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Program Description

Overview




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Experience Copenhagen your way by customizing your study abroad experience through the Open Campus program. Study in Scandinavia with an English-language program designed for students at US universities. Take one, two, or three six-week blocks for your perfect amount of intensive study and cultural engagement, select your academic track from six options, then pick your courses from a wide range of subject areas. No matter what you choose, you’ll get a chance to fully experience a city full of history, culture, and innovation.

Interested in studying abroad for only session A or B? Apply now for Block I (session A) or Block III (session B) and earn 6 ASU credits in 6 weeks during the semester.

Location

Copenhagen 2

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Location Details

About Copenhagen
The capital city has a population of approximately two million in the metropolitan area with a cosmopolitan city atmosphere and rich cultural offerings. Copenhagen is known as an environmentally friendly city, where cars share the streets with bicycle commuters; in fact, in 2017, the city recorded more bicycle than automobile traffic. The public transportation system is efficient, clean, and easy accessible consisting of buses, trains, metro lines, and ferries. The Metro brings passengers from the Kastrup International Airport to the city center in twenty minutes. Crime is low in Copenhagen and it remains one of the safest capital cities in Europe.

Copenhagen has taken a leading role in innovative environmental sustainability efforts thanks to public-private partnerships in the Copenhagen Science City. Science City is located north of the city center, close to the campus of the University of Copenhagen and the multi-ethnic, dynamic neighborhood of Nørrebro.

Excursions & Activities
Participate in a two-night, three-day study tour in Denmark or Europe during each block. Students might visit Gdansk or Oslo, or Danish destinations such as Ribe (the oldest Town in Denmark, founded by Vikings), Århus (2017 European Cultural Capital) or Skagen (the country’s northernmost town).

Students can experience Danish hygge during a weekend homestay. Hygge explains the Danish lifestyle that can be described as a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Hygge can be a candle-light dinner, but it can be a dinner with family, friends and like-minded people sitting around a table and have a lighthearted conversation.

Experience Copenhagen’s transformation from a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century through a visit to the Nationalmuseet to a world leading capital of sustainability and innovation in today’s Science City.
 

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in the 3-block (18 week) program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or CIEE, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

Where You'll Study - CIEE Global Institute

Students may select one of six academic tracks: Business, Communications, Journalism & New Media, Global & Community Health, International Relations & Political Science, Language, Literature & Culture,  or Sustainability and Environmental Science.  The CIEE Global Institute is centrally located and convenient to public transportation for exploring the city.

Courses are taught in English by CIEE faculty drawn from a variety of higher education institutions in Denmark and worldwide.

Class format
Courses taught at the CIEE Global Institute are typically for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and meet either two, three, or four times per week, and attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class. .

Grading
The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded on the basis of attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations. Learning outcomes assessment is continuous through personal reflections, evaluation feedback, self-assessment, and requirements as set out in course syllabi.

Academic Culture
Each course is a full semester in content, covered in a six-week block, so the pace is accelerated and the workload is demanding. Courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel out of Copenhagen when classes are in session and plan trips for the long weekends in between blocks. Students studying in Copenhagen for all three blocks (18 weeks) will also have the option of completing an internship in lieu of one of their courses.

Credit
Students earn *6 credits per 6-week block, and may participate in one of the following program options:

  • 1 block to earn 6 ASU credits (ASU Session A or B)
  • 2 blocks to earn 12 ASU credits
  • 3 blocks to earn *15-18 ASU credits 

*Students on 3 block programs may take one class rather than two during one block. 





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Housing



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Program Housing

Apartments. Students will housed in shared apartments or residence halls located throughout the city and within a 15- to 20-minute commute by bike. Final housing assignments are solely at the discretion of CIEE.

Meals: Students can prepare their own meals in shared kitchen facilities. Basic cooking utensils and cleaning supplies will be provided. Students may also explore the myriad of restaurants that Copenhagen has to offer. 

Internet

You should bring wireless-enabled laptops to use while on the program for both academic paper writing and research. Wireless internet is available throughout the CIEE Global Institute facility and in the student housing.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad.  Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on current program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet or Spring Semester Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019
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Rolling Admission 01/06/2020 05/09/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Block I - January 6 - February 15
Block II - February 17 - March 28
Block III - March 30 - May 9

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.