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DIS: Copenhagen, Communication
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Program Sponsor: Danish Institute for Study Abroad 
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Restrictions: CU applicants only
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Core Program Attributes:
Direct Enrollment
Minimum GPA:
Housing Options:
Apartment, Dormitory/Residence Hall, Homestay, Other
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Open to:
junior, senior
Program Advisor: Stephen Capobianco
Program Description:

Place yourself in the center of the European communication landscape to develop your cross-cultural communication skills, hone your critical media literacy, or gain an understanding of new media trends and public relations dilemmas in Europe.


  • Travel in Europe on study tour with your classmates and DIS faculty to explore current media and communication trends and challenges
  • Challenge yourself in discussions with people from other cultural and communicative backgrounds and with leading experts from Danish media, business, and government during guest lectures and field studies
  • Collaborate with Danes and fellow students in the production of video projects, communication campaigns, photo essays, and other media projects

This program is right for you if you are interested in communication, media studies, public relations, marketing, political science, anthropology, or related disciplines.


>> Cross-Cultural Communication
How do we communicate and collaborate in an increasingly global age? In this course you will explore theories of communication across cultural divides while putting them into practice during field studies, workshops, and collaborative projects with Danish partners.

Credits: 3
Week-Long Study Tour: Belfast
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen

>> New Media and Changing Communities 
New media changes our communities. Focusing on Europe today, this course draws on European theories of communication to hone your critical media literacy and to explore how new forms of communication change communities, from the printing press to Facebook.

Credits: 3
Week-Long Study Tour: Dublin
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen

>> Strategic Communication
You will learn to examine communication trends in the European business landscape. You will make comparative case studies and meet experts in Denmark and the UK to gain first-hand knowledge of how professionals work in a European context.

Credits: 3
Week-Long Study Tour: London
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen

DIS has over 200 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2016 10/01/2015
Rolling Admission 01/17/2016 05/17/2016
Fall 2016 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016 ** 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. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.

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