Dickinson in Denmark- Copenhagen

Psychology Study Abroad in Denmark

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) offers English-language study abroad programs for American university students in their third or fourth year of study. Students take four classes, one of which is a core class that includes faculty-led, course-integrated study tours in Western Denmark (3 day trip) and a European city (5 day trip). Some DIS programs also offer internships, and all students have the opportunity to volunteer with various organizations in Copenhagen. DIS offers many unique housing options including living with a Danish host family, a Danish roommate, or with other students in apartment-like or dorm settings in greater Copenhagen. For a taste of Scandinavian life, with easy access to much of Europe, many psychology majors elect DIS for their study abroad program.

Course title Dickinson course equivalent
Psychology of Endings Psych 480
Virtual Selves: Psychology and Emerging Technology Psych 480
Gender, Culture, and the Body Psych 480
***Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness and Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness Research Lab Psych 380 
Psychology of Adolescence: A Scandinavian Perspective Psych 180
Cross-Cultural Psychology Psych 150
Positive Psychology Practicum Psych 500
Psychology of Crisis Psych 480
Adolescence in Northern Europe Psych 180(2)
Applied Psychotherapy Psych 480
Clinical Psychology Practicum Psych 500
Developmental Disorders Psych 455
European Clinical Psychology Psych 480
Neuroscience of Fear Psych 480
Positive Psychology Psych 180(3)
Psychology and Criminal Behavior Psych 180(2)
Psychology of Human Sexuality Psych 145
Psychology of Leadership Psych 480
Psychopharmacology- Substance and the Brain Psych 480
The Social Brain: Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors Psych 180(3)

***The grade will be averaged for the course and lab and transferred as a single course - PSYC380. Students signing up for this course and lab should take 3 additional DIS courses. 

Psychology courses offered on the DIS program (whether courses are listed here or not) will be counted as Dickinson courses’ and grades received for these courses will be factored into the student’s Dickinson GPA

Notes on the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) psychology program:

  1. Students may take more than one PSYC 180 course at DIS. Courses noted as PSYC 180(1) fulfill the 100-level Group 1 requirement, courses noted as PSYC 180(2) fulfill the 100-level Group 2 requirement, and courses noted as PSYC 180(3) fulfill the 100-level Group 3 requirement.
  2. Because differences exist in offerings between institutions, students are advised to choose psychology courses from the above pre-approved list.While other courses at DIS may be worthwhile and may complement a student's study of psychology, they will not typically transfer for credit as a psychology course. If a student chooses to take a course that has not been pre-approved, that student must request course approval from the Department of Psychology. The student should provide course syllabi, course descriptions, and samples of assignments in order for the Department to determine whether or not the student should receive Psychology credit for that course. Questions about Psychology course credit should be directed to Prof. Marie Helweg-Larsen.