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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
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  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:: CSU International Programs Class Eligibilty:: 3rd year, 4th year
Minimum GPA:: 3.0 Language of Instruction:: English
Language Pre-requisite:: None Language Courses Offered:: Danish
Areas of Study:: Architecture, General Education Housing Options:: Apartment, Dormitory, Homestay
Internship & Service Learning Opportunities:: No
Program Description:


The CSU International Programs (IP) offers affordable academic year study abroad options at 50 different universities in 18 countries. The CSU IP academic program in Denmark is arranged by the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), located in the heart of Copenhagen.

Alumni Contacts

Name: Laura Dion
Major: Architecture 
Program: Academic Year 2017


Copenhagen, Denmark
(Check out our Denmark_InfoGraphic.pdf!)
Founded in the tenth century, Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, is the center of the Danish national government as well as an economic and cultural hub for the Baltic region. The city is graced with many historical, well-preserved buildings, old winding streets, open squares, and an array of towers, castles, and parks.

Host Institution: Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Affiliated with the University of Copenhagen, DIS is a non-profit university institution supported and supervised by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. The faculty of DIS is drawn from both higher education and the professional community in Denmark.
For more information about the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, visit their website.


IP student in Architecture and Design you will take studio, lecture, and seminar courses on Scandinavian and Danish architecture and design. Instruction in the Danish language is a program requirement. Each semester, participants also choose from elective courses across a variety of subject areas. The program includes course-related study tours guided by faculty to western Denmark, Scandinavia, Germany, and The Netherlands.

For more information regarding the course offerings and links to the host universities, visit the Program Brochure.  

You will earn Cal Poly credit on this program.
You are highly encouraged to get your Major, Minor and GE courses pre-approved prior to applying to this program.

Major Courses: Provide the course descriptions to your Academic Advising Center/Faculty Advisor to determine the course equivalencies and how credits will transfer back.  You are highly encouraged to consult with their academic advisor/faculty advisor to complete any necessary paperwork prior to applying/departure.
Minor Courses:  Consult with the Minor Department to discuss the best way to seek course pre-approvals.
Credit Transfer of GE Courses: Pick up the GE Course Substitution for Study Abroad form at the Cal Poly International Center (Building 52- Room E32). Please provide the course descriptions of the GE courses you wish to have approved when submitting the form.  Allow four to six weeks to hear back about substitution approvals. You will hear back about your GE petitions with an email notification from
To review potential Pre-Approved General Education and Language course lists, visit the Cal Poly General Education website.    
To review the available course offerings on this program, visit the Academic Bulletin for Denmark.


This program is open to fourth year Architecture Majors.
- Minimum 3.00 GPA
- Upper-division standing
- Pre-requisite: complete third year Architecture courses
- Not actively on academic probation
- Good disciplinary standing 

How to Apply
1. Complete Cal Poly International Center "Architecture Away" application by January 10th
2. Complete the Cal Poly International Center "CSU IP Denmark: Architecture" application by January 10th
3. Submit all application materials through the CSU IP website/Terra Dotta system by February 1st deadline
4. Review the following Architecture CSU IP FAQ's document:  Architecture CSU IP FAQ's

Program Details

Students register for housing before departure through DIS. Available housing options include shared apartments with local Danish residents, dormitories, and homestays.
The IP Denmark program is an academic yearlong program.
To review the program dates, visit the IP Denmark Calendar.
Special Events/Planned Activities
In addition to the study tours and adventure trips, DIS plans social events during the year that bring all DIS students and their host families and Danish roommates together. All of the students, host families and roommates are invited to a traditional Christmas lunch with traditional Danish holiday dishes and activities during the fall semester and a DIS picnic during the spring semester.

Dates / Deadlines:

Application currently closed.

This program is currently not accepting applications.