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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
Psychology 
Study psychological theory, research, and practice, with an emphasis on their application in a Danish and European context.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Understand how psychological theory is applied and practiced in Denmark by hearing from guest lectures and local organizations who share real-world examples from the field
  • Engage in hands-on experiences in your field with a supplemental practicum or lab recommended alongisde to your Core Course
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated Study Tours regionally and across Europe, where you meet and discuss central themes with key researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, and organizations in the field of psychology 
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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Human Development
  • Neuroscience
  • Pre-Medicine/Health Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

CORE COURSE OPTIONS

Cyberpsychology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course addresses the productive and problematic use and impact of digital technologies across the lifespan, exploring cognitive, emotional, or socio-cultural perspectives. Topics include: implications of being a digital native or digital immigrant, the effects of techno stress, social media and self-esteem, cyberbullying, and cybertherapy. Where relevant, cultural implications are explored from a Scandinavian perspective.
Week-Long Study Tour: Dublin 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level. 

European Clinical Psychology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course is a study of clinical psychology with a focus on the way we approach the field within a European context. The course covers the origins of European clinical psychology, cultural, and ethical issues, as well as different psychotherapeutic schools. The focus throughout the course is on adult mental health.
Enhance Your Experience: experience practical application of the theory you learn in class through an additional 3-credit practicum companion course. Placements allow you to become immersed in the local population, gain international experience in the field, and make a difference!
Week-Long Study Tour: Vienna 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level. 
Recommendation: European Clinical Psychology Practicum 

Positive Psychology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course combines a study of theory, research, and application in the rapidly growing field of positive psychology. You critically examine the psychology of well-being with both its possibilities and limitations, focusing on topics such as positive emotions, character strengths, flow, flourishing, mindfulness, creativity, and post-traumatic growth within the context of culture and history. You investigate how positive psychology complements other areas of psychology, therapy, coaching, and communication; and how it can be applied in real-world, professional settings such as business development and the clinical context. Through experiential learning and reflection, you gain the necessary tools for developing sustainable happiness and increased life satisfaction.
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Budapest or London or Milan-Verona or Prague or Krakow-Poznan 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level. 
Recommendation: Happiness Lab: Positive Psychology and/or Positive Psychology Practicum: Methods and Practice 

Visit our website for a full list of over 250 additional electives!


This program focuses on psychological theory, research, and practice, with an emphasis on its application in a Danish and European context. You will critically analyze theory in relation to cultural and social differences in psychological practice, and learn to apply recent advances in psychological science to your own practical experiences.

The Psychology program will allow you to:

  • Choose between three cutting-edge core courses - Cross-Cultural Psychology, European Clinical Psychology, and Positive Psychology- all aimed at broadening your understanding of the discipline through a Danish and international lens
  • Europe will be your classroom as you travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on courseintegrated study tours to Western Denmark and across locations in Europe, meeting with researchers, policy-makers, and NGOs
  • The academic rigor of the course will be enhanced with guest lectures from practitioners inCopenhagen and field studies to local organizations that will bring real world examples of how psychological science is applied and practiced in Denmark

This program is right for you if you are interested in psychology, social policy, neuroscience, or human development.

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.