Social Engagement and Social Change

Denmark:

Copenhagen - Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Denmark is a large program offering an extensive selection of subject tracks in a broad range of subject areas, integrating extensive course-embedded travel.

Why study in Denmark?

  • Offers well planned subject tracks in virtually all subject areas
  • Core course includes extensive travel in Denmark and other European destinations 
  • Courses taught by a wide range of experts, including former government officials, working professionals, and university faculty
  • Optional study tours to a wide range of locations throughout Europe and Russia

Advisor(s):
Professor Seawell, (Psychology) Science 1607 - (Available for consultation Spring 2013)
Professor Levandoski, (Chemistry) Science 2009
Professor Henry, (GWSS) Mears 301
Professor Marzluff, (Chemistry) Science 2208
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Biomedicine
Child Development
Economics
European Studies
Genocide Studies
History
Human Rights
Medical Practice and Policy
Migration Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Website: Program Website

Sweden:

Stockholm - The Swedish Program
  • The Swedish Program: Liberal Arts at the Stockhom School of Economics , primarily recommended for students intending to work on advanced projects in the social sciences, focuses on how Sweden has addressed political, social, artistic, and economic issues relevant to all advanced societies.
  • The curriculum reflects the country's innovative responses to public policy challenges such as environmental protection, gender equality, women's issues, immigration, workplace democracy, day-care, health care, and education; topics which are pursued in an interdisciplinary and critical tradition. Comparative study compares and contrasts Swedish social and economic policies with those of the United States and its European neighbors. Course work also includes the required study of Swedish language as well as offerings in Swedish literature, film, art, and architecture. All content courses are taught in English. Classes promote experiential learning through direct observation and discussion with Swedi sh professionals, and students are expected to keep journals in order to record and interpret their everyday experiences.
  • Field trips have included visits to the Swedish Parliament, art museums, the Royal Theater, public schools and private companies. The fall semester program offers an extended excursion to the islands of the Stockholm Archipelago while in the spring semester students travel to the Dalarna region 200 miles north of the Stockholm. An optional excursion is also offered to the island of Gotland.
  • Program participants have the option of living with a Swedish family or in university-owned apartments throughout the city.
  • Eligibility: Background in sociology, anthropology, and/or political science. Detailed plan of study.  

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Advisor(s):
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
European Studies
Health Care
International Relations
Migration Studies
Political Science
Public Policy
Swedish & Scandinavian Studies
Sociology
Women’s Studies
Website: Program Website

USA:

Chicago - ACM Chicago Program: Urban Studies

The ACM Chicago Program gives students a solid grounding - knowledge, resources, and connections - and the flexibility to follow their passions.

Students are encouraged to explore the big issues facing cities today and relate those issues to their own lives, education and career aspirations.

The program offers three main areas of emphasis:

  • Arts,
  • Entrepreneurship, and
  • Urban Studies

Students can choose to focus on one of these topics or to engage in classes and projects across the disciplines.

All students take the team-taught Core Course, which draws on the three themes to introduce students to Chicago and give context to the environment in which they are living and learning.

All of this takes place in a dynamic city that has, from its founding, been built on connections and innovation.  At the center of the country, Chicago has always been a hub of communication, commerce, and transportation.  Through the years, Chicago has continued to produce leaders across the spectrum of its artistic, business, educational, activist, social and cultural areans.

  • Housing is provided in shared apartments.

Advisor(s):
Paul Hutchison, (Education) Steiner 301
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Teaching
Website: Program Website