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International Programs

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)-Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • DIS: Danish Institute for Study Abroad;
  • Affiliated with University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Business School;
  • For English speaking students in their third or fourth year;
  • All courses are taught in English by Danish professors on staff or recruited from Copenhagen universities; and
  • DIS hosts 700 students each semester from over 100 different universities.


  • Denmark has 5.3 million people, Copenhagen has 1.8 million;
  • Denmark is a member of the E.U. and of NATO;
  • The DIS buildings are in the Old City, medieval Copenhagen; and
  • Several classrooms are in the buildings of the University of Copenhagen.


  • Students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be considered.
  • Courses are worth 3 credits.
  • Academic areas are: art history, biology, business, communications, Danish, education, English Literature, health sciences, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology.
  • Course list will be distributed.
  • Study tours and field study visits are part of the academies.
  • Optional Study Tours or Adventure Tours (Russia, Turkey, Italy, Greenland, Scotland) are run by DIS for an extra charge at cost.

Disclaimer: In case of strikes or unexpected disruption to the academic semester Loyola University will work with the host university abroad to provide additional support or other academic arrangements to enable students to complete their coursework in agreement with the rules and regulations of the host university and the laws of the host country.  Loyola University Maryland will not makes any changes to its course, grade, or credit transfer policies following such circumstances.


  • All housing is between 15- 70 minutes away from DIS
  • Housing is with Danish host families, Danish roommate or with other students in other student housings

Program Dates (Tentative)

  • Fall: late August–December
  • Spring: mid January–late May

*Airfare is not included with this program.

Application Dates

  • All applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday after Thanksgiving break of the sophomore year for both Spring and Fall semesters.

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