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Denmark: Architecture at DIS
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
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Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
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Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019 03/01/2019 TBA TBA
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Class Standing:
Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: None
Areas of Study: Architecture Special Notes: Must be an architecture major from Cal Poly SLO or Cal Poly Pomona
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Academic Year Deadlines
February 1: Priority Deadline


GPA Requirement
3.0 Cumulative GPA
CSU Class Standing
Junior or Senior
Must be an architecture major from Cal Poly SLO or Cal Poly Pomona. 
Students are responsible for verifying that they meet individual course pre-requisites prior to registration with the overseas institution. 


Subjects Available


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: Architecture 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: Architecture at DIS 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 1,000 international students each year.
Students collaborating in the classroomThe Denmark: Architecture at DIS program includes studio, lecture and seminar courses on Scandinavian and Danish architecture. The program also provides students with an understanding of 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 CSU IP Academic Bulletin from 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:


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. a few of the popular attractions in Copenhagen are the Tivoli Gardens, the Little Mermaid Statue, the Amalienborg and Christiansborg palaces, Rosenborg Castle, and many more.

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 including: Homestay, Living & Learning Community (LLC), Kollegium, residential community, folkehojskole, and rented rooms. For more information on these housing options:


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