the heart of cultural conflicts and integration issues.
Week-Long Study Tour: Italy
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Sociology of Migration
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
Mass immigration – particularly the question of how to control the numbers – has been high on the European agenda. The EU has been characterized as ‘Fortress Europe’ with its particular emphasis on the securitization, surveillance, and externalization of European borders. You will explore the different national responses to mass immigration and how these reactions are connected to populism and nationalist sentiments.
Week-Long Study Tour: Spain
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark-Northern Germany + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
for a full list of over 250 additional elective courses!
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
- 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
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