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KIIS - Denmark
Arhus, Denmark; Copenhagen, Denmark; Ribe, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018
Rolling Admission 06/05/2018 06/30/2018
NOTE: Earlybird savings of $100 if you apply by December 1, 2017. $100 discount credited toward total program fee. Early notifications released December 15. Final deadline February 15. Regular acceptance notifications released March 1.

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English Language Courses Offered: None
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Academic Subject:
Anthropology, Biology, Geography & Tourism, History, Psychology, Women's and Gender Studies
Program Type: Provider
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Download 2018 estimated cost of attendance sheet: KIIS Denmark Summer 2018.pdf
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Program Description
The KIIS summer program in Denmark provides an ideal opportunity for hands-on learning in anthropology, archaeology, and history, all while exploring the landscapes of this beautiful Scandinavian country. Bordering Germany, Norway, and Sweden, Denmark is a tiny, mostly maritime nation, made up of many islands. Danes are known for their hospitality, helpfulness to visitors, and love of sports and the outdoors. Students will also find that most Danes (even in smaller villages) speak some English, making the four-week-long Denmark program an excellent option for English-only speakers in search of an enriching cultural immersion and learning experience. 

Since the country has so carefully preserved its rich and multifaceted history, the KIIS Denmark program will engage students in a wide-ranging romp through the past. Coursework and excursions will introduce Iron-Age and other ancient peoples, while offering a strong focus on the Vikings-their culture, their far-flung enterprises, and their domestic lives. Other courses will explore the descendants of these vigorous Norsemen, the modern Europeans who embraced Christianity, explored science, staged revolutions, forsook farms for the city, created a rich literature, and encountered the Nazis in World War II. 

The program starts with two weeks in the big city environment of Copenhagen, a sprawling world-class metropolis where a thriving cultural vitality is balanced by quiet parks and Tivoli Gardens (the world's oldest amusement park). Here we will enjoy easy access to the city's bustling theaters, restaurants, harbors, and shopping centers, as well as many exciting destinations nearby. Students' discovery of the past will take flight at many destinations only a short train ride away: Viking-era reconstructions, the homes and work places of historically significant Danes, open-air museums, picturesque fishing villages, and a plethora of castles, manor houses, and churches.

After two weeks in Copenhagen, we'll repair by bus and ferry to Bornholm for two days. Students will quickly realize how the fairy-tale qualities of this Baltic island make it a favorite vacation destination for Danes. With the sea almost always in view, we'll visit charming coastal villages, all while discovering the island's rune stones, round churches, and museums.

During the final two weeks of the program, the university town of Aarhus in Jutland will serve as a base from which we encounter more archaeological and historical sites, as well as some of the country's most stunning geography. Among the highlights, we'll spend a day in the medieval town of Ribe, explore the reconstructed Viking fortress at Fyrkat, and watch the Baltic and North seas merge in the unusual light at Grenan, on the tip of the peninsula.

Students are able to enjoy surrounding cities and regions at greater length during independent travel weekends.

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This program is not currently accepting applications.