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DIS Copenhagen - Sustainability
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 2021 09/15/2020 ** 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.
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Program Partner:
DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad
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Program Term(s):
Semester/Year
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Minimum Class Standing:
Junior, Senior
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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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Meet Language Reqt in One Semester?:
Yes
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Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
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Areas of Study:
Earth Science, Environmental Studies, Management Program Design: Study Center, Theme based
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Additional Program Options:
Community Engagement, Field Study
Program Description:
Program Description:
Sustainability
Sustainable development is one of the most important and hotly debated topics of the 21st century. In Denmark and Europe, strategizing sustainability initiatives is a priority, from energy consumption to food production.

Experience new approaches to sustainability from the European perspective and hear from the stakeholders shaping today’s agendas.

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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Environmental Studies
  • Food Science
  • Public Policy
  • Sustainability

CORE COURSES

Sustainable Development in Northern Europe
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course enhances your understanding of the divergent goals and complex processes associated with sustainable development from a European perspective. Specific focus is given to the interplay between social, political, and economic issues and environmental concern. You are introduced to a broad range of Danish and European stakeholders currently shaping the sustainability agenda, and encouraged to identify your own values and strategies for a sustainable future.
Week-Long Study Tour: Sweden or Germany or Norway  
Core Course Week: Southern Denmark or Southern Sweden or Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 

Sustainable Food: Production and Consumption
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
This course focuses on concrete and innovative solutions that reshape our connection to food. These solutions recognize and address the environmental and social impacts of food. Critical questions include: What is the true cost of food? How can we achieve more sustainable diets while producing less waste? Does food activism make a difference? What do pioneering restaurants and food entrepreneurs teach us? How do cities help shape more sustainable food practices?
Week-Long Study Tour: Italy  
Core Course Week: Denmark

Visit our website for a full list of over 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.

 

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