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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: WashU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2024 02/01/2024
Rolling Admission 08/16/2024 12/14/2024
Academic Year 2024-2025 02/01/2024
Rolling Admission 08/16/2024 05/10/2025
Spring 2025 05/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission 01/10/2025 05/09/2025

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

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Program Description:
DIS Copenhagen - European Politics
PROGRAM OVERVIEW dis european politics
Photo Courtesy: DIS
  In this program you will visit key European political institutions and meet political actors from lobbyists to diplomats, in a hands-on examination of how Europe functions as a whole and from region-to-region. You will acquire an in-depth understanding of international affairs and enhance your intercultural skills though the mix of classroom theory and experiential field experiences.

The European Politics program will allow you to:
  • Learn from an expert in the field of Danish and European politics, as you explore topics with your core course professor, Jacob Buksti, the former Minister for Transport in Denmark
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours. Travel to the Danish- German border to study the border region up close. Then apply this knowledge to the breaking down of borders on a broader European level on a week-long study tour to the heart of political decision making – Brussels and The Hague
  • Play the part of a European Council country in a simulation exercise, culminating in a negotiation game at the end of the semester
  • Go beyond the classroom on field studies in Copenhagen that explore governmental systems behind the scenes, such as the Danish Foreign Ministry, the European Affairs Committee of the Folketing, and the Danish ‘open prison’ system
European Politics Program

Minimum 3.0 GPA, have a major or minor in the WU approved department below, and meet all DIS eligibility requirements 

Program Dates:
Term Dates Application Deadline
Fall late August - mid December February 1
Spring mid January - mid May May 1

  Approved Departments*: International & Area Studies students are advised to select a DIS program in consultation with their Departmental Study Abroad Advisor.

International & Area Studies
*Due to anticipated high demand and concerns about capacity, Overseas Programs cannot accept departmental petitions for any of the DIS Copenhagen programs for Spring 2025.

1 WU credit = 1 DIS credit. Students are required to take at least 15 credits on the semester program.

Students studying with DIS Copenhagen typically enroll in five 3-credit classes including:
  • One core course (core course is determined by your program at DIS)
  • Four DIS "elective" courses (from over 240 elective courses, across 70 disciplines)
Please click here for more information about course offerings

Please note that the additional costs associated with study tours for optional courses are at your own expense.

  Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and is home to about 1.5 million of Denmark's 5.3 million residents. Considered a very safe metropolitan area with low crime rates, students can easily explore its many plazas and neighborhoods by walking or taking the extensive public transportation system. Founded at the end of the 12th century, Copenhagen has many historical attractions and cultural and educational institutions.

  Housing: WU students are required to live in one of the following four DIS options: homestay, Folkehøjskole, traditional Kollegium, or Danish roommate. The DIS Residential Community and Living & Learning community options are NOT available to WU students.

Please click here for more information about housing options

Student Life: Upon arrival, students participate in an extensive orientation to help them settle into to life in Copenhagen. Semester courses usually meet twice a week for 1.5 hours. In the first half of the semester, students go on an academic study tour of Denmark. Mid-semester, there is a 3-week break during which students participate in a week-long study tour for the premedical program and optional study tours, and/or independent travel during the final two weeks. During the semester, DIS staff plan social and cultural events to bring students, faculty and staff together. Students also have the opportunity to volunteer, play sports and join other clubs through DIS. In addition, Copenhagen offers many entertainment and dining options for students to take advantage of.

On-Site Support: In addition to program faculty, DIS has many staff members on-site in charge of academics, library resources, IT services, study tours, housing and more.

  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad for a semester or a year for academic credit, you will be charged tuition by Washington University at a rate equivalent to tuition on campus for the corresponding time period. WU tuition covers only the educational and administrative costs of the study abroad program.  WU tuition does not cover any study abroad program costs for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees.  Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party.

Please note that the additional costs associated with study tours for optional courses are at your own expense.

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Email the appropriate Overseas Programs Coordinator, visit us during our walk-in hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-5958 to schedule an appointment.