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DIS: Child Development & Diversity
Copenhagen, Denmark
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: Danish Institute for Study Abroad 
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Fact Sheet:
 Lang. of Instruction:
English
 Program Type:
Direct Enrollment
 Minimum GPA:
3.0 Housing: Apartment with Study Abroad Students, Camping, Dormitory/Residence Hall, Homestay
Fields of Instruction: Education, Psychology, Social Policy, Sociology
 Class Rank:
junior, senior
Study Abroad Advisor : Libby Okihiro
Program Description:
This program focuses on cross-cultural approaches to childhood and adolescence, combining theory and practice. Enrich and develop your critical thinking skills through investigating and reflecting on current issues in child development and education.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Critically analyze current issues in cross-cultural child and adolescent development and education and reflect on the unique Nordic pedagogy of ‘the good childhood’

Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours. Become exposed to cross-cultural European educational methods by visiting practitioners, researchers, and childcare and youth institutions

Develop interpersonal competencies by engaging actively with a Danish childcare institution, a high school, or youth organization through the experiential focus of the practicum course

Meet and discuss topics explored in the classroom with expert guest lecturers

PROGRAM STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study child development, social policy, human development, family studies, anthropology, education, or sociology, and want to enhance your intercultural skills and explore international theories and practice within the discipline of child and adolescent development.

CORE COURSE OVERVIEWS
>> Children in a Multicultural Context, plus
>> Child Development & Diversity Practicum
You will examine the practices and perspectives on multiculturalism, education, and innovative ways of working with children in Danish culture, pedagogy, and social policy.

Credits: 6 (3-Credit core course, plus 3-Credit practicum)
Week-Long Study Tour:Istanbul
Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Western Denmark alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen.

>> Children with Special Needs, plus
>> Child Development & Diversity Practicum
You will be situated within the concept of Nordic pedagogy in order to examine the topics of inclusion and quality of life within the Danish social welfare system.

Credits: 6 (3-Credit core course, plus 3-Credit practicum)
Week-Long Study Tour: Stockholm
Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Western Denmark alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen.

>> Adolescence in Northern Europe (This course starts in Fall 2014), plus
>> Child Diversity & Development Practicum
You will examine European contexts for adolescence, analyzing identity, education, family dynamics, and social services for youth. Examine negative teen behavior, as well as positive youth development in the Danish context.

Credits: 6 (3-Credit core course, plus 3-Credit practicum)
Week-Long Study Tour: Warsaw
Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Western Denmark alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen.

BUILD YOUR OWN CURRICULUM
DIS has over 190 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. Click here for electives related to Child Development, Education, Human Development, and Psychology.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2015 09/15/2014** 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.