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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
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Semester/summer Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Type: Residence Hall Area of Study: Art, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Elementary Education, English, Finance, Geoscience, Global Studies, History, Law and Society, Marketing, Mass Communication, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
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. 

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Highlights of Spending Your Summer with DIS
  • Flexibility! DIS courses run in several sessions of varying length, with different start and end dates. You choose which courses and sessions are best suited to your academic goals
  • Earn credits. DIS offers courses across a wide array of disciplines. You can earn between 3 and 12 credits, and choose to enhance your major or try something new
  • Copenhagen and Stockholm as your home, Europe as your classroom. Most sessions include course-integrated study tours to relevant locations in Europe that further your perspectives on course topics
  • Stimulating, cutting-edge courses. Taught with a focus on interaction and real-life experience, all courses feature field studies in Copenhagen and Stockholm to bring classroom discussions to life
  • No hidden costs. DIS provides you with housing, study tours, and field studies, as well as your other needs such as course reading materials and textbooks, an Arrival Workshop, and 24-hour emergency support 
Lab & Research Session
6 Weeks | 6 Credits | May 25 - July 4
In this signature summer session, enroll in lab or research opportunities that include:
  • 6 weeks in Copenhagen or Stockholm
  • Invaluable international lab experience in either medical or neuroscience simulations, or join an engaged community of scholars across various disciplines to collaborate on their research project as a Research Assistant
Session 1 - Stockholm
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | May 25 - June 12 
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

Session 1 - Copenhagen
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | May 25 - June 12
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
Understanding Climate Change

Session 2 - Stockholm (Session 2 courses include a course-integrated study tour to a relevant European destination, and take you on field studies in Stockholm.) 
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | June 15 - July 4
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: Bologna-Florence
Psychology of Food
Study Tour: Paris
Translational Medicine: The Power of Biomedical Reseach
Study Tour: London-Oxford
Travel Writing
Study Tour: Croatia

Session 2 - Copenhagen (Session 2 courses include a course-integrated study tour to a relevant European destination, and take you on field studies in Copenhagen.) 
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | June 15 - July 4
Arctic Orientalism: Postcolonialism in the North
Studý 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 + Practicum (running Sessions 1 and 2, 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: London-Oslo 

Session 3 - Stockholm (Session 3 courses span four weeks, include a course-integrated study tour to a relevant European destination, and take you on field studies in Stockholm.) 
4 Weeks | 4 Credits | July 6 - August 2
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 Threat 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
World of Vikings: Facts, Fiction, and Fantasy
Study Tour: Isle of Man-York

Session 3 - Copenhagen (Session 3 courses span four weeks, include a course-integrated study tour to a relevant European destination, and take you on field studies in Copenhagen.) 
4 Weeks | 4 Credits | July 6 - August 2
Arctic Ecology
Study Tour: Disko Island and Illulissat Icefjord area, 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: Poland
European Genocides
Study Tour: Poland 
From Witches to Cyborgs: Gender, Race, and Resistance
Study Tour: Barcelona
Good Life, The: Philosophy of Happiness
Study Tour: French Riviera/Provence
Propaganda: Fakes and Facts
Study Tour: Brussels
Strategic Leader
Study Tour: Florence
Tasting Culture: Nordic and Mediterranean Food, Tradition, and Nutrition
Study Tours: Islands of Naxos, Greece, and Samsø, Denmark (two weekend tours)
(Special course divided in two locations between Copenhagen with DIS and Athens in partnership with CYA. See website for details!)
Architecture & Design Session - Copenhagen (Architecture & Design is a signature summer offering that exposes you to Scandinavian design culture through lectures, hands-on assignments, field studies to sites in Copenhagen, and week-long faculty-led study tours.)
7 Weeks | 7 or 9 Credits | June 15 - August 2 

You will enroll in a 6-credit studio course with a 1-credit Visual Journal corequisite that runs simultaneously. For Furniture Design Studio, the corequisite is a 3-credit lecture course. DIS has a cross-disciplinary studio approach. You will study and work on project-based assignments alongside students from all disciplines and levels of design and architecture. 

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
Furniture Design Studio + Furniture Design in Scandinavia (9 credits)
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden
Living in DIS-arranged housing lets you have the independence to focus on your academics while living in safe and convenient locations within the Greater Stockholm and/or Copenhagen areas.

Live with Local Students:
Live as local students do in university housing. Universities in Stockholm and Copenhagen do not have housing on their campuses. Instead, co-ed residential buildings accommodate university students across these cities. In Stockholm, these residences are called Studentboende and in Copenhagen, Kollegium.

Live with DIS Students:
Live with fellow students from North American universities and take part in building relationships in a Residential Community. Build a community with other DIS students and challenge yourself to engage locally, as you will have to be proactive to meet locals and get a feel for their culture. Residential Communities can be structured differently, housing a varying number of students. The Communities are co-ed residences.

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, , 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

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2022 02/01/2022 ** 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.