Scandinavian furniture design has a deep history of considering people, culture, and society. The course will explore these relationships and develop your individual design capabilities through studio assignments, lectures, field studies, and workshop activities.
This program is right for you if you are from a professional school or department of architecture or design and wish to fully engage in the studio discourse and workshop activity, and invest time outside of studio hours developing projects. Prior experience with stationary power tools and hand tools is required.
Why Study Abroad at DIS?
You study abroad to enhance your major, broaden your intellectual horizons, discover Europe, meet the unexpected, have fun, and grow as an individual.
Study abroad at DIS is unique. We will help you meet your aspirations by offering you the
Freedom of Academic Choice
With over 300 academically challenging courses to choose from between our Copenhagen and Stockholm locations, as well as semester and summer options, you are able to mix and match courses to meet major requirements and explore new passions.
Europe As Your Classroom
Early in the semester, you will delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you will travel on a short study tour for three days in Denmark, Sweden, or a neighboring country, combined with a two-day seminar in Copenhagen or Stockholm. Later in the semester, you will travel again with your core course on a week-long study tour in Europe. Additionally, you can take an elective course with an integrated Optional Study Tour, or explore Europe off the beaten track on a DIScovery Trip during two additional breaks.
Theory-based courses include a focus on practice through hands-on learning experiences such as field studies throughout Copenhagen or Stockholm, expert guest lecturers, ‘flipped’ classrooms, practicums, real-life case studies, simulation exercises, skill-building workshops, studios, projects with professional critiques, and research labs.
A Holistic Approach to Meeting the Locals
Whether you choose to live in a Homestay, take a course in which you engage with the local community, take a Danish or Swedish Language and Culture course, volunteer in the local community, or meet your Visiting Hosts for an afternoon together; you’ll combine formal and informal learning to build a holistic experience. Our goal is to help you find your own individual way to depart your semester having built strong friendships and connections with the locals.
Focus On You As an Individual
At DIS Stockholm and DIS Copenhagen, the average class size is intimate, with approximately 20 students. With a diverse array of housing options, you have the flexibility to choose a living arrangement that will best fit you.
DIS Faculty Who Teach What They Do
DIS faculty bring real-life expertise from their field into the classroom. Most work as professionals in the areas they teach, giving you direct access to resources and networks both in Copenhagen or Stockholm, and while on study tour. They will introduce you to their network of leading researchers and health professionals, European politicians, innovative business leaders, cutting-edge architects and designers, forward-thinking entrepreneurs, ground-breaking activists, fascinating historians… and the list goes on and on!
Academic Challenges & Opportunities
Challenge yourself to raise questions, follow up on connections you make, examine issues from different perspectives, explore new mindsets, and reflect on your own values and identity through new experiences and discussions. Create your own unique experience by building cross-cultural competencies.
Northern European healthcare systems are currently facing rising costs, aging populations, and socio-economic inequality. Analyze and debate these challenges and their interplay with the organization, financing, and prioritization within the systems.
This program is right for you, if you study public health, public policy, or health science, or wish to pursue a graduate degree or future career in the health professions.