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DIS: Child Development & Diversity
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Program Term(s):
Semester/Year
Minimum Class Standing:
Junior
Minimum GPA:
3.00
Prerequisites:
No
Previous Language Study Req?:
No
Language of Instruction:
English
Language courses offered:
Danish
Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
Areas of Study:
Education, Multiculturalism, Psychology, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology
Program Design: Study Center, Theme based
Additional Program Options:
Field Study, Practicum/Apprenticeship, Volunteer
Program Description:
Child Development & Diversity 

The Scandinavian model for education is consistently at the forefront of Europe, sparking investigations into parenting, childcare, and culture. Through reflection of current issues and first-hand experience, gain insight into 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, you will develop interpersonal competencies by actively engaging at a Danish childcare institution, public school, or high school 

STUDENT PROFILE 
This program is right for you if you study child development, education, social policy, human development, family studies, anthropology, or sociology, and want to enhance your intercultural awareness and explore international theories and practices within the discipline of child and adolescent development. 

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CORE COURSE OVERVIEWS

Child Development in Scandinavia + Practicum
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Practicum) 
Within the framework of Nordic pedagogy, this course investigates early education and analyzes the discourse surrounding the 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 and Youth in Europe + Practicum 
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Practicum) 
Exploring the transition from childhood to youth, you will investigate themes of identity and marginalization in Europe with a focus on intersections between socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity, and ability. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Poland 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Corequisite: Children and Youth in Europe Practicum 

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


Visit disabroad.org for the full list of over 250 additional electives!


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.

 
This program is currently not accepting applications.