CSU IP Denmark: Architecture and Design
Program At A Glance
When: Mid-August to mid-May
Units: Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
Cost: Students pay the same tuition for CSU IP Denmark as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Sheet.
Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA; Program is only open to qualified students in Architecture and Design Studies from Cal Poly Pomona or Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than the spring term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by fall term of the program start date; Graduate students are not eligible.
Course Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in the architecture program at their home campus and be recommended to the program by architecture faculty at Cal Poly Pomona or Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
The CSU IP Denmark 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.
The Denmark Architecture and Design program includes studio, lecture and seminar courses on Scandinavian and Danish architecture, and provides students with an understanding of the theory, aesthetics, methodology and works of contemporary Scandinavian and European architects and designers. The program includes course-related study tours guided by faculty to western Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany and Switzerland. The faculty are practicing Danish architects and designers, as well as faculty at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and Denmark’s Design School.
Students also choose elective courses from a wide variety of subjects including sustainability, urban studies, humanities, politics, etc. CSU students are required to study the Danish language both fall and spring semesters. For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study. For more information on the Architecture and Design program, visit the DIS website: http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/programs/architecture/
Copenhagen is Denmark’s capital city and the country’s cultural, economic and governmental 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. 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 diverse housing options arranged through DIS: Homestay, Living & Learning Community (LLC), Kollegium, residential community, folkehojskole, and rented rooms. For more information on these housing options: http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/semester/housing/