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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: CU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
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Language of Instruction: English Core Program Attributes: Direct Enrollment
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Housing Options: Apartment with Local Students, Camping, Dormitory/Residence Hall, Homestay
Approved by: AAP, CALS, ENG, HUM EC, ILR, SHA Minimum Student Status: junior, senior
Program Advisor: Alayne Prine Curricular Highlights: Health/Pre-Med, Psychology
Program Description:
Child Development & Diversity 
The Scandinavian approach to childhood is progressive, sparking discussion about parenting, childcare, and culture. Through your practicum experience and reflection on current issues, gain new perspectives on child development and education.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Delve into a cross-cultural approach to childhood and adolescence and reflect on the unique Nordic pedagogy of ‘the good childhood’
  • In your weekly practicum, develop interpersonal competencies by actively engaging at a Danish childcare institution or school
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated Study Tours to explore cross-cultural European educational methods by visiting practitioners, researchers, and childcare and youth institutions
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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Child Development
  • Education/Educational Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Human Development

CORE COURSE OPTIONS

Child Development in Scandinavia + Practicum
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Practicum) 
Within the framework of Nordic pedagogy, investigate education and care, analyzing the discourse surrounding quality of life for children. Explore the pros and cons of free play, and relationships to caregivers and peers in the welfare state, school readiness versus social pedagogy, and children’s exploration of nature in practicum, Study Tour, and on Field Studies.
Week-Long Study Tour: Finland 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Corequisite: Child Development in Scandinavia Practicum 

Children in a Multicultural Context + Practicum 
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Practicum) 
Based on research and student experiences at practicum sites, the course examines practices around the terms ethnic diversity and multiculturalism in Danish education and social policy. Educational issues such as teaching practices, intercultural communication and learning, multilingualism, and the influence of culture on education and child development are studied.
Week-Long Study Tour: England
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Corequisite: Children in a Multicultural Context Practicum 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/17/2019 12/14/2019
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/17/2019 05/09/2020
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.