|Program Sponsor:||CSU International Programs|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|GPA Requirement:||3.0||Class Standing:||Junior, Senior|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Language Prerequisite:||None|
|Areas of Study:||Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Education, Human Development, Liberal Studies|
DENMARK: CHILD DEVELOPMENT & DIVERSITY AT DIS
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline
Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline. If spaces are available, student may submit applications for the later deadlines, but may need to be flexible regarding their program options, available spaces may be limited on popular programs.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Minimum 3.0 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than fall term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by spring term of the program start date.
Introduction to Psychology
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
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 above.
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional Danish academic cycle begins in February and ends in November.
Academic Year: July to November & February to June
Students 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 more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU 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 Child Development and Diversity program, visit the DIS website: http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/programs/child-development-and-diversity/
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: http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/semester/housing/