Explore Europe’s current challenges by analyzing the ramifications of the building pressure on the European Union, or focusing on the concept of terrorism and its consequences.
- Build hands-on knowledge by negotiating politics as a European diplomat in a simulation game, or visiting sites of recent terrorist attacks to reflect on causes of terrorism and anti-terrorist tactics alike
- Bring theory to life by traveling on course-integrated study tours and meet actors that define the face of Europe, such as politicians, lobbyists, NGOs, think tanks, journalists, and researchers
- Gain an insider’s perspective on local politics during field studies such as visiting the Danish Foreign Ministry and Parliament, or by debating burning issues with former extremists and current activists
This program is right for you if you study political science, international relations, government, or you are interested in the European challenge of terrorism.
CORE COURSE OPTIONS
The European Game of Politics: Crisis and Survival
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
You will gain a deeper understanding of the political and institutional fabric of the EU, including historical development, governing institutions, political processes, major policies, and “how to play the game.”
Week-Long Study Tour: Brussels-The Hague
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Denmark-Northern Germany + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: Two semesters of political science at university level, with at least one focusing on either international relations or comparative politics.
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
This course is a study of terrorism and its challenges to liberal democracies and international politics. You will analyze its causes, aims, and forms, as well as counter-terrorism strategies.
Week-Long Study Tour: London-Oslo
Core Course Week: Study tour to Northern Germany + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Visit disabroad.org for the complete list of 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