DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia
Rochester applicants only
Language of instruction:
Homestay, Residence halls
Area of study:
Creative Writing, English, Literature
Arts, Sciences & Engineering
Walk in the footsteps of the continent’s finest and most groundbreaking authors and poets and make traveling a literary adventure. Experience Europe through a literary lens and discover the importance of place in literature by visiting the venues and hideouts of Nordic contemporary writers.
Literature opens up for known and unknown places, real and imaginary. In this course, discover comparative perspectives on European literature through in-depth analysis and close readings of texts written by modern and classic writers. On our short Study Tour, we seek out the literary voices of Copenhagen and the island of Fanø in the North Sea. On the week-long Study Tour to Berlin, we read literature on-site, originally written in and about this important metropolis, to explore how the city influences our reading, and vice versa.
Core Course Study Tours
This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:
Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin
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.
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.