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Rachel Zlotnik

See how Rachel Zlotnik spent her year abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Denmark: Living Abroad

Student Activities

In addition to the field trips and study tours outlined under each academic program in this brochure, DIS organizes various social and cultural activities throughout the year, including excursions, and get-togethers with the host families. Students will find ways to socialize with the Danes through special interest groups, clubs, and sports. DIS will provide you with more information about how to join these clubs after you arrive.


DIS arranges housing for all IP participants. After selection, students will be asked to register online for housing. Instructions will be provided by DIS. There are five different housing options in Copenhagen: Family Stay, Kollegium (off-campus student housing facility), Shared apartment, Danish Roommate, and Danish folkehojskole. Each is described in more detail on the DIS website. Availability varies from year to year. Students will be asked to list their housing choices in order of preference and will be placed in housing on a first-come, first-serve basis.