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DIS/ Psychology
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 02/11/2016
03/01/2016 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 02/11/2016
03/01/2016 TBA TBA
Fall 2016 02/11/2016
03/01/2016 08/20/2016 12/14/2016

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Program Type:
Study Center
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Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:
Housing Options:
Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
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Program Description:

This program focuses on psychological theory, research, and practice, with an emphasis on its application in a Danish and European context.

• Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours regionally and across Europe, where you will meet and discuss central themes with key researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, and organizations working in the field of psychology 
• Your classroom experience will be enhanced by guest lectures and field studies to local organizations that bring real-world examples of how psychological science is applied and practiced in Denmark
• Gain hands-on experience in your field with a supplemental practicum or lab attached to your core course

STUDENT PROFILEThis program is right for you, if you are interested in psychology, neuroscience, the health sciences, human development, or sociology

Pos Psych

>> Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness + Lab 
What is consciousness and which brain mechanisms shape the unique sense of self, implicit in all our thoughts and perceptions? Concepts and methods will be explored through the lenses of psychology, as well as behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. 

Week-Long Study Tour: Amsterdam-Nijmegen
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: One semester of neuroscience, physiological psychology, biological psychology, or cognitive psychology at university level.
Corequisite: Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness Research Lab 

>> Cross-Cultural Psychology
Through psychological research, theory, and methods, examine how culture influences human behavior and experience, and explore its influence on social relations, family processes, and experience of self. Implications for clinical practice will also be considered.

Credits: 3
Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level.
Recommendation: Cross-Cultural Psychology Practicum

>> European Clinical Psychology
Study clinical psychology with a focus on the way we approach the discipline within a European context, covering cultural and ethical issues, and different psychotherapeutic schools.

Credits: 3
Week-Long Study Tour: Vienna 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level.
Recommendation: European Clinical Psychology Practicum 

>> Positive Psychology
Through theory, research, and application, you will critically examine the psychology of well-being with both its possibilities and limitations, focusing on topics such as positive emotions, character strengths, flow, flourishing, mindfulness, and post-traumatic growth.

Credits: 3
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Budapest or London or Milan or Prague or Krakow-Warsaw
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level.
Recommendation: Postitive Psychology Practicum: Methods and Practice

DIS has over 200 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. 


Brandeis Specific Information

Program Prerequisites: Either a pscychology course at the university level or an abnormal pyschology course at the university level. Specific core courses require abnormal psychology, please visit DIS' website for more information.

Please note that the following programs are NOT approved for Brandeis credit:
  • Pre-Architecture
  • Architecture and Design
  • Textile Design
Please also note that ONLY the following housing options are approved:
  • Host Family
  • Kollegium
  • Folkehøjskole
**A full course load on the DIS program is fifteen credits (usually five courses). One course must be in Danish. Please note that one credit classes do not count toward the fifteen credits. Brandeis students must enroll in courses that are worth a minimum of three credits. If you have questions about putting your schedule together, please see a member of the study abroad staff.

**Optional Study Tours - Brandeis will not pay the additional fees for optional study tours, this cost will be billed to the student directly. This applies for 1-credit optional study courses as well as optional study tours attached to 3-credit courses.

Application Process:

Brandeis students can apply directly through the Office of Study Abroad for admission into the DIS program.

Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website in order to obtain more information about the internal application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.

Scholarship Details:
Students interested in learning more about study abroad scholarship opportunities should visit the scholarship section of the Brandeis study abroad website. 
*Please note that all information is subject to change.

This program is currently not accepting applications.