DENMARK: CHILD DEVELOPMENT & DIVERSITY AT DIS
Academic Year Deadlines
February 1: Priority Deadline
Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.
3.0 Cumulative GPA
CSU Class Standing
Junior or Senior
There are no CSU IP pre-requisites for this program. Students are responsible for verifying that they meet individual course pre-requisites prior to registration with the overseas institution.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
|Early Childhood Education
to view the online course catalog.
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.
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 at the top of the brochure page.
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program.
Academic Year: August to May
The Denmark: Child Development & Diversity at DIS 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.
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/
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. The 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 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/
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM NOTES:
Applicants must complete and submit two applications for this program: the CSUF online application and the CSU IP online application.
"All CSUF IP participants must study the Danish language each semester as an integral feature of the academic program. Each semester, all CSU IP students are required to take:
Participants choose from elective courses across a variety of subject areas. The purpose of taking elective courses is to permit students to learn more about the European cultural environment through subject matter of particular interest. For a list of elective courses and course information including unit values of courses, go to https://disabroad.org/," (CSU IP Academic Bulletin for Denmark).
- a Danish language course each semester
- required courses in their program each semester
- elective courses each semester, and
- a minimum of 15 units each semester