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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 Click here for a definition of this term International Component: In-person
Program Description:
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DIS Summer in Scandinavia 

Our summer calendar makes it easy to mix and match sessions between Stockholm and Copenhagen 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. 

Why Study at DIS This Summer?

Engage in High-Impact Courses 

Choose from over 95 courses that allow you to build your resumé, network with experts in the field, and explore Sweden or Denmark through an academic lens. Enroll in signature sessions to gain international lab and research experience, or expand your design skills in studio from a Nordic perspective.
Mix and Match Sessions
Build your own unique study abroad experience – stay for one session or create your own complementary summer package by adding sessions at DIS Stockholm, DIS Copenhagen, or both!  
Make Your Mark 
Intellectually stimulating courses taught in English challenge you to examine issues from various perspectives as you debate, analyze, and reflect on contemporary topics and burning issues. 

Build Your Knowledge in New Settings
DIS faculty teach what they do, bringing theory to life by sharing real-life experiences and cases, and introducing you to their network with local Field Studies and guest lectures.
Go on Study Tour to Europe
Use Europe as your classroom when on week-long Study Tours during Sessions 2, Session 3, and the Architecture & Design Session. Study Tours help contextualize your understanding of topics while in a relevant destination. 
Get an Easy Overview of Costs
DIS offers you transparent, comprehensive fees with no hidden costs. Tuition includes housing, Study Tours (if offered in your session), Field Studies, textbooks, local commuting costs, transport between sessions, and an Arrival Workshop. 
Join an Inclusive Student Community 
Explore, discuss, debate, and reflect in a welcoming and supportive learning environment. 
Seek Support When You Need It
Academic counseling and personal support resources are available to you during your time abroad, providing you a solid foundation upon which to grow.

Course Offerings
Lab & Research Session
6 Weeks | 6 Credits | May 22 - July 2

In this signature summer session, enroll in lab or research opportunities that include:
  • 6 weeks in Copenhagen or Stockholm
  • Invaluable international lab experience focusing on simulations of biomedical procedures or neurodegeneration modeling
  • Joining an engaged community of scholars across various disciplines to collaborate on their research projects as a Research Assistant
DIS Stockholm
Biomedical Lab
Research Assistantship (see website for specific openings)

DIS Copenhagen
Research Assistantship (see website for specific openings)

Session 1
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | May 22 - June 10
In this session, choose 1 course that includes:
  • 3 weeks in Copenhagen or Stockholm
  • Local explorations beyond the classroom on Field Studies

DIS Stockholm
Affective Neuroscience: Emotions, Cognition, and Behavior
Forensic Psychology
Human Trafficking in a Global Context
Medical Diagnostics
Public Mental Health
Storytelling Through Photography
Transgender in Scandinavia
Understanding Terrorism: Causes, Solutions, and Dilemmas

DIS Copenhagen
Behavioral Economics: European Case Studies
Children with Special Needs
Development and Programming of Serious Games
Digital Media in Marketing
Environmental Philosophy
Food and Identity
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe & Practicum
(Note: This course runs over Sessions 1 & 2, for 6 credits)
Nordic Mythology
Positive Psychology
Psychology of Criminal Behavior
Psychology of Human Sexuality
Social Brain: Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors
Social Change and Active Citizenship
Sports Medicine: Performance and Fatigue
Strategies for Urban Livability
Sustainable Business Strategy
Sustainable Denmark: Solutions and Dilemmas

Session 2
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | June 13 - July 2
In this session, choose 1 course that includes:
  • 2 weeks in Copenhagen or Stockholm
  • 1 week-long, course-integrated Study Tour in Europe
  • Local explorations beyond the classroom on Field Studies

DIS Stockholm 
Comparative Economics: Global Risks and European Responses (Study Tour: Athens)
Engineering Sustainable Environments in Scandinavia (Study Tour: Iceland) 
Gender, Equality, and Sexuality in Scandinavia (Study Tour: Berlin)
Power of Women in the Viking Age (Study Tour: Iceland)
Precision Medicine: Tailored Treatment in Clinical Practice (Study Tour: Dublin)
Psychology of Emerging Adulthood (Study Tour: Bologna-Florence)
Psychology of Violence and Hate (Study Tour: Berlin)
Travel Writing (Study Tour: Croatia)

DIS Copenhagen
African American Expats in Copenhagen and Paris (Study Tour: Paris)
Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning (Study Tour: London)
Climate Change and Glaciers (Study Tour: Arctic Norway or Iceland)
Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness (Study Tour: Florence) 
Early Childhood: Nordic Education and Parenting (Study Tour: Finland)
European Biodiversity (Study Tour: Andorra-Spain)
European Clinical Psychology (Study Tour: Vienna)
Food, Taste, and Waste (Study Tour: Barcelona) 
Good Life, The (Study Tour: French Riviera)
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 (Study Tour: Helsinki-Stockholm)
(Note: This course runs over Sessions 1 & 2, for 6 credits)
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)
Postcolonial Europe: Narratives, Nationalism, and Race (Study Tour: Finland-Norway)
Prostitution and the Sex Trade (Study Tour: Amsterdam)
Renewable Energy Systems (Study Tour: Germany)
Sustainable Development in Northern Europe (Study Tour: Norway)
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective (Study Tour: Brussels-Munich)
Visual Culture of Cities (Study Tour: Berlin)

Session 3
4 Weeks | 4 Credits | July 4 - July 30
In this session, choose 1 course that includes:
  • 3 weeks in Copenhagen or Stockholm
  • 1 week-long, course-integrated Study Tour in Europe
  • Local explorations beyond the classroom on Field Studies

DIS Stockholm
Emigration. Immigration, and Integration: The Nordic Experience (Study Tour: Reykjavik)
History of Photography in Europe: Technology, Culture, Art (Study Tour: London) 
Lifespan Psychology: Shaping the Self (Study Tour: Zurich)
Migration and the City (Study Tour: Sicily)
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (Study Tour: Budapest-Vienna)
Political Extremism and the Threats to Democracy (Study Tour: Budapest)
Public Health Policy in Practice (Study Tour: Belfast-Dublin)
World of Vikings: Facts, Fiction, and Fantasy (Study Tour: Iceland)

DIS Copenhagen
Arctic Ecology (Study Tour: Disko Island, Greenland)
Bicycle Urbanism (Study Tour: Netherlands)
Children in a Multicultural Context (Study Tour: London)
European Genocides (Study Tour: Poland)
Philosophy of Happiness (Study Tour: French Riviera)
Positive Organizational Psychology (Study Tour: Vienna)
Strategic Leader (Study Tour: Lisbon)

Architecture & Design Session - Copenhagen 
7 Weeks | 7 or 9 Credits | June 13 - July 30 
In this signature summer session, enroll in a studio and its corequisite course that includes:
  • 6 weeks studio in Copenhagen 
  • 1 week-long, course-integrated Study Tour in Europe
  • Work on challenging assignments dealing with real issues on sites in Copenhagen, in intimate studio settings alongside a small group of fellow students 
  • Visits to cutting-edge examples of architecture and design in and around Copenhagen on Field Studies 
7-Credit Studio Packages
Architecture Design Studio and Visual Journal (Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden)
Architecture Foundations Studio and Visual Journal (Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden)
Graphic Design Studio and Visual Journal (Study Tour: Finland-Sweden)
Graphic Design Foundations Studio and Visual Journal (Study Tour: Finland-Sweden)
Interior Architecture Studio and Visual Journal (Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden)
Urban Design Studio and Visual Journal (Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden)

9-Credit Studio Package
Furniture Design Studio and Furniture Design in Scandinavia (Study Tour: Finland-Sweden)

DIS Website LInk


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 2021 02/15/2021
Rolling Admission 05/25/2021 07/31/2021
Summer 2022 02/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission 05/22/2022 07/30/2022

** 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