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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UNC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Apps for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
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Study Abroad Contact: Sofia Mouritsen Program type: Partner Provider
Program features: Research/Field Study Area of study: Biology, Communication studies, Computer Science, Economics, History, Human development and family studies, Political science, Sociology
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Housing options: Apartment, Residence Hall Language prerequisite: No
Language of instruction: English
Program Description:
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DIS: Summer

Scandinavia as your home. Europe as your classroom.

Study for 6-10 weeks in Copenhagen and/or Stockholm and earn credit toward your UNC degree!

DIS is a study abroad institution with programs in Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden. DIS offers students enrolled in North American universities engaging and challenging coursework enriched by faculty who teach what they do, field studies, hands-on learning opportunities, and study tours across Europe. Cultural engagement opportunities integrate students into the local culture and students gain academic knowledge and intercultural skills to prepare for a globalized world. DIS students are usually undergraduate juniors or seniors from highly selective North American universities.

"This was my first time abroad and I miss Stockholm almost like it's been my home all my life. I think about Sweden almost every day."
-UNC student, Summer 2018


Stockholm and Copenhagen are both hubs to industries and fields relevant to DIS coursework. Hands-on learning experiences take students out of the classroom to meet experts, explore historic sites and exhibitions, and hear from locals. Through courses, students get to know the cities they call home for the summer.
Which city will you make your home this summer?
The two cities are distinctly unique, but they also complement each other!  Read about these two favorite capitals of northern Europe and find out what they’re all about:
  • Stockholm: Sweden’s capital, situated on 14 islands, where the vibrant metropolis is set in serene surroundings
  • Copenhagen: Denmark’s capital,  one of the most livable cities in the world

Courses & Credits

The DIS curriculum includes courses which cannot be studied elsewhere, or which can be better studied in Copenhagen and Stockholm due to the academic resources available there.

The DIS summer program is organized into four sessions with a variety of courses in both Copenhagen and Stockholm. UNC students are required to participate in at least two sessions , taking one class in each session. Students can stay in the same location (Copenhagen or Stockholm) or can mix-and-match locations.
  • Session One: 3 weeks, 3 credits. Courses are based entirely in Copenhagen or Stockholm with local field studies around the city.
  • Session Two: 3 weeks, 3 credits. Courses are based in Copenhagen or Stockholm and include a five-day, course integrated study tour in Europe.
  • Session Three: 4 weeks, 4 credits. Courses are based in Copenhagen or Stockholm and include a five-day, course integrated study tour in Europe.
  • Architecture & Design: 7 weeks, 9 credits. Architecture & Design courses based in Copenhagen and includes a five-day, course integrated study tour in Europe. 
  • Lab & Research: 6 weeks, 6 credits. International lab or research assistantship opportunities based on Copenhagen or Stockholm with local field studies around the city. 

Explore course offerings in Copenhagen and Stockholm using DIS's Course Finder. Each applicant will submit their preferred course selections as part of the online application. Please see more info on the rolling admissions timeline under Application Process, below.

"Studying with DIS allowed me to take classes outside of my major, and still graduate on time. The courses at DIS all cover super current topics, often things we would deem 'uncomfortable' or 'inappropriate' to talk about in the US. This is actually something the program prides itself on, the ability to teach about these topics that are very relevant, yet often not discussed.​"
-UNC student, Summer 2018

DIS Entrepreneurship Practicum
Similar to an internship in an entrepreneurial field, the Practicum is worth 3 credit hours and is a corequisite with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe course during sessions 1 and 2. Look up the Practicum in the Course Finder to learn more.

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.

Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
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All participants have the opportunity to live in DIS housing for the entire duration of their program. The DIS housing and student affairs fee includes a local SIM card to use in your mobile phone.

"Definitely live with locals (as well as others from your program, if possible). The interweaving of cultures made things fun, fascinating and allowed me to become better adjusted/educated about the local culture."
-UNC student, Summer 2018 
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Program Costs

All UNC students automatically receive a $300-400 per session scholarship in the form of a program discount. Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
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Application Process

This program has rolling admissions, which means that the Study Abroad Office will make a decision on an application for this program as soon as possible after it is complete. We encourage students to complete their applications early. NOTE: Transcripts must contain the final grades for the semester prior to the application deadline. The deadlines below are the last dates to submit an application.

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. Follow the instructions on your UNC application to submit the supplemental application required by the partner institution.
  3. Submit your DIS location and session as part of your online application.
  4. In order to participate in the program, both the Study Abroad Office and partner institution must accept your application. Note that decision notification timelines may differ.

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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 02/10/2023
02/13/2023 05/22/2023 07/01/2023

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Apps for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1