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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Summer 2021 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission 05/25/2021 07/31/2021
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Students must arrive in the host city and check into the program housing on the program start date. The program officially ends on the end date, and students must check out of the housing facilities at that time. Participants are responsible for arranging travel to and from the program and should WAIT to purchase airfare until they have been officially instructed by the Faculty Director, Program Provider, and/or Host University.

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Affiliate Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Type(s): Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Home Campus: U of U: Utah Campus
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Undergraduate Transfer Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language Prerequisite: Advanced English Language Fluency, Check with Affiliate Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: Anthropology, Architectural Studies, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Design, Economics, Education, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science, Finance, Gender Studies, Geography, Geoscience, Health, History, Human Development & Family Studies, International Studies, Law, Management, Marketing, Philosophy, Political Science, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Ecology
Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18 Click here for a definition of this term Pre-departure Requirements: Enrollment in a Learning Abroad Program, Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Post-Decision Health Questionnaire & Clearance, Pre & Post Commitments
Click here for a definition of this term Program Cost: $$$
Program Description:
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DIS Summer in Scandinavia 

Our summer calendar makes it easy to mix and match sessions between Copenhagen and Stockholm and stay for the amount of time that is right for you. Choose from three-, four-, or seven-week sessions, or combine sessions to stay up to 10 weeks. You can earn up to 12 credits over your summer. 

Why Study at DIS This Summer?

Engage in High-Impact Courses 

Choose from over 80 courses that allow you to build your resumé, network with experts in the field, and explore Europe through an academic lens. Enroll in signature sessions to gain international lab and research experience, or expand your design skills in studio from a Nordic perspective.
Mix and Match Sessions
Build your own unique study abroad experience – stay for one session or create your own complementary summer package by adding sessions at DIS Stockholm, DIS Copenhagen, or both. Transport between Copenhagen and Stockholm sessions is organized by DIS at no extra cost! 
Make Your Mark 
Intellectually stimulating courses taught in English challenge you to examine issues from various perspectives as you debate, analyze, and reflect on contemporary topics and burning issues. 

Build Your Knowledge in New Settings
DIS faculty teach what they do, bringing theory to life by sharing real-life experiences and cases, and introducing you to their network with local Field Studies and guest lectures.
Explore Europe on Study Tour
Use Europe as your classroom when on week-long Study Tours during Sessions 2, Session 3, and the Architecture & Design Session. Study Tours help contextualize your understanding of topics while in a relevant European destination. 
Get an Easy Overview of Costs
DIS offers you transparent, comprehensive fees with no hidden costs. Tuition includes housing, Study Tours (if offered in your session), Field Studies, textbooks, local commuting costs, transportation between DIS locations for students studying in consecutive sessions, and an Arrival Workshop. 
Join an Inclusive Student Community 
Explore, discuss, debate, and reflect in a welcoming and supportive learning environment. 
Seek Support When You Need It
Academic counseling and personal support resources are available to you during your time abroad, providing you a solid foundation upon which to grow.

Course Offerings
Lab & Research Session
6 Weeks | 6 Credits | May 25 - July 3

In this signature summer session, enroll in lab or research opportunities that include:
  • 6 weeks in Copenhagen or Stockholm
  • Invaluable international lab experience focusing on climate change, simulations of biomedical procedures, or neurodegeneration modeling
  • Joining an engaged community of scholars across various disciplines to collaborate on their research projects as a Research Assistant
DIS Stockholm
Biomedical Lab
Research Assistantship (see website for specific openings)

DIS Copenhagen
Microbrains Lab: Modeling Neurodegeneration
Understanding Climate Change Lab
Note: This course includes a field lab excursion to Greenland at no extra cost
Research Assistantship (see website for specific openings)

Session 1
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | May 25 - June 11
In this session, choose 1 course that includes:
  • 3 weeks in Copenhagen or Stockholm
  • Local explorations beyond the classroom on Field Studies

DIS Stockholm
Behavioral Economics: European Case Studies
Glued to the Screen: TV Shows, Norms, and Culture
Medical Diagnostics
Scandinavian Crime Fiction
Understanding Terrorism: Causes, Solutions, and Dilemmas

DIS Copenhagen
Active Citizenship in Denmark
Activism: Gender, Sexuality, and Race
Children with Special Needs
Creativity, Brain, and Self
Development and Programming of Serious Games
Early Childhood: Nordic Education and Parenting
Environmental Philosophy 
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach 
Human Trafficking in a Global Context

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe + Entrepreneurship Practicum 
(Note: This course runs over Session 1 and Session 2, for 6 credits total)
Medical Ethics
Nordic Mythology
Positive Psychology 
Psychology of Criminal Behavior 
Psychology of Human Sexuality 
Social Brain: Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors 
Sports Medicine: Performance and Fatigue 
Storytelling Through Photography 
Strategies for Urban Livability 
Sustainable Business Strategy
Sustainable Denmark: Solutions and Dilemmas

Session 2
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | June 14 - July 3
In this session, choose 1 course that includes:
  • 2 weeks in Copenhagen or Stockholm
  • 1 week-long, course-integrated Study Tour in Europe
  • Local explorations beyond the classroom on Field Studies

DIS Stockholm
Affective Neuroscience: Emotions, Cognition, and Behavior
Study Tour: Paris
Comparative Economics: Global Risk and European Responses
Study Tour: Athens 
Gender, Equality, and Sexuality in Scandinavia
Study Tour: Berlin
Migration and the City
Study Tour: Sicily
Popular Music and Culture: Creative Workshop
Study Tour: Lisbon
Power of Women in the Viking Age
Study Tour: Iceland
Psychology of Emerging Adulthood
Study Tour: Florence-Bologna
Psychology of Food
Study Tour: Paris
Travel Writing
Study Tour: Croatia

DIS Copenhagen
African American Expats in Copenhagen and Paris
Study Tour: Paris
Arctic Orientalism: Postcolonialism in the North
Study Tour: Lapland
Children in a Multicultural Context
Study Tour: London 
Climate Change and Glaciers
Study Tour: Arctic Norway or Iceland
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Study Tour: Berlin
European Clinical Psychology
Study Tour: Vienna 
Food and Identity
Study Tour: Barcelona 
Healthcare Systems: A Comparative Approach 
Study Tour: Netherlands
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
Study Tour: Berlin or Vienna 
Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict
Study Tour: Bosnia
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe + Entrepreneurship Practicum 
(Note: This course runs over Session 1 and Session 2, for 6 credits total)
Study Tour: Helsinki-Stockholm
International Strategy and Leadership: Case Studies
Study Tour: London-Stockholm
Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development
Study Tour: Edinburgh 
Neuroscience of Fear
Study Tour: Munich
Nordic Culinary Culture
Study Tour: Faroe Islands
Positive Psychology
Study Tour: Edinburgh 
Prostitution and the Sex Trade
Study Tour: Amsterdam 
Renewable Energy Systems
Study Tour: Germany 
Sex Education and Sexual Reform in Europe
Study Tour: Berlin
Sustainable Development in Northern Europe
Study Tour: Norway
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective
Study Tour: Brussels-Munich

Session 3
4 Weeks | 4 Credits | July 5 - July 31
In this session, choose 1 course that includes:
  • 3 weeks in Copenhagen or Stockholm
  • 1 week-long, course-integrated Study Tour in Europe
  • Local explorations beyond the classroom on Field Studies

DIS Stockholm
Emigration, Immigration, and Integration: The Nordic Experience
Study Tour: Reykjavik
Lifespan Psychology: Shaping the Self
Study Tour: Zurich
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Study Tour: Budapest-Vienna
Political Extremism and the Threats to Democracy
Study Tour: Budapest
Psychology of Sexual Self
Study Tour: United Kingdom 
Psychology of Violence and Hate
Study Tour: Berlin
Public Health Policy in Practice
Study Tour: Belfast-Dublin

DIS Copenhagen
Arctic Ecology
Study Tour: Disko Island, Greenland
Bicycle Urbanism
Study Tour: Netherlands 
Child Development: Theory and Practice
Study Tour: Finland 
Communication and Conflict: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Study Tour: Belfast-Dublin
European Biodiversity
Study Tour: Andorra-Spain
European Genocides
Study Tour: Poland 
From Witches to Cyborgs: Gender, Race, and Resistance
Study Tour: Spain
The Good Life: Philosophy of Happiness
Study Tour: French Riviera
Strategic Leader
Study Tour: Lisbon
World of Vikings: Facts, Fiction, and Fantasy
Study Tour: Isle of Man-York
Architecture & Design Session - Copenhagen 
7 Weeks | 7 or 9 Credits | June 14 - July 31 
In this signature summer session, enroll in a studio and its corequisite course that includes:
  • 6 weeks studio in Copenhagen 
  • 1 week-long, course-integrated Study Tour in Europe 
  • Work on challenging assignments dealing with real issues on sites in Copenhagen, in intimate studio settings alongside a small group of fellow students 
  • Visits to cutting-edge examples of architecture and design in and around Copenhagen on Field Studies 
7-Credit Studio Packages
Architecture Design Studio + Visual Journal 
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden
Architecture Foundations Studio + Visual Journal 
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden
Graphic Design Studio + Visual Journal
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden
Graphic Design Foundations Studio + Visual Journal
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden
Interior Architecture Studio + Visual Journal
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden
Urban Design Studio + Visual Journal 
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden
9-Credit Studio Package
Furniture Design Studio + Furniture Design in Scandinavia 
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden
CYA Partnership Course
4 Weeks | 4 Credits | June 21 - July 17
This course includes:
  • 4 weeks in Athens and Copenhagen
  • Study Tour to two different islands
Tasting Culture: Nordic and Mediterranean Food, Tradition, and Nutrition
Study Tour: Islands of Naxos, Greece and Samsø, Denmark

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An Affiliate is a partner organization that is evaluated and approved by the University of Utah. Affiliates offer classes in both English and the host language. You may take classes with other U.S. students, international students, or students from the host country. Many affiliates provide special services such as visa support, housing, cultural excursions, and on-site staffing to help you navigate your host country.


  1. Complete Learning Abroad 101. This is a short information session about programs, applications, financial aid, and scholarships. You can complete Learning Abroad 101 in-person or online.
  2. Submit your Applications. You will submit TWO Applications for this Program. These Applications can be completed at the same time.
    • U of U Application- Click Apply Now at the top of your screen to get started and submit the Initial Payment.
    • Affiliate Application- Click on the Homepage link above to find your Affiliate Application. Contact the Affiliate if you have questions.
  3. Commit to your U of U Application. You will receive an acceptance email to your Umail account. Log into your U of U Application and Commit to your Program within 3 business days of acceptance!
  4. Upload your Affiliate Acceptance Letter. When you receive your acceptance letter from the Affiliate, upload a copy in your U of U Application.
  5. Complete the Post-Decision Steps. Finish the Post-Decision steps in your U of U Application by the deadlines provided.



  • TENTATIVE dates are listed above. Compare the dates to the University of Utah academic calendar to avoid scheduling conflicts.
  • You are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the host country for most Programs.
  • Do not purchase your flight until you read the instructions in the Learning Abroad Handbook.


Students enrich their time abroad by earning Learning Abroad Badges such as:
Badge Opportunities
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  • Program advising is available through our Learning Abroad Coordinators.
  • You will automatically be assigned to a Coordinator when you start your U of U Application. Coordinators are assigned based on your major.
  • You must complete Learning Abroad 101 before meeting with a Coordinator.


Interested in learning more about the academic, financial, and logistical aspects of our Programs? The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's financial, disciplinary, administrative, academic, and logistical expectations. You’ll find videos, tips, and resources that help you make the most of your experience before, during, and after your Program.


It is your responsibility to read, understand, and adhere to the terms and conditions of your Program. Terms and conditions are outlined in the Learning Abroad Handbook, Learning Abroad website, and in your Program Application. Terms and conditions may also be communicated to you through digital, verbal, and hard copy communication. Contact Learning Abroad with any questions or concerns.