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Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Housing Option: Apartment, Dorm/Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Architecture, Biology, Communication, Culture, Design, Economics, Education and Human Ecology, English, Environment and Natural Resources, Geography, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Health Behavior and Health Promotion, Health Services Management and Policy, History, Humanities, International Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Third Party Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Credit Evaluation Required Click here for a definition of this term Program Features: Internship, Research
Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Rebecca McMunn
Program Description:
DIS Summer in Scandinavia 
Our summer calendar makes it easy to mix and match sessions between Copenhagen and Stockholm and stay for the amount of time that is right for you. Choose from three-, four-, or seven-week sessions, or combine sessions to stay up to 10 weeks. You can earn up to 12 credits over your summer. 

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Highlights of Spending Your Summer with DIS
  • Flexibility! DIS courses run in several sessions of varying length, with different start and end dates. You choose which courses and sessions are best suited to your academic goals
  • Earn credits. DIS offers courses across a wide array of disciplines. You can earn between 3 and 12 credits, and choose to enhance your major or try something new
  • Copenhagen and Stockholm as your home, Europe as your classroom. Most sessions include course-integrated study tours to relevant locations in Europe that further your perspectives on course topics
  • Stimulating, cutting-edge courses. Taught with a focus on interaction and real-life experience, all courses feature field studies in Copenhagen and Stockholm to bring classroom discussions to life
  • No hidden costs. DIS provides you with housing, study tours, and field studies, as well as your other needs such as course reading materials and textbooks, an Arrival Workshop, and 24-hour emergency support 
Lab & Research Session
6 Weeks | 6 Credits | May 25 - July 4
In this signature summer session, enroll in lab or research opportunities that include:
  • 6 weeks in Copenhagen or Stockholm
  • Invaluable international lab experience in either medical or neuroscience simulations, or join an engaged community of scholars across various disciplines to collaborate on their research project as a Research Assistant
Session 1 - Stockholm
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | May 25 - June 12 
Behavioral Economics: European Case Studies
Glued to the Screen: TV Shows, Norms, and Culture
Medical Diagnostics
Scandinavian Crime Fiction
Understanding Terrorism: Causes, Solutions, and Dilemmas

Session 1 - Copenhagen
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | May 25 - June 12
Active Citizenship in Denmark
Activism: Gender, Sexuality, and Race
Children with Special Needs
Creativity, Brain, and Self
Development and Programming of Serious Games
Early Childhood: Nordic Education and Parenting
Environmental Philosophy 
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach 
Human Trafficking in a Global Context
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe + Entrepreneurship Practicum (Note: This course runs over Session 1 and Session 2, for 6 credits total)
Medical Ethics
Nordic Mythology
Positive Psychology 
Psychology of Criminal Behavior 
Psychology of Human Sexuality 
Social Brain: Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors 
Sports Medicine: Performance and Fatigue 
Storytelling Through Photography 
Strategies for Urban Livability 
Sustainable Business Strategy
Sustainable Denmark: Solutions and Dilemmas
Understanding Climate Change

Session 2 - Stockholm (Session 2 courses include a course-integrated study tour to a relevant European destination, and take you on field studies in Stockholm.) 
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | June 15 - July 4
Affective Neuroscience: Emotions, Cognition, and Behavior
Study Tour: Paris
Comparative Economics: Global Risk and European Responses
Study Tour: Athens 
Gender, Equality, and Sexuality in Scandinavia
Study Tour: Berlin
Migration and the City
Study Tour: Sicily
Popular Music and Culture: Creative Workshop
Study Tour: Lisbon
Power of Women in the Viking Age
Study Tour: Iceland
Psychology of Emerging Adulthood
Study Tour: Bologna-Florence
Psychology of Food
Study Tour: Paris
Translational Medicine: The Power of Biomedical Reseach
Study Tour: London-Oxford
Travel Writing
Study Tour: Croatia

Session 2 - Copenhagen (Session 2 courses include a course-integrated study tour to a relevant European destination, and take you on field studies in Copenhagen.) 
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | June 15 - July 4
Arctic Orientalism: Postcolonialism in the North
Studý Tour: Lapland
Children in a Multicultural Context
Study Tour: London 
Climate Change and Glaciers
Study Tour: Arctic Norway or Iceland
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Study Tour: Berlin
European Clinical Psychology
Study Tour: Vienna 
Food and Identity
Study Tour: Barcelona 
Healthcare systems: A Comparative Approach 
Study Tour: Netherlands
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
Study Tour: Berlin or Vienna 
Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict
Study Tour: Bosnia
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe + Practicum (running Sessions 1 and 2, 6 credits total)
Study Tour: Helsinki-Stockholm
International Strategy and Leadership: Case Studies
Study Tour: London-Stockholm
Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development
Study Tour: Edinburgh 
Neuroscience of Fear
Study Tour: Munich
Nordic Culinary Culture
Study Tour: Faroe Islands
Positive Psychology
Study Tour: Edinburgh 
Prostitution and the Sex Trade
Study Tour: Amsterdam 
Renewable Energy Systems
Study Tour: Germany 
Sex Education and Sexual Reform in Europe
Study Tour: Berlin
Sustainable Development in Northern Europe
Study Tour: Norway
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective
Study Tour: London-Oslo 

Session 3 - Stockholm (Session 3 courses span four weeks, include a course-integrated study tour to a relevant European destination, and take you on field studies in Stockholm.) 
4 Weeks | 4 Credits | July 6 - August 2
Emigration, Immigration, and Integration: The Nordic Experience
Study Tour: Reykjavik
Lifespan Psychology: Shaping the Self
Study Tour: Zurich
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Study Tour: Budapest-Vienna
Political Extremism and the Threat to Democracy
Study Tour: Budapest
Psychology of Sexual Self
Study Tour: United Kingdom 
Psychology of Violence and Hate
Study Tour: Berlin
Public Health Policy in Practice
Study Tour: Belfast-Dublin
World of Vikings: Facts, Fiction, and Fantasy
Study Tour: Isle of Man-York

Session 3 - Copenhagen (Session 3 courses span four weeks, include a course-integrated study tour to a relevant European destination, and take you on field studies in Copenhagen.) 
4 Weeks | 4 Credits | July 6 - August 2
Arctic Ecology
Study Tour: Disko Island and Illulissat Icefjord area, Greenland
Bicycle Urbanism
Study Tour: Netherlands 
Child Development: Theory and Practice
Study Tour: Finland 
Communication and Conflict: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Study Tour: Belfast-Dublin
European Biodiversity
Study Tour: Poland
European Genocides
Study Tour: Poland 
From Witches to Cyborgs: Gender, Race, and Resistance
Study Tour: Barcelona
Good Life, The: Philosophy of Happiness
Study Tour: French Riviera/Provence
Propaganda: Fakes and Facts
Study Tour: Brussels
Strategic Leader
Study Tour: Florence
Tasting Culture: Nordic and Mediterranean Food, Tradition, and Nutrition
Study Tours: Islands of Naxos, Greece, and Samsø, Denmark (two weekend tours)
(Special course divided in two locations between Copenhagen with DIS and Athens in partnership with CYA. See website for details!)
Architecture & Design Session - Copenhagen (Architecture & Design is a signature summer offering that exposes you to Scandinavian design culture through lectures, hands-on assignments, field studies to sites in Copenhagen, and week-long faculty-led study tours.)
7 Weeks | 7 or 9 Credits | June 15 - August 2 

You will enroll in a 6-credit studio course with a 1-credit Visual Journal corequisite that runs simultaneously. For Furniture Design Studio, the corequisite is a 3-credit lecture course. DIS has a cross-disciplinary studio approach. You will study and work on project-based assignments alongside students from all disciplines and levels of design and architecture. 

Architecture Design Studio + Visual Journal 
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden
Architecture Foundations Studio + Visual Journal 
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden
Graphic Design Studio + Visual Journal
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden
Graphic Design Foundations Studio + Visual Journal
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden
Interior Architecture Studio + Visual Journal
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden
Urban Design Studio + Visual Journal 
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden
Furniture Design Studio + Furniture Design in Scandinavia (9 credits)
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden
Living in DIS-arranged housing lets you have the independence to focus on your academics while living in safe and convenient locations within the Greater Stockholm and/or Copenhagen areas.

Live with Local Students:
Live as local students do in university housing. 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.

Live with DIS Students:
Live with fellow students from North American universities and take part in building relationships in a Residential Community. 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. Residential Communities can be structured differently, housing a varying number of students. The Communities are co-ed residences.


DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia offers a variety of courses in several academic disciplines. For a complete list of programs and courses offered for the current academic year, visit the DIS website. Some summer DIS program choices will differ from those offered during the academic school year.


Split your time between two European capitals. Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, was founded in the 12th century. Modern Copenhagen (population 1.5 million) combines the old-world charm of its medieval origins with the vibrant life of a modern European metropolis. Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is a crossroads of industry, fashion, politics, and research provides hands-on opportunities to explore local culture.

DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia is an internationally renowned study abroad institution. Classroom teaching is enhanced by course-integrated field studies and study tours in Denmark, Sweden, and Europe. The courses at DIS are taught in English by local professors who teach at institutions of higher learning or work in research, government, business or their respective professions.


Housing options include European-style residence hall, roommate stay, or independent (self-arranged) housing. Residence halls may be located in the suburbs. Students commute to school, using convenient, frequent commuter trains or buses that run day and night. Commutes range from 30 to 45 minutes.


Ohio State Program Contact

Rebecca McMunn
Would you like to schedule an appointment? Click here to request one.

Courses and Credits 

Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
  • Be approved. Student may either select courses from the pre-approved course list or seek course approval via the credit evaluation process; students are strongly encouraged to do this prior to submitting their applications.
  • Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
  • Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
PLEASE NOTE: Course approval, either via the pre-approved course list or completion of the credit evaluation process, does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students must consult their program provider regarding course availability and talk with their Ohio State academic advisor to ensure that approved course options are appropriate given their degree requirements. All students should have multiple back-up courses approved. Canceling participation for failure to secure approval for desired course work will be subject to the cancellation policy

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797.  Further instructions will be provided upon admission to the program.


In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must meet DIS' program-specific requirements and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.

Application instructions
Applicants are required to submit applications to OIA (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page) by the Ohio State application deadline.


Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to

Program Costs

Students will pay the DIS program fee and GeoBlue international insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2021. The DIS program fee includes tuition, course-integrated study tours and field trips, housing, host family meals, local transportation from housing to DIS and airport pick up on arrival day. Also included is the free use of textbooks for classes, library and IT services, Arrival Workshop and pre-departure advice and assistance.

OSU students participating on an OSU-approved DIS semester program will receive a discount of $3000 per semester, $500 per summer course, and $1500 per 7-week Architecture or Design program.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification from OSU, they will be held responsible for a $200 cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Students should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Please review the DIS scholarship page for additional funding opportunities. 

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.

Information Sessions 



U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country specific safety information) 
Centers for Disease Control: (pre-travel health guidance) 

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/01/2020
Rolling Admission 05/25/2020 08/02/2020
Summer 2021 01/04/2021 01/18/2021 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed