Study Abroad

Danish Institute for Study Abroad

Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish Institute for Study Abroad

Students apply directly to DIS but you must indicate you will receive credit from the University of Minnesota, the school of record for DIS.  We strongly encourage you to select housing with Danish students or a Danish family; the other options provide only minimum contact with Danish life.

In choosing courses, take care to only select liberal arts courses.  Many of the course options at DIS are not liberal arts courses (e.g. business, medicine) and will not be awarded Amherst credit.

Students are expected to take Danish as one of the courses on the program.

Language(s) of instruction available: English
Language pre-requisites:

None, but you are required to take a Danish course as one of your courses on the program.

Academic specialties: Anthropology, Architecture Studies, Art and the History of Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Studies, European Studies, History, Neuroscience, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations:
Housing: Homestay, Dorm with local students, Dorm with program students, Dorm with international students
"Personally – I learned a lot about myself by studying abroad. I learned what I wanted in my friendships. I learned why a social democracy exists within Denmark. I learned different conceptions of equality. I learned how language impacts my thoughts and the thoughts of others. I experienced a less stressful way of existing in the world."
-Sunil Suckoo '16

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 2-7pm
Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

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