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DIS - Study Abroad in Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Restrictions: F&M applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of F&M approval for this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Apartment, Dorm, Homestay, Other
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Term: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
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Program Advisor: Dean Sue Mennicke Area of Study: Anthropology, Art and Art History, Biology, Business, Economics, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Government, History, Pre-Health, Sociology
Program Type: Study Center
Program Description:
Program Description:

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Copenhagen as your home, Europe as your classroom

Enhance your major, engage and immerse, broaden your horizons, and acquire valuable cross-cultural skills with other motivated, curious, and energetic students from American universities.

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Academically Challenging Courses Taught in English
• Build your own curriculum from 23 programs and over 200 elective courses taught across a great spectrum of majors, but each through a Danish, Scandinavian, and European lens.
• Our programs feature a core course with faculty-led, course-integrated study tours that take you to academically inspirational destinations across Europe.
• Interactive classrooms combine expert faculty, guest lectures, and field studies to create an intense, experiential learning environment that will both challenge and inspire you.

Choose from 23 DIS Programs:
• Biomedicine
• Child Diversity & Development
• European Humanities
• European Politics
• Global Economics
• International Business
• Justice & Human Rights
• Medical Practice & Policy
• Neuroscience
• Prostitution & the Sex Trade
• Psychology
• Public Health
• Science & the Environment
• Sociology
• Sustainability in Europe
• Urban Studies in Europe

Summer Study Abroad: 
DIS offers a range of summer courses of varying lengths and structures, and many include a study tour to a destination in Denmark or Europe.

• Choose from a variety of summer courses across various disciplines, running in two consecutive three-week sessions.
• For students interested in Architecture & Design, Furniture Design, or Textile Design in Scandinavia, the program comes as a comprehensive package offering nine credits; six credits for studio and three credits for the corresponding lecture course. Programs run from late June to mid-August.

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Cultural immersion and Engagement
Choose from six diverse housing options
• Take the DIS Language & Culture Course
• Explore Danish culture with DIS buddies and visiting host families
• Participate in DIS local trips and clubs, as well as an Activities & Immersion Fair to introduce you to local organizations
• Short and long term volunteer options


Franklin & Marshall Academic Policy
F&M requires all students to enroll in a full course load at the host institution or off-campus study program. You can typically find this information on the program partner's website. In many cases, this will be four or five courses for a semester. Many programs grant course credit in U.S. semester credit hours. Franklin & Marshall will award four F&M course credits for a total of 15 or 16 U.S. semester credit hours.  If the total number of credits for your program is more than 16 or less than 15, divide the total number by four to find out how many course credits you will receive (this includes summer study).

Courses on off-campus study programs must be taken for a letter grade, not on a pass/no pass basis. Grades from off-campus study program courses will appear on your Franklin & Marshall transcript, but they will not be calculated into your cumulative GPA.

Courses taken off-campus may be able to satisfy major, minor, language or distribution requirements (Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Non-Western Cultures or Natural Science Lab) in addition to general elective credit. Courses may fulfill more than one requirement. Please note that Franklin & Marshall cannot issue transfer credit for a course taken in a department that is not represented at the College.  If a course does not clearly fall under a department, the off-campus study advising staff can help you determine whether or not it can be accepted for credit.

Franklin & Marshall Housing Policy
Housing options during your off-campus study program will vary by program. Some programs may allow students to choose their housing option; other programs require all students to live in a certain type of housing. Typical housing arrangements may include apartments, homestays, or on-campus housing at a local university. Please visit the program homepage to determine your program's housing options or requirements.

Please note that some programs may offer students the option to pursue independent housing (outside of the regular housing options provided by the program). F&M does not allow students to choose independent housing unless there is a significant academic or cultural reason (such as wanting to live in a homestay when only apartment housing is provided). Independent housing carries many risks and F&M and the program provider cannot provide any support to students who pursue independent housing. Students who are interested in pursuing independent housing will need to contact their off-campus study adviser to petition for approval to pursue this option.

Financial Policy, Financial Aid and Scholarships
During the academic year, students will continue to be eligible for financial aid during a term of off-campus study.   This includes federal and state loans and Franklin & Marshall merit scholarships and need-based grants.  In general, eligibility for financial aid is based on Franklin & Marshall tuition, cost of housing and meals from the off-campus study program, and an allowance for books and personal expenses.  Your annual estimated family contribution as generated by your FAFSA will remain the same regardless of program costs. Students who receive Grant-in-Aid benefits will continue to access these benefits for the semester off-campus. This benefit is only available to students of eligible full-time F&M faculty and staff.

Students may be eligible for additional scholarships outside of F&M, please review the Scholarships section of the website for more information.

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Experiences Off-Campus
Everyone has a different study abroad experience. My experience is not going to be the same as anyone else's, as cliche as it sounds, and that's OK. But, if there is one thing that I gained from my time abroad in Denmark, I have gained a better understanding of the challenges that I am able to overcome and next challenge that I want in life. In addition, I learned how many Danish pastries my stomach could handle in a day, up to 5...
     — Eun Kyeong Jeong, Spring 2014
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