Frequently Asked Questions
DIS alum Sophie Brickman (Brandeis '16, HSSP and Psychology Major) can tell you why: “Copenhagen is a city of contrasts. It is peaceful and calm — one of the happiest cities in the world — while also bustling and exciting. It's an intersection of strong European and Scandinavian culture; diverse, but very Danish. The stimulating and relaxing spirit of Copenhagen, for me, can be summed up in my daily routine of taking the perfectly timed public bus into the city, picking up a cinnamon roll and cup of coffee at a cozy coffee shop, talking with the barista and heading to class with a Danish scarf warding off the chilly Copenhagen breeze.”
Brandeis in Copenhagen is an intensive, economics-focused summer program in Copenhagen, Denmark, once deemed the happiest nation in the world. This program will deepen your understanding of economic theory and policy from U.S., Scandinavian, and European perspectives. Additional non-academic related excursions focus on creating a deeper understanding of contemporary life and culture in Denmark.
The program consists of two courses taught in English and is a collaborative exchange program between Brandeis University and DIS Copenhagen.
Yes, the program runs from early July to the middle of August. There are pre-departure orientations in the spring semester prior to the summer of study. Students wishing to go to Copenhagen during the academic year should meet with a member of the study abroad staff for other options.
The Summer 2018 deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2018, but interested students are encouraged to apply early. With rolling admissions, applications are reviewed up until the deadline as long as space is available.
The program is designed and supervised by Brandeis faculty. A Brandeis economics professor will teach one of the courses and an instructor from DIS Copenhagen will teach the other course.
Both courses are Brandeis courses and appear on transcripts as graded Brandeis coursework, not transfer credit.