*although the DIS website states that this session is 7-9 credits, Pratt students will only be granted 7 credits
COST, CURRENCY + EXPENSES
Paid Directly to Pratt:
Graduate Tuition, 7 credits: $11,991
Undergraduate Tuition, 7 credits: $10,836
Study-Abroad Fee: $400
International Student Fee: $75
Non-refundable deposit: $500*
Paid Directly to DIS:
DIS Housing: 7 weeks $2,925
DIS Independent Housing Fee, Arch & Des: $400
Cost for transporting work back to NYC: TBD (Approximately $300)
Airfare $1000 - $1,500
Estimated personal expense $2,000 -$3,000
Danish krone and Euros
It is recommended that students obtain at least $200 in cash to exchange for the host country's local currency to cover personal expenses, transportation, and food. Major credit and debit cards are widely accepted; ATMs are a more economical means to access cash.
Financial Aid Application: Due February 15
Financial Aid*** is available for the DIS Summer Program Session 4 in Copenhagen. You should go to Financial Aid as soon as possible to fill out an application form even if you are not 100% certain that you will go on the study abroad program.
*Refund Policy: If you withdraw on May 10 or before, 100% of the total program cost will be refunded, except the non-refundable deposit of $500. If you withdraw May 17-23, 55% of the total program cost will be refunded, except the non-refundable deposit of $500. If you withdraw on May 23 or after, no refund will be issued.
**Airfare, books, studio supplies, and meals are the student’s responsibility
***DIS offers a scholarship to students in the Summer Program on need basis. Please request a scholarship application form from the DIS Coordinator, Myonggi Sul by emailing: email@example.com. DIS also awards two/three merit scholarships presented at Pratt during the Fall DIS exhibit.
DIS guarantees housing to all students who request (and have paid for) DIS arranged housing. The deadline for requesting summer housing is one month before the arrival date, but the sooner you sign up for housing the better. During the summer, Kollegium and DIS Residential Communities are the two housing options. However, if these two housing options reach capacity, students may be offered a Danish Roommate or a Host Famiy. Once you’ve been admitted to DIS and are registering online for your summer abroad, you will have an opportunity to express interest in one of these alternative options. More information can be found on the website, www.dis.dk
DIS Residential Community:
The DIS Residential Community option, you live with other DIS students in a DIS housing facility. The facilities are all relatively centrally located and furnished. The sizes vary and two or more students often share a room. You will either share a kitchenette and a bathroom with your roommates or share a common kitchen and bathroom with fellow DIS students living in the same building.
Kollegium is the Danish word for a student residence hall. European universities usually do not have campuses; consequently, kollegiums are used by students from various universities and colleges. The Kollegiums have been divided into three categories:
- Traditional: Live in a kollegium where there is a possibility for social events and informal get-togethers with other residents. You share the kitchen with 10-12 other residents and will typically have your own room and bathroom, or a double room that you share with another DIS student.
- International: Boost your study experience with an international influence and choose to live in kollegiums with international students. In this independent apartment style setting, you will usually share a bathroom and common facilities with one or two students, or be in a facility where you share only the kitchen with three other students.
- Independent: Choose to lead an independent lifestyle and live in one of DIS’ independent apartment-style kollegiums. You will have your own room, bathroom and kitchenette. These kollegiums generally do not offer social activities as there are typically no common facilities.
Students arrange for his/her own housing. Independent Housing Fee applies. Students who switch between DIS Housing to Independent Housing after May 1 will be subject to a $100 change fee, plus any additional direct costs.
a Visa is not required of United States citizens during short-term stays (less than 90 days) to Denmark, Finland, Norway, or Sweden. However, students who do not hold US citizenship may need to obtain a Visa. Refer to the links below for more information on Visa requirements. Upon acceptance, students will be contacted by DIS and can gain assistance in the process from the institute.
US Department of State
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Citizens of the U.S., Canada, Australia and the European Union do NOT need a Danish Residence permit or tourist visa to study in Denmark for the summer. You simply arrive with your passport, which must be valid 3 months beyond the last day of stay in the Schengen countries.
If you are NOT a citizen of the U.S., Canada, Australia, or the European Union, you MAY need a tourist visa to enter Denmark. A list of countries whose citizens need a visa to enter in Denmark can be found on the Immigration Service’s web site
Schengen Visa: y
ou must apply for this visa at the Embassy/Consulate of your main destination
DIS Study Tours
, students who are NOT citizens of the U.S., Canada, Australia, or the EU may need to apply for additional tourist visas for the academic study tours. DIS will assist students with applying for visas once the students have begun the get started packet for the Summer Study Abroad Program.
will allow you to enter all Schengen countries (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland)
If you are required to obtain a tourist visa, you will need to:
- Register your application online through the Visa Self Service Denmark website
- Submit payment of visa fee*
- Obtain a passport** with a validity that exceeds the intended stay in Schengen by at least three months. Other travel documents by at least six months. Passports must have been issued within the last ten years. Please make sure that your passport/travel documents has a blank page to affix the visa.
- A recent photo (no hats, scarves, sunglasses, etc.)
- Schedule a personal appointment at the Consulate General in New York to submit the required documents, or mail the required documents to the Consulate General***
- A valid U.S. Resident Alien Card (copies or notarized copies are not acceptable) or a valid U.S. visa (including the I-94 or I-94W form). Students should present a valid I-20. If returning to the U.S., the residence permit/visa must be valid at least three months beyond the last day of the intended stay in Denmark/Schengen.
- Proof establishing the purpose of your trip. Once you’ve submitted your Get Started registration form, the DIS North American Office will provide you with this letter. Please contact Steve Olson at: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding a visa to Schengen countries, and Mia Schleifer: email@example.com at the Pratt International Affairs Office with questions regarding return to U.S.
- Proof of travel insurance. DIS will provide a letter from the insurance company directly to the Danish Consulate General on your behalf.
- Proof of accommodation. Once you’ve submitted your Get Started registration form, the DIS North American Office will provide you with this letter. Please contact Kari Theil at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- Proof that you can continue your trip after your visit to the Schengen countries (i.e. confirmed itinerary from airline or travel agent)
- A recent bank statement or international credit card statement in your name. You need to show that you have $50 per day while you are in the Schengen area($25 per day if you are staying with family, friends, or DIS provided housing). If you are unable to submit bank or credit card statement, you can submit copies of traveler’s checks. On approval of your Schengen visa your original airline ticket must be submitted. E-tickets showing ticket number and payment in full is acceptable.
Royal Danish Consulate
*You may only send CASH or MONEY ORDERS made out to the Danish Consulate. No personal checks. You should check the current visa fees on the Sunsular website.
885 Second Avenue, 18th floor (48th Street)
New York, NY 10017-22-1
**If you cannot pick up your passport once the visa has been issued, the passport will be sent to your home or business address-at your own risk- via Federal Express. In this case, an additional $20 will be charged. Do NOT include a PO Box mailing address on your application, FedEx cannot deliver to PO Boxes and the return of your passport will be delayed.
***Most applications will be processed by the Royal Danish Consulate General, and may take up to 2 months. In some cases, the application must be referred to the Danish Immigration Service in Denmark and may take longer.
CULTURE, DINING + LIFESTYLE
Although the official language of Denmark is Danish, many Danes living in Copenhagen -- particularly in the city center -- speak English. However, packing a dictionary or a phrasebook may be useful.
The Danish are known for propriety, which is demonstrated in almost every aspect of their culture. Although dress is casual, make sure your clothes are clean and neat; remember, you will be representing Pratt as student ambassadors!
Bicycling as a popular form of travel in Copenhagen; an efficient way to travel around the city would be to rent a bike for the duration of your stay.
The Danes take pride in their cuisine, and Copenhagen restaurants strive for excellence. If you're looking for traditional Danish food, head to Indre By or Nyhavn, Copenhagen's historic districts. For fine dining, head to the more upscale districts of Langelinie or Frederiksberg. Those on a budget might try Christiania where restaurants are generally cheaper due to the neighborhood's refusal to pay sales tax.
The centerpieces of Danish cooking are potatoes, cabbage, and mushrooms, produce that thrives in colder climates. Meals served in traditional Danish restaurants generally include large portions of meat and dairy products, in which pork and salmon are major culinary staples.
Street food is abundant in Copenhagen, and is of excellent quality and affordable cost. Make sure to try Denmark's national dish, Frikadeller (meatballs) accompanied by cabbage drenched in a cream sauce. And a trip to Copenhagen is not complete without sampling some of the country's famed pastries, with their flaky butter crusts, rich fruit compotes, and creamy custards.
Look out for the Roskilde Music Festival, Fashion Week, the open-air electronica festival, midsummer bonfires celebrating Sankthansaften, the Jazz Festival, and the Pride Parade…to name a few!