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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Fall, Full year, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing: Apartment, Homestay, Residence halls Area of study: History, Politics, Sociology, Urban Studies
Class Status: 3-junior, 4-senior
Program Description:
Urban Studies

Discover how the city has become the focal point for cultural expression, social change, and political tension. Often symbolizing freedom and upward mobility, the city promises a better life while also creating challenges and fears. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Use Copenhagen as your classroom on field studies that explore its dramatic urban change over the past few decades, from the development of a welfare state to a cutting-edge, sustainable, and livable city 
  • Travel with your faculty and classmates on course-integrated study tours to compare how European cities are currently developing their infrastructure from both the Eastern and Western European sociopolitical contexts 
  • Engage in a dynamic dialogue with a variety of guest lecturers including local historians, sociologists, and urban planners 

STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study urban design, urban studies, politics, or sociology and wish to examine contemporary cities through a multidisciplinary academic lens. 

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CORE COURSE

The European Urban Experience: Why Cities Matter
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Cities are both creative and destructive friction machines, full of contradictory tensions, goals, and visions about what constitutes the good life. This course examines the driving forces of this friction within a European context, including social, economic, environmental, technical, cultural, historical, and spatial influences. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Budapest-Vienna 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Northern Germany + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/16/2017 10/23/2017 TBA TBA
Full year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/16/2018 03/23/2018 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.