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Study Abroad in Denmark this summer.

Copenhagen: Europe in Theory and Practice

May 9 to June 10, 2022 (five weeks hybrid)

  • Intensive online coursework before departure (May 9 – May 12)
  • Travel to Copenhagen, Denmark (May 14 – May 28)
  • Independently completed final project (May 30 – June 10)

This hybrid online-study abroad summer program will look at the idea of Europe as it has been defined by critical theorists and as it is experienced now in different parts of the European Union. We will look at a number of political, social, economic, and cultural issues that give us a better sense of what it means to be European in the twenty-first century.

In the online portion of the course, students will learn about the history of the European Union, as a concept and as a political reality. They will learn and discuss topics that they will then explore on the ground during a two-week learning experience in-country: freedom of the press and secularism in multi-cultural societies, social welfare models in different European countries, technological innovations driving green capitalism, and the political influence of the degrowth movement.

During the two weeks abroad, students will revisit these topics from a Danish and Scandinavian perspective with local experts and a series of experiential learning opportunities.

Program Details


Students take two courses for a total of 2 units for the program.

LLC 397
LLC 495
Europe in Theory and Practice (1 unit) Independent study: Comparative News Analysis (1 unit)


$4,790 (approximate)
Costs do not include airfare and are subject to change without notice as a result of fluctuations in currency and other factors.

What's included?

  • 2 units of University of Richmond credit
  • While in Denmark:
    • Accommodations: Shared student housing will be in locations managed by our partner DIS. Housing is located in walking distance of DIS campus or easily accessible with public transportation.
    • Travel insurance
    • Orientation
    • Local transportation
    • All in-country program excursions

Not Included

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Most meals
  • Local cell phone coverage (recommended for texting)
  • For some non-US nationals, visa fees for any of the countries visited
  • Olivier Delers, Faculty Leader

    Associate Professor of French - Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Ready to apply?

Application Deadline

February 15, 2022

Scholarship: UR students are eligible to apply for the Holt Summer Study Abroad Scholarship. Selected recipients will receive approximately $1,200 toward the cost of the UR Summer Study Abroad program in Denmark. 


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