Danish Institute for Study Abroad Partner Program: Copenhagen, Denmark


Study Abroad in Scandinavia at Copenhagen (DIS-Copenhagen) 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 (three-day trip) and a European city (five-day trip). In addition, students are required to take a Danish language and culture course as one of their four courses.

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-Copenhagen for their study abroad program.

Notice: Beginning in Fall 2018, interested students will be able to apply for a 3-credit Research Assistant Course, working individually or in small teams directly with DIS faculty on research projects. This will count as a Psychology 560 course. Please check the prior link, or this flyer for more information.

Course Title

Dickinson Course Equivalent

Core Courses  
**Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness AND Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness Research Lab*** PSYC 380
Cognitive Neuroscience of Creativity PSYC 480
European Clinical Psychology PSYC 480
Positive Psychology PSYC 180(2)
Positive Psychology AND Happiness Lab: Positive Psychology*** PSYC 380
Cyberpsychology PSYC 480
*Psychopharmacology - Substances and the Brain - See Neuroscience Dept offerings PSYC 480
Identity Lab: Transforming Prejudice, Discrimination, and Conflict  PSYC 480
Psychology of Endings  PSYC 480
Applied Psychotherapy PSYC 470 
Cultural Learning and Study Abroad PSYC 560
Developmental Disorders PSYC 480
European Clinical Psychology Practicum PSYC 500
*Neuroimaging of the Disordered Brain - See Neuroscience Dept offerings PSYC 480
*Neuroplasticity: The Brain and Behavior PSYC 480
*Neuropsychology of Brain Injury PSYC 480
Neuroscience of Fear PSYC 480
Neuroscience of Religion and Atheism PSYC 480
Positive Psychology Practicum: Methods and Practice PSYC 500
Psychology of Adolescence: A Scandinavian
PSYC 180(2)
Psychology of Crisis PSYC 180(2)
Psychology of Peak Performance PSYC 180(2)
Psychology of Human Sexuality PSYC 145
Psychology of Leadership PSYC 480
Psychology of Time: Before, After, and In-Between PSYC 480
Positive Organizational Psychology PSYC 480
Public Mental Health PSYC 480
Social Brain: Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors PSYC 480
Cognitive Psychology of Decision-Making Lab PSYC 180(1)
*Neuroethics PSYC 480
Psychology of Resilience PSYC 180(2)
*Rehabilitation Neuropsychology PSYC 480

Sensation, Taste, and Flavor: Exploring Danish Cuisine

PSYC 180(2)
Philosophy of Mental Health  PSYC 480
Courses Not Currently Offered  
Adolescence in Europe PSYC 180(2)
Changing the News: Communication and Positive Psychology  PSYC 480
Clinical Psychology Practicum PSYC 500
*Cognitive Neuroscience of Fear: From Animal to Human Models PSYC 480
Cross-Cultural Psychology Practicum PSYC 550
Dynamic Project Leadership PSYC 480
*Neuropsychology of Pain PSYC 480
*Neuroscience Methodology: A Cellular Approach to Cognition PSYC 480
Psychology of Criminal Behavior PSYC 180(2)
Qualitative Research Lab in Psychology PSYC 335
Cross-Cultural Psychology PSYC 150
Child Development in Scandinavia AND Child Development in Scandinavia Practicum*** PSYC 380
Physical Activity and Mental Health: From Culture to Neuroscience PSYC 480
Virtual Selves: Psychology and Emerging
PSYC 480
Educational Psychology: The Science of Learning PSYC 180(1)
Psychology of Adult Development PSYC 180(2)

* PSYC 125 is a required prerequisite.

**PSYC 125 or PSYC 130

***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 Study Abroad in Scandinavia (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. Students may take more than one PSYC 480 course, but only one PSYC 400-level and one PSYC 300-level course will transfer back as fulfilling psychology major requirements starting with students enrolling as first year students at Dickinson in fall 2022.
  3. 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. Kingston.


Updated Dec. 2019