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DIS: Denmark: Psychology
Copenhagen, Denmark (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Year
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 15-OCT-2018 ** Rolling Admission 11-JAN-2019 12-MAY-2019
NOTE: Accepted students must commit by October 30th.
Year 2019-2020 15-MAR-2019 ** Rolling Admission 17-AUG-2019 09-MAY-2020
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 25.
Fall Semester 2019 15-MAR-2019 ** Rolling Admission 17-AUG-2019 14-DEC-2019
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 25.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
none
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No
Housing: Apartment, Homestay, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Program Provider
Education Abroad Advisor:
Margaret Walter
Application Fee:
Yes
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Yes
Subject Area:
Psychology
Program Description:
Psychology 
Study psychological theory, research, and practice, with an emphasis on their application in a Danish and European context.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Understand how psychological theory is applied and practiced in Denmark by hearing from guest lectures and local organizations who share real-world examples from the field
  • Engage in hands-on experiences in your field with a supplemental practicum or lab recommended alongisde to your Core Course
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated Study Tours regionally and across Europe, where you meet and discuss central themes with key researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, and organizations in the field of psychology 
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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Human Development
  • Neuroscience
  • Pre-Medicine/Health Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

CORE COURSE OPTIONS

Cyberpsychology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course addresses the productive and problematic use and impact of digital technologies across the lifespan, exploring cognitive, emotional, or socio-cultural perspectives. Topics include: implications of being a digital native or digital immigrant, the effects of techno stress, social media and self-esteem, cyberbullying, and cybertherapy. Where relevant, cultural implications are explored from a Scandinavian perspective.
Week-Long Study Tour: Dublin 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level. 

European Clinical Psychology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course is a study of clinical psychology with a focus on the way we approach the field within a European context. The course covers the origins of European clinical psychology, cultural, and ethical issues, as well as different psychotherapeutic schools. The focus throughout the course is on adult mental health.
Enhance Your Experience: experience practical application of the theory you learn in class through an additional 3-credit practicum companion course. Placements allow you to become immersed in the local population, gain international experience in the field, and make a difference!
Week-Long Study Tour: Vienna 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level. 
Recommendation: European Clinical Psychology Practicum 

Positive Psychology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course combines a study of theory, research, and application in the rapidly growing field of positive psychology. You critically examine the psychology of well-being with both its possibilities and limitations, focusing on topics such as positive emotions, character strengths, flow, flourishing, mindfulness, creativity, and post-traumatic growth within the context of culture and history. You investigate how positive psychology complements other areas of psychology, therapy, coaching, and communication; and how it can be applied in real-world, professional settings such as business development and the clinical context. Through experiential learning and reflection, you gain the necessary tools for developing sustainable happiness and increased life satisfaction.
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Budapest or London or Milan-Verona or Prague or Krakow-Poznan 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level. 
Recommendation: Happiness Lab: Positive Psychology and/or Positive Psychology Practicum: Methods and Practice 

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