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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:
Communication 
Place yourself in the center of the European communication landscape to understand how to communicate across cultures, hone your critical media literacy, or gain knowledge of new media trends and public relations in Europe.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Engage in discussions with people from other cultural and communicative backgrounds, and with leading experts from Danish media, business, and government during guest lectures and Field Studies
  • Collaborate with Danes and fellow students in the production of video projects, communication campaigns, photo essays, and other media projects
  • Travel in Europe on course-integrated Study Tours with your classmates and DIS faculty to explore current media and communication trends and challenges
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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Journalism
  • Media Studies
  • Marketing
  • Political science
  • Public Relations

CORE COURSE OPTIONS

Communication and Conflict: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
We live in paradoxical times: technology-driven globalization constantly reduces differences between cultures and online communication has become universal and omnipresent, but cultural and ethnic tensions appear to be on the rise. What is the role of communication in not just helping to resolve but sometimes also in acerbating such conflicts? Drawing on theory and methodology from diverse fields we examine cultural and related differences in communication, we investigate cultural misunderstandings and conflicts in two contrasting European contexts covering four distinct countries: Denmark, Sweden, the UK, and Ireland.
Week-Long Study Tour: Belfast-Dublin
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 


New Media and Changing Communities 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
How does new media facilitate or challenge collaboration, community building, and future scenarios? The ambition of this course is to understand the contemporary importance of media in creating communities and collaboration. We draw on European theories of communication and hands-on activities, and examine the kinds of community and collaboration that are thriving due to online culture. The course also focuses on the controversy of surveillance, privacy, and the darknet – the dark side of the web. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Dublin 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 


Strategic Communication
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course introduces you to the field of strategic communication in Denmark and the UK. Through Field Studies, case studies, guest lectures, and Study Tours, you gain first-hand knowledge of how communication professionals work. Classes are built around Danish and European case studies, giving you a framework to evaluate and create strategic communication campaigns to prepare you for strategic communication tasks in the real world.
Week-Long Study Tour: London 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 

Visit our website to view the 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:
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.