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DIS: Copenhagen, 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 
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: CU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English
Core Program Attributes:
Direct Enrollment
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Housing Options:
Apartment, Dormitory/Residence Hall, Homestay, Other
Approved by:
A&S, AAP, CALS, ENG, HUM EC, ILR, SHA
Minimum Student Status:
junior, senior
Program Advisor: Alayne Prine Curricular Highlights: Politics/Policy/Law
Program Description:
**DIS Programs have rolling admissions and an overall admissions cap per semester.  Please be mindful of deadlines.  It is recommended that students who are applying to DIS Programs in Copenhagen have a back-up program in mind, as admissions is not guaranteed (even if you meet admissions requirements).
 
 

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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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.