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DIS: European Politics
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Program Term(s):
Semester/Year
Minimum Class Standing:
Junior
Minimum GPA:
3.00
Prerequisites:
Yes
Previous Language Study Req?:
No
Language of Instruction:
English
Language courses offered:
Danish
Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
Areas of Study:
International Relations, Political Science
Program Design: Study Center, Theme based
Additional Program Options:
Field Study, Volunteer
Program Description:
European Politics 

Explore Europe’s current challenges by analyzing the ramifications of the building pressure on the European Union, or focusing on the concept of terrorism and its consequences. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Build hands-on knowledge by negotiating politics as a European diplomat in a simulation game, or visiting sites of recent terrorist attacks to reflect on causes of terrorism and anti-terrorist tactics alike 
  • Bring theory to life by traveling on course-integrated study tours and meet actors that define the face of Europe, such as politicians, lobbyists, NGOs, think tanks, journalists, and researchers 
  • Gain an insider’s perspective on local politics during field studies such as visiting the Danish Foreign Ministry and Parliament, or by debating burning issues with former extremists and current activists 

STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study political science, international relations, government, or you are interested in the European challenge of terrorism. 

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CORE COURSE OPTIONS

The European Game of Politics: Crisis and Survival
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
You will gain a deeper understanding of the political and institutional fabric of the EU, including historical development, governing institutions, political processes, major policies, and “how to play the game.” 
Week-Long Study Tour: Brussels-The Hague 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Denmark-Northern Germany + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: Two semesters of political science at university level, with at least one focusing on either international relations or comparative politics. 

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course is a study of terrorism and its challenges to liberal democracies and international politics. You will analyze its causes, aims, and forms, as well as counter-terrorism strategies. 
Week-Long Study Tour: London-Oslo 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Northern Germany + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 


Visit disabroad.org for the complete list of 250 additional elective courses!


For Gustavus Adolphus students: DIS uses US semester credits. Each GAC unit = 4 US semester credits. Thus, most DIS courses, which are worth 3 US semester credits each, are worth 0.75 GAC units. Be sure to discuss the irregular unit totals with your advisors as you select courses.