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DIS: Child Development & Diversity
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
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::
Center-based Program
Minimum GPA::
3
Housing Options::
Apartment, Dormitory/Residence Hall, Homestay, Hostel/Hotel/Guest House
Approved by::
AAP, CALS, ENG, HUM EC, ILR, SHA
Open to::
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Advisor: Libby Okihiro
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 practicum by engaging actively with a Danish childcare institution, public school, or a high school

Child Development

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 Practicum
You will investigate the different perspectives of multiculturalism, social policy, ethnicity, and education through Danish pedagogical practice and innovative ways of working with culture and children.

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

>> Child Development in Scandinavia plus Practicum
You will examine contemporary issues in child development such as free play, brain-based learning, resilience, scaffolding, and transitional processes.  Comparative Scandinavian approaches to working with children and families will be analyzed.

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

>> Adolescence in Northern Europe plus 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: Poland
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 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 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.