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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:

Sustainability

Sustainable development is one of the most important discourses of the 21st century, as it affects social, political, and economic spheres. Join the debate and discover the Danish and European stakeholders strategizing the sustainability agenda. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit some of the world’s most progressive sustainability initiatives in Copenhagen, such as Risø National Laboratory for Renewable Energy, the NGO Energy Crossroads, and urban gardens 
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to Danish and Northern European destinations with cutting-edge sustainability strategies, from off-shore wind power to urban redevelopment 
  • Create your own strategic plan for a sustainable future by drawing on your classroom experiences, field studies, and study tour visits 


STUDENT PROFILE
The program is right for you if you study environmental studies, public policy, general environmental affairs, and have a passion for sustainability and conservation. 


SIE

CORE COURSE

Sustainable Development in Northern Europe
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
You will explore a range of sustainability issues in this course, such as the dilemma of economic growth and energy policies in Denmark and the EU. Beginning with a broader look at consumption, prosperity, and spatial planning of sustainability, you will delve deeper into more specific, case-based examples of sustainable strategic development. 

Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Germany or Norway or Sweden 

Core Course Week: Study tour to Northern Germany or Southern Sweden or Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
 

Visit disabroad.org 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 


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.