Office of Study Abroad

Program Overview

Students on Brandeis in Copenhagen 2021

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The Brandeis in Copenhagen program is an intensive faculty-led summer program in which students can enroll in two economics and/or business courses. The program is a culturally immersive, experiential learning experience where you will come in direct contact with current issues in Scandinavian Europe. You will study business practices, core economic theory and applications in the classroom, listen to speakers on European policy issues and visit places of economic interest, such as businesses, markets, and government institutions. Integration between the courses and the field trips will provide a holistic understanding of economic and business issues in Scandinavian Europe.

The program is located in the heart of medieval Copenhagen. On the way to class, you will navigate through a network of walking streets, and after class you will explore squares packed with outdoor cafes, canals lined with cobblestones and colorful facades, castles surrounded by public gardens, and twisting spires dotting the skyline. You will find hidden corners of the city designed for community use, from bike paths to skate parks to harbor baths.

All students will also learn the basics of the Danish language.

Academic Partner

The program is a collaborative partnership between Brandeis University and DIS Copenhagen, a non-profit study abroad institution established in 1959. The program consists of two courses taught in English – an intermediate-level core course taught by a Brandeis faculty member and an elective course taught by local faculty from DIS Copenhagen.

Studying Abroad on Brandeis in Copenhagen

Ian Smith

Major: Economics and Politics with an IGS Minor

During his summer in Denmark, Ian took two courses and lived with a cohort Brandeis students in the center of Copenhagen. He found common themes between his coursework in Denmark and his academic background at Brandeis and enjoyed getting to know a new city through a unique perspective. 

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