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DIS: Child Development & Diversity (Copenhagen)
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/12/2019 05/11/2019

** 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.
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Program Provider:
DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad
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Program Term(s):
Semester/Year
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Minimum Class Standing:
Junior
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Minimum GPA:
3.00
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Prerequisites:
No
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Previous Language Study Req?:
No
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Language of Instruction:
English
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Language courses offered:
Danish
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Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Homestay, Other, Residence Hall
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Areas of Study:
Education, Multiculturalism, Psychology, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology
Program Design: Study Center, Theme based
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Additional Program Options:
Community Engagement, Field Study, Practicum/Apprenticeship
Program Description:
Program Description:
Child Development & Diversity 
The Scandinavian approach to childhood is progressive, sparking discussion about parenting, childcare, and culture. Through your practicum experience and reflection on current issues, gain new perspectives on child development and education. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Delve into a cross-cultural approach to childhood and adolescence and reflect on the unique Nordic pedagogy of ‘the good childhood’ 
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to explore cross-cultural European educational methods by visiting practitioners, researchers, and childcare and youth institutions 
  • In your weekly practicum, develop interpersonal competencies by actively engaging at a Danish childcare institution or school 
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STUDENT PROFILE 
This program is right for you if you study child development, education, human development, or family studies, and want to gain knowledge of international theories and practices within the discipline of child and adolescent development.

CORE COURSE OPTIONS

Child Development in Scandinavia + Practicum
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Practicum) 
Within the framework of Nordic pedagogy, investigate early education and analyze the discourse surrounding quality of life for children. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Finland 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Corequisite: Child Development in Scandinavia Practicum 

Children in a Multicultural Context + Practicum 
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Practicum) 
Examine the practices and perspectives on multiculturalism, K-12 education, and innovative ways of working with children and youth in Danish culture, pedagogy, and social policy. 
Week-Long Study Tour: England
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Corequisite: Children in a Multicultural Context Practicum 

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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.

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