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DIS: Child Development & Diversity
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: Danish Institute for Study Abroad 
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:
AAP, CALS, ENG, HUM EC, ILR, SHA
Open to:
junior, senior
Program Advisor: Stephen Capobianco
Program Description:
Enrich and develop your critical thinking skills through investigating and reflecting on current issues in child development and education.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Delve into a cross-cultural approach to childhood and adolescence and reflect on the unique Nordic pedagogy of ‘the good childhood’
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to explore cross-cultural European educational methods by visiting practitioners, researchers, and childcare and youth institutions
  • Develop interpersonal competencies in your weekly practicum by engaging actively with a Danish childcare institution, public school, or a high school

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 practices within the discipline of child and adolescent development.

Child Development

CORE COURSE OVERVIEWS
>> Child Development in Scandinavia + Practicum
You will be situated within the concept of Nordic pedagogy in order to examine the topics of free play and quality of life within the Danish social welfare system.

Credits: 6 (3-Credit core course, plus 3-Credit practicum)
Week-Long Study Tour: Finland
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Corequisite: Child Development in Scandinavian Practicum

>> Children and Youth in Europe + Practicum 
You will explore the transition from childhood to youth by delving into themes of identity and marginalization in Europe with a focus on intersections between socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity, and ability.

Credits: 6 (3-Credit core course, plus 3-Credit practicum)
Week-Long Study Tour: Poland
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Corequisite: Children and Youth in Europe Practicum

>> Children in a Multicultural Context + 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: Turkey
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Corequisite: Children in a Multicultural Context Practicum

BUILD YOUR OWN CURRICULUM
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

** 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.