- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 3.0 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Junior standing or above at the start of the program
Ignite your love of learning, further your academic achievements, develop intercultural understanding, and acquire life skills essential for engaged citizenship. Discover Europe and meet the unexpected. DIS summer courses are taught with a focus on real-life experience and feature field studies in Copenhagen and Stockholm to bring classroom discussions to life.
Sessions vary in length with differing start and end dates. You choose which are best suited to your academic goals; pick any combination of courses irrespective of discipline, length, or credits available. Sessions 2, 3, and 4 include course-integrated study tours to relevant locations in Europe that further your perspectives on course topics.
Summer: mid May - early August
Dates will vary depending on the choice of sessions, refer to the program website for the specific dates.
Stockholm and Copenhagen are both hubs to industries and fields relevant to your courses. Hands-on learning experiences take you out of the classroom – you meet experts, explore historic sites and exhibitions, and hear from locals that add to your perspective. Through your courses, you get to know the cities you call home for the summer.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.
All rooms are in apartments located within Copenhagen, and roommate(s) are generally between 18 and 27 years of age. Apartments come in all sizes, but note that apartments in Europe tend to be smaller than in the U.S., often with limited communal space.
There are two types of residence halls available through DIS, first a student would live with local university students.Universities in Stockholm and Copenhagen do not have housing on their campuses. Instead, co-ed residential buildings accommodate university students across these cities. In Stockholm, these residences are called Studentboende and in Copenhagen, Kollegium.
The second a student would be living with other DIS students. Build a community with other DIS students and challenge yourself to engage locally, as you will have to be proactive to meet locals and get a feel for their culture. Whether you are studying in Stockholm or Copenhagen, this housing is referred to as Residential Communities. These can be structured differently, housing a varying number of students. The Communities are co-ed residences.
Independent housing is not permitted on this program. There will be no exceptions.
Meals are not provided on this program.