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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Type: Homestay, Residence Hall Area of Study: Education, Elementary Education, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
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Child Development & Diversity
 
Find out why Scandinavia is known as one of the most progressive places for raising children to be competent, independent, democratic, and social beings. Cross-cultural approaches to current practices when working with children and youth in educational and social contexts serve as the foundation for class discussions. Coursework threads academic topics with hands-on practicum experiences in Danish nurseries, preschools, and public schools, as well as reflections during Field Studies and Study Tours, to provide new perspectives on child development and education.

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Is this program right for you?

It is a good fit if you study:

  • Child Development
  • Education/Educational Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Human Development
View this program at DISabroad.org

Core Courses

Child Development and Education 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, 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.


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Core Course Study Tours

This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: Helsinki
  • Core Course Week: Denmark

Early in the semester, you delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you travel on a short Study Tour for three days in Denmark or a neighboring country, combined with a two-day seminar in Copenhagen. Later in the semester, you travel again with your Core Course on a week-long Study Tour in Europe.

While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in your field who contribute to furthering your understanding of course topics. Study Tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose you to additional cultural perspectives. You have the opportunity to visit sites and experts in your field of interest that you may not otherwise have access to.


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Elective Courses

Add elective courses to complement your Core Course at DIS Copenhagen. You decide how to build your course load based on your needs and interests!

Electives range across disciplines and include research, workshops, studios, and even Exploration Electives, which come with a travel component.

Visit our website to view the full list of over 200 additional elective courses! 
 

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Budget Information:
To calculate an estimate of the total cost of your program, use the Cost Estimate Template.xlsx and do the following:
1. Go to the DIS website, https://disabroad.org/copenhagen/semester/programs/ , and scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Tuition and Fees under the DIS column.
2. Click on the appropriate year and term of your program.  The cost listed under the Total column is the cost of your tuition and housing.
3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and add the expenses listed under Estimated Additional Expenses.
4.  In addition to these fees, add the following costs to arrive at your total cost
 
  • Application fee - $65
  • Study Abroad Administrative fee - $460
  • WSU Laptop fee (semester students only) - $485
  • Passport ($140) 
If you would like further assistance in calculating the cost of your program, please email studyabroad@winona.edu
 

 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission 08/20/2022 12/17/2022
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission 08/20/2022 05/13/2023
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission 01/14/2023 05/13/2023
Fall 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2023-2024 03/01/2023 ** 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.