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DIS: Prostitution & the Sex Trade
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:
No
Previous Language Study Req?:
No
Language of Instruction:
English
Language courses offered:
Danish
Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
Areas of Study:
Anthropology, Gender Studies, International Relations, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology, Women's Studies
Program Design: Study Center, Theme based
Additional Program Options:
Volunteer
Program Description:
Prostitution & the Sex Trade 

Prostitution is legal in Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands, but each country has vastly different approaches and policies regarding sex work. Explore how national cultures construct their own narratives about sex, gender, and rights, and how they grapple with conflicting views on sex for sale. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Use Copenhagen as your case study with guest lecturers and class visits to the city’s Red Light District and organizations such as Reden (The Nest), a drop-in facility for Danish sex workers 
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to talk with former sex workers, customers, and NGOs to examine the differences, legally and socially, in how prostitution is approached in comparison to Denmark 
  • Mirror decision makers within the Danish government in a final panel debate on controversial topics such as prohibiting prostitution, legalizing it, and the criminalization of the customer 

STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if study gender studies, women’s studies, sociology, anthropology, human rights, international relations, and/or are interested in a career in law, academia, or social work. 

PST

CORE COURSE
Prostitution and the Sex Trade in Europe
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course focuses on prostitution as a parallel or grey economy in Europe. You will gain insight into the historical, cultural, and political aspects of prostitution in Scandinavia and Europe. You will also examine prostitution from various perspectives – from sex workers, customers, and anti-trafficking advocacy groups, to law enforcement officials and politicians. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Amsterdam-The Hague 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 

 
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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.