Students bicycle in Copenhagen, Denmark

Health and Well-being: Copenhagen, Denmark


Experience the unique cultural concept of “hygge” in the city that ranks No. 2 in the world for quality of life. In Copenhagen, immerse yourself in Danish culture while navigating modern urban design in a city that dates back to the 11th century. Take the World by the Horns gets you outside of the classroom and into research centers, clinics, and public spaces to experience the systems that foster wellness firsthand.

You will enroll in four courses offered by our partner, DIS Copenhagen, that focus on broader aspects of Danish life including Danish language and culture. DIS courses combine traditional classroom instruction with engaging visits to local sites. You will also travel outside of Denmark to experience and compare U.S. and Danish health care to other international systems.

There is no language requirement for participation. A Scandinavian language and culture course will be incorporated throughout the semester and will appear on your transcript. Upon your return, you may take a placement test or seek an evaluation to assess your UT Austin language course level.


List of courses to be released in October 2023.

Program Dates

Please note: Program dates are subject to slight change as DIS semester dates are finalized.

ArrivalAugust 17, 2024
Classes StartAugust 22, 2024
Classes End and DepartureDecember 14, 2024

Costs and Financial Aid

The total cost of the program is $29,260. This cost includes all registration fees and tuition, overseas insurance, flights, passport, visa, pre-departure costs, housing, excursions, meals, and estimated personal expenses during the semester abroad.

You will be able to apply for federal and institutional financial aid to cover a portion or all costs of this program.


The inaugural program starts August 2024.