Oberlin students will have access to the complete DIS course catalog during Session 1, 2, and 3. You'll take one DIS course during each session. After the conclusion of Session 3, all Obies will enroll in a customized course designed specifically for them. By combining all three DIS Sessions and the customized Oberlin course, you'll receive four full courses from this Summer program.
Language of Instruction:
All courses are conducted in English.
Oberlin students can choose from 52 different courses, including a Lab & Research
program and several Design Studios
, across all three Summer Sessions. Please visit the DIS Summer Course Catalog
to start exploring (make sure to set the "Location" filter to Copenhagen).
Included in Sessions 2 and 3, as well as the Architecture and Design Session
, course-integrated Study Tours
form a central part of this experience. This summer, you can look forward to inspiring Study Tours in Denmark that allow you to build on your knowledge and truly understand Scandinavian perspectives. While on Study Tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life as you meet with professionals and experts in your field. On previous Study Tours, students have created art in a forest, participated in a cooking challenge, met with local physicians, tried tai chi, hunted for runestones, visited kindergartens, foraged for berries, visited a remote island by ferry, and much, much more. There are so many amazing and unusual places, traditions, and quirks to discover across Denmark.
Customized Oberlin Course:
DIS will design an interdisciplinary cultural studies course for Oberlin students that explores politics, gender studies, history, sustainability, and social justice - all through a Danish/Scandinavian lens. This course will be conducted in August, and will include various excursions and field studies around Copenhagen. Once the course syllabus is finalized additional details will be published here.