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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
Child Development & Diversity 
The Scandinavian approach to childhood is progressive, sparking discussion about parenting, childcare, and culture. Through your practicum experience and reflection on current issues, gain new perspectives on 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’
  • In your weekly practicum, develop interpersonal competencies by actively engaging at a Danish childcare institution or school
  • 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
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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Child Development
  • Education/Educational Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Human Development

CORE COURSE OPTIONS

Child Development in Scandinavia + Practicum
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Practicum) 
Within the framework of Nordic pedagogy, investigate education and care, analyzing the discourse surrounding quality of life for children. Explore the pros and cons of free play, and relationships to caregivers and peers in the welfare state, school readiness versus social pedagogy, and children’s exploration of nature in practicum, Study Tour, and on Field Studies.
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 in a Multicultural Context + Practicum 
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Practicum) 
Based on research and student experiences at practicum sites, the course examines practices around the terms ethnic diversity and multiculturalism in Danish education and social policy. Educational issues such as teaching practices, intercultural communication and learning, multilingualism, and the influence of culture on education and child development are studied.
Week-Long Study Tour: England
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Corequisite: Children in a Multicultural Context Practicum 

Visit our website 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:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/17/2019 05/09/2020
Fall Semester 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/17/2019 12/14/2019
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 ** 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.