Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UMass Amherst applicants only
  • Program Costs: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Regine John Click here for a definition of this term Who Can Apply?: UMA Only
Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Communication, Comparative Literature, Danish, Economics, Education, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, Finance, Geology, German and Scandinavian Studies, History, International Relations, Journalism, Judaic Studies, Landscape Architecture, Legal Studies, Management, Marketing, Microbiology, Modern European Studies, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Social Thought and Political Economy, Sociology, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Click here for a definition of this term Host Institution: Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3
Click here for a definition of this term Additional Requirements: see program description and DIS website, For some programs Click here for a definition of this term Program Provider: DIS
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Community Service Learning, Exchange, US/Int'l Student Center, Volunteer Component Click here for a definition of this term In Classes With: Mostly US Students
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing: 2nd Sem Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Family Home Stay, Residence Hall, Room w/Local Host
Program Description:

Study Abroad at DIS and enhance your major, broaden your horizons, and acquire valuable cross-cultural skills and experiences with other motivated, curious and energetic students from selective US colleges and universities. Learn and experience Europe through forward-thinking academic study abroad programs and courses, integrated study tours across Europe, unique accommodation options and an extensive cultural immersion program.

DIS – Danish Institute for Study Abroad is a government-recognized, high-quality study abroad program established in 1959 with over 1500 students coming each year. All DIS courses and academic programs are intellectually stimulating and challenging – and are all taught in English. But at DIS, study abroad is not solely about academics, it is about providing a one-off-a-kind opportunity for students to experience new situations and build and develop leadership skills for a globalized world. That is why DIS is dedicated to providing the complete study abroad experience.


DIS is located in the heart of medieval Copenhagen. On your way to class, you will navigate through a network of walking streets, squares packed with outdoor cafes, canals lined with colorful facades, castles surrounded by flowering public gardens, and twisting spires dotting the skyline.


Academically Challenging Study Abroad Courses Taught in English

  • Build your own study abroad curriculum from over 200 courses taught across a great spectrum of majors, but each from a European, Scandinavian or Danish viewpoint

  • Study in a high-impact learning environment: Interactive classrooms that combine expert faculty, guest lectures and field studies to create an intense learning experience that will both challenge and inspire 

  • Focus on the major questions and burning issues of our time

  • Benefit from straight-forward credit transfer from DIS to your home university.

Cross-Cultural Leadership Skills for the Global Job Market

  • Develop skills that meet the challenges of a globalized world and an international job market, so you are equipped for employers' expectations of cross-cultural understanding

  • Learn through cultural immersion and build strong interactive skills as your thoughts and ideas cross international borders

  • Increase your decision making skills through an expanded awareness of diverse viewpoints, differing working methods and local idiosyncrasies.

Europe as your Study Abroad Classroom

  • Do it all - why choose to study or travel when you can have the best of both worlds? 

  • Be inspired by credit-bearing, faculty-led, course-integrated study tours that take you to amazing, academically inspirational destinations across Europe, Russia, and perhaps even to Greenland

  • Discover even more of Europe through field trips, adventure tours and day trips, all organized through DIS.

Experience through Cultural Immersion

  • Live the local culture through voluntary involvement in a range of social, sporting, religious and cultural programs

  • Sign up to join organizations and clubs at the ‘Immerse Yourself Fair’, where local groups, clubs and societies offer you the chance to join and take part in their activities

  • Maximize your study abroad experience by meeting and socializing with Danes your own age and interacting with the local culture.

Living Arrangements

  • Choose to live with a host family and get the opportunity to really integrate into Danish daily life and build what are often lifelong friendships!

  • Live with a Danish roommate, who can be your local tour guide, Danish tutor and friend

  • Have a unique experience by staying at a Folkehøjskole – a great cultural tradition that many young Danes enjoy

Live like a local student in a residence hall (kollegium) and become more independent and self-reliant.

For more info got


UMass students receive a discount since we have an exchange partnership with DIS. Please take a look at the budget sheets above.

Nyhavn, Copenhagen