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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Type of Experience: Study at a Partner University Program Type: CSU International Program
Program Terms: Academic Year Class Eligibility: Graduate, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction: English Programs of Studies: Child Development
Program Description:



Academic Year Deadlines
February 1: Priority Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


GPA Requirement
3.0 Cumulative GPA
CSU Class Standing
Junior or Senior
There are no CSU IP pre-requisites for this program. Students are responsible for verifying that they meet individual course pre-requisites prior to registration with the overseas institution. 


Subjects Available
Child Development Human Development
Education Liberal Studies

CLICK HERE to view the online course catalog. 

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

CLICK HERE to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.  

Students pay the same tuition for Denmark: Child Development & Diversity at DIS as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates at the top of the brochure page.

Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program.

Academic Year: August to May


The Denmark: Child Development & Diversity at DIS program is coordinated by the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS). Located in the heart of Copenhagen, DIS is a non-profit institution affiliated with the University of Copenhagen. DIS offers coursework in English to approximately 1000 international students each year.

Abroad students and children playing a gameStudents in the Child Development and Diversity program at DIS will develop critical thinking skills through investigating and reflecting on current issues in child development and education. The program provides students an opportunity to delve into a cross-cultural approach to childhood and adolescence and reflect on the unique Nordic pedagogy of “the good childhood.”

In the fall semester, the program focuses on the innovative approaches of the Danish education system in dealing with children with physical, cognitive, neurological, or social disabilities. In the spring semester, the program focuses on how ethnic diversity and multiculturalism are perceived and practiced in Danish early childhood education. The program includes a year-long practicum that allows students to actively engage with a Danish childcare institution, public school, or high school. Students will travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to explore cross-cultural European educational methods by visiting practitioners, researchers, and childcare and youth institutions.  

Students also choose elective courses from a wide variety of subjects including sustainability, psychology, sociology, gender and sexuality studies, humanities, etc. CSU students are required to study the Danish language both fall and spring semesters. For additional academic information about this program, please refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for most current year by clicking here. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study. For more information on the Child Development and Diversity program, visit the DIS website:


Copenhagen is Denmark’s capital city and the country’s cultural, economic, and government center. It is also one of the major financial centers of Northern Europe. The city is graced with many historical, well-preserved buildings, old winding streets, open squares, and an array of towers, castles and parks.  The Tivoli Gardens, the Little Mermaid Statue, the Amalienborg and Christiansborg palaces, Rosenborg Castle, and many museums are just a few of the popular attractions in Copenhagen.

The residents of Copenhagen place value on a sustainable lifestyle, which includes an emphasis on renewable energy, advanced technologies, and an urban infrastructure that promotes public transportation and commuting by bike.


Students have six housing options arranged through DIS: Homestay, Living & Learning Community (LLC), Kollegium, residential community, folkehojskole, and rented rooms. For more information on these housing options:

This program is currently not accepting applications.