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Spend your term abroad in the premier capital of Northern Europe - Scandinavia's most fantastic city and the center of the most dynamic region in Europe, the Øresund Region. Copenhagen is one of Europe's oldest capitals with an exclusive royal touch - the monarchy in Denmark is the oldest in the world. Because of the fascinating architecture, many parks, and gourmet restaurants, Copenhagen has been christened the best city for livability, sustainability and many other factors in all of Europe. You can spend your semester finding out why and exploring everything this city has to offer, while earning credit towards your degree!

Business, Hospitality, Sports Management, and Entrepreneurship at CPH in Copenhagen, Denmark

Overview

Spend your term abroad in the premier capital of Northern Europe - Scandinavia's most fantastic city and the center of the most dynamic region in Europe, the Øresund Region. Copenhagen is one of Europe's oldest capitals with an exclusive royal touch - the monarchy in Denmark is the oldest in the world. Because of the fascinating architecture, many parks, and gourmet restaurants, Copenhagen has been christened the best city for livability, sustainability and many other factors in all of Europe. You can spend your semester finding out why and exploring everything this city has to offer, while earning credit towards your degree!

Our exchange partner is Copenhagen Business Academy (also called Cphbusiness).  This exchange is open to all business majors at CUNY only.  Cphbusiness’s campuses at Lyngby, Nørrebro and Søerne are all located in the Greater Copenhagen Area. This means that you will always have easy access to both the charming and hectic city centre of Copenhagen, with its abundance of cafés, shops and historic buildings, and to the northern, sophisticated part of Copenhagen with its green areas and beaches. In addition to being a cultural hotspot and a safe city, Copenhagen has a thriving business community. With many of Denmark’s biggest companies located in the Danish capital, it has plenty to offer for anyone seeking a future international career.

Information Sheet
Advisor Gonzalo Villena
Advisor Email Gonzalo.Villena@csi.cuny.edu
Minimum GPA 3.0
Class Standing 1 Freshman, 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior, 5 Graduate
Min Required Number of College Credits Completed in Order to Apply 12
Language of Instruction English
Areas of Study Business, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Tourism
Housing Option Independent Housing
Program Open to CSI Students, Other CUNY Students

Studying 

As an exchange student you are studying under the same conditions as regular students. You will be studying in classes with Danish as well as other international students. Courses are taught in English, though you can elect to take classes in Danish if you are proficient.

The educational programmes are not modularized. The teaching and the exams are often interdisciplinary. This means that it is not possible for you to select individual courses/classes of one educational programme and combine with other courses/classes of another programme in order to compose your own individual study programme. You have to apply for a full semester of one educational package of at least 30 ECTS (= 15 US credits).

See course descriptions and packages of courses that you can choose from in the Course Catalog.

If your term is not yet posted, use the prior Fall or Spring term to get an idea of the coures that might be available for your term.

It is important that you examine the semester descriptions carefully to ensure that you make the right choice of programme and semester.

Some sample tracks that you can choose from are:

  • Marketing Management
  • Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • International Hospitality Management
  • International Sales and Marketing
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Sport Management

Find more information regarding course structure and the benefits of CPH in this brochure.

Living

Housing is not included in program cost and is therefore up to the student to arrange. However, the International Student team at CPH is happy to help you find the accommodation best for you and your budget. Information about the Housing Office, student residences, and application deadlines, etc. are available on the CPH website.

Exploring

Copenhagen has so much to see within the city limits. Your new home is most famous for the beautiful docksides you can wander along. There are plenty of stores, large malls, restaurants, and cafes. Many people travel to Copenhagen to visit the famous Tivoli amusement park, Copenhagen Zoo, or The Blue Planet, Northern Europe's largest aquarium. As the home to the world's oldest monarchy, there are a number of beautiful castles to venture to and a multitude of islands to explore. As a coastal town, the shoreline hosts the well-known sculpture that depicts the protagonist of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Little Mermaid." In the warmer months, you can venture to the many beaches around the city. Students can have a chance to visit some of the historic buildings, cafes and shops and can also have a trip to northern Copenhagen to experience the green landscapes and the beaches. And this is only the beginning of the explorations you can have while abroad!

Eligibility

The program is open to CUNY students majoring in business only who have a minimum of 12 credits at time of application and who are in good academic and student standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA. These exchange programs require a certain level of maturity, independence, seriousness of purpose, and an ability to adapt to new environmental and academic conditions, and therefore require an in-person campus interview. Late admission can only be considered on a space by space basis.

Dates & Costs

Below you will find the current dates for all terms available.  Please note all dates and costs are subject to change.  Students accepted to the exchange program will be registered for a minimum of 15 study abroad credits per semester and pay CSI/CUNY tuition before departure.  Below are some estimated additional costs you should be aware of.
 

  Fall   * mid-August – January 31
  Spring   * mid-January – June 30

       *  Start dates vary depending on which semester course "package" a student takes. The exact start date of the semester will be written on the students’ acceptance letters.  

  Airfare    $700-$1100
  Housing    $3000-$4700
  Meals    $1800-$3500
  Miscellaneous Expenses    $2000

       (Above costs do not include independent travel).

More about Living Costs is here on the CPH website.

Typical deadlines are as follows:
 
Fall:         March 1
Spring:    October 1
 
Please ask for application cycles currently open, and any applicable extensions.

Study Abroad in Scandinavia with DIS in Copenhagen, Denmark

Overview

Spend your term abroad in the premier capital of Northern Europe - Scandinavia's most fantastic city and the center of the most dynamic region in Europe, the Øresund Region. Copenhagen is one of Europe's oldest capitals with an exclusive royal touch - the monarchy in Denmark is the oldest in the world. Because of the fascinating architecture, many parks, and gourmet restaurants, Copenhagen has been christened the best city for livability, sustainability and many other factors in all of Europe. You can spend your summer or semester finding out why and exploring everything this city has to offer, while earning credit towards your degree!

DIS, founded in 1959, has 50 years of experience in offering high quality study abroad programming in Copenhagen, taught in English for upper-level U.S. undergraduate students. Your time in this vibrant city will be supported by an excellent team of faculty and staff who lead you on program excursions and help you to make the most of your time abroad, whether for the summer or a full semester.

Information Sheet
Advisor John Dunleavy
Advisor Email John.Dunleavy@csi.cuny.edu
Minimum GPA 3.0
Class Standing 3 Junior, 4 Senior, 6 Non-Matriculated
Min Required Number of College Credits Completed in Order to Apply 36
Language of Instruction English
Areas of Study Advertising, Architectural History, Architecture, Child Development, Communication, Communication Design, Computer Science, Criminology, Culture, Design, Developmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Gender Studies, Graphic Design, Health & Human Services, Health Science, Human Rights, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Design, Interior Architecture, Interior Design, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Minority Studies, Other Language & Literature, Peace & Conflict Studies, Political Science, Politics, Pre-Health, Product Design, Psychology, Public Health, Social Policy & Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Textile Design, Urban Design, Urban Studies, Women's Studies
Housing Option Apartment, Dorm, Homestay, Independent Housing
Program Open to CSI Students, Non-CUNY Students, Other CUNY Students

Studying 

Courses are taught in English and designed for upper level undergraduates (3rd-4th year). One great perk at DIS – you build your own curriculum. You choose a core course from among the 27 different programs available and select your electives from among the more than 100 courses taught at DIS. Unique among European study abroad programs, DIS places significant emphasis on study tours as a fully integrated component of the academic program, so a travel component within the course structure is a guaranteed part of your experience. 

Semester Academic Program

Semester program students must take at least 12 credits and may take up to 15, including no more than five 3- credit classes (or three 3-credit and one 6-credit class).

Note: A Danish language course is required so that you get the full benefit of living in the culture, though no language prerequisite is needed to apply.

Semester Programs Offered:

  • Architecture & Design
  • Art & Visual Culture
  • Biomedicine
  • Business
  • Child Development & Diversity
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science of the Arctic
  • European Humanities
  • European Politics
  • Finance
  • Furniture Design
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Global Economics
  • Graphic Design
  • Holocaust & Genocide
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Justice & Human Rights
  • Literature
  • Medical Practice & Policy
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Prostitution & the Sex Trade
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability
  • Terrorism & Security
  • Urban Studies
  • Vikings & Power

Use the DIS Course Finder to view syllabi and course descriptions.

Summer Academic Program

DIS offers 3-week 3-credit and 4-week 4-credit courses within a variety of academic fields. Students can choose to enroll in one course for 3-4 credits in each session. In Session I, the courses run for 3 weeks in Copenhagen. In Session II and III, the courses include a 5-day study tour in Europe.

The Architecture & Design Program offers seven unique summer design programs to explore the essential nature of world-renowned Danish architecture and design. Architecture, Architecture Foundations, Graphic Design, Graphic Design Foundations, Interior Architecture, and Urban Design programs offer 7 credits: 6-credit studio course including study tour and 1-credit Visual Journal course. Furniture Design in Scandinavia offers 9 credits: 6-credit studio including study tour and 3-credit lecture course.

Session I (3 weeks, 3 credits)

  • Active Citizenship in Denmark
  • Activism: Gender, Sexuality, and Race
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Creativity, Brain, and Self
  • Development and Programming of Serious Games
  • Early Childhood: Nordic Education and Parenting
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
  • Human Trafficking in a Global Context
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe + Entrepreneurship Practicum (runs over session 1 and 2 for 6 credits)
  • Medical Ethics
  • Nordic Mythology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychology of Criminal Behavior
  • Psychology of Human Sexuality
  • Social Brain, The: The Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors
  • Sports Medicine: Performance and Fatigue
  • Storytelling Through Photography
  • Strategies for Urban Livability
  • Sustainable Business Strategy
  • Sustainable Denmark: Solutions and Dilemmas
  • Understanding Climate Change

Session II (3 weeks, 3 credits)

  • Arctic Orientalism: Postcolonialism in the North (Study Tour: Lapland)
  • Children in a Multicultural Context (Study Tour: London)
  • Climate Change and Glaciers (Study Tour: Arctic Norway or Iceland)
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology (Study Tour: Berlin)
  • European Clinical Psychology (Study Tour: Vienna)
  • Food and Identity (Study Tour: Barcelona)
  • Gender and Sexuality in Scandinavia, Study Tour: Stockholm
  • Globalization and European Economies, Study Tour: Luxembourg-Munich
  • Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach, Study Tour: Berlin | Vienna
  • Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development, Study Tour: Edinburgh
  • Positive Psychology, Study Tour: Scotland
  • Prostitution and The Sex Trade, Study Tour: Amsterdam
  • Public Health in the Arctic, Study Tour: Karasjok-Tromsø
  • Renewable Energy Systems, Study Tour: Germany
  • Roskilde Festival: Community, Culture, and Creativity, Study Tour: Roskilde Music Festival Note: Course runs to July 2 due to festival dates
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective, Study Tour: London-Oslo
  • Visual Culture of Cities, Study Tour: Berlin

Session III (4 weeks, 4 credits)

  • Arctic Ecology, Study Tour: Svalbard
  • Bicycle Urbanism, Study Tour: Netherlands
  • Child Development: Theory and Practice, Study Tour: Finland
  • European Genocides, Study Tour: Poland
  • European Greenspace, Study Tour: Essen (European Green Capital 2017)
  • Sex Education and Sexual Reform in Europe, Study Tour: Berlin
  • Wind Turbines Constructed: Energy in Scandinavia, Study Tour: Germany
  • World of Vikings, The: Facts, Fiction, and Fantasy, Study Tour: Iceland

For the updated summer course list and course descriptions, visit https://disabroad.org/summer/

Living

Semester Housing Options: You will have 6 different housing options to choose from, which range from a homestay, to having a Danish roommate, or even to living with other DIS students in apartments in the city.

Summer Housing Options: The following housing options depend on your summer session and the courses in which you are enrolled: 1) living with other DIS students in a DIS Residential Community or 2) sharing a European-type student residence hall (Kollegium) with Danish or other international students from various universities and colleges. For more information about housing, visit www.disabroad.org/studyabroad-summer/accommodation/

Exploring

In addition to your study tour incorporated in the program itself, Copenhagen has so much to see within the city limits. Your new home is most famous for the beautiful docksides you can wander along. There are plenty of stores, large malls, restaurants, and cafes. Many people travel to Copenhagen to visit the famous Tivoli amusement park, Copenhagen Zoo, or The Blue Planet, Northern Europe's largest aquarium. As the home to the world's oldest monarchy, there are a number of beautiful castles to venture to and a multitude of islands to explore. As a coastal town, the shoreline hosts the well-known sculpture that depicts the protagonist of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Little Mermaid." In the warmer months, you can venture to the many beaches around the city. And this is only the beginning of the explorations you can have while abroad!

Eligibility

Juniors and Seniors with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. For the summer Architecture & Design program, students must be enrolled at a professional school or department of architecture or design. 

Dates & Costs

Below you will find the current dates and costs for all terms available.  Please note all dates are subject to change.

NOTE - Summer 2021 Suspended

    CUNY & CCIS Non-CCIS
 Summer 2021 Session I (3 credits) 
 Summer 2021 Session II (3 credits)
 Summer 2021 Session III (4 credits)
 Summer 2021 Session I & II
 Summer 2021 Session II & III
 Summer 2021 Session I, II, & III
 Summer 2021 Architecture & Design
 (7 credits)
 May 25 - June 11
 June 14 - July 3
 July 5 - July 31
 May 25 - July 3
 June 14 - July 31
 May 25 - July 31
 June 14 - July 31
 
 $4,680
 $5,960
 $6,915
 $8,865
 $10,730
 $13,160
 $10,865
 
 $5,080
 $6,360
 $7,315
 $9,265
 $11,130
 $13,560
 $11,265
 
 Fall 2021  August 20 - December 18, 2021  $25,795  $26,195
 Spring 2022  January 15 - May 14, 2022  $25,795   $26,195 

Semester Program Cost includes: Tuition, Housing, partial board, and local transportation between DIS and housing, Administrative fees, International Medical and Travel Insurance, Orientation in U.S. & Denmark, Danish Residence Permit, Textbook rental, Program-integrated study tours and course-integrated field studies.
Semester Estimated Additional Costs: Airfare $1,200-1,500, Other Meals (for non-host family, after DIS stipend) $1,600 –2,200, Personal Expenses $1,500-$3,000, Optional Study Tour $0-$1,395 per trip 

Summer Program Cost Includes: Instructional cost abroad, housing and partial meal, DIS Student Affairs Fee , textbook and photo copies, field study events, study tours, personal e-mail account and internet access, compensation for local commuting, and administrative fees, orientation, sickness and accident insurance.
Summer Estimated Additional Costs: Airfare: $1,000-$1,500, Other Meals: $100 per week, Personal Expenses $100 per week, Optional DIScovery Trips (Session I only) TBA

DIS provides scholarships based on need, merit, and diversity. Find more information and apply here.

Typical deadlines are as follows:
 
Summer: March 15
Fall: March 15
Spring: October 15
 
Please ask for application cycles currently open, and any applicable extensions.