Two athletes giving each other high fives on the field.


Students will live in shared rooms in dorm or apartment-style buildings with members of the Middlebury-Copenhagen First-Year Program cohort and a DIS First-Year Program coordinator as the resident assistant. You will receive a stipend to cover your meals (self-catered, shared kitchen). This housing arrangement allows you to build community with other students and develop important life skills such as cooking and cleaning for yourself. Part of living and studying in Copenhagen means that, just as the Copenhageners do, students will commute by foot, bike, bus, train, or metro.

City street with two people riding bikes and people walking on a sidewalk.

Cultural and Community Engagement

By getting involved through both DIS and local activities, you have the chance to make new friends, broaden your horizons, and develop your leadership and interpersonal skills. During your time abroad, we encourage you to challenge yourself to expand the boundaries of your comfort zone and be curious. In order to engage with local culture, participants in this program will each be matched with a visiting host for occasional social experiences. DIS visiting hosts sign up to participate because they have an interest in learning about another culture and want to share their own. Middlebury students who have studied at DIS have expressed that the Visiting Host Program was a highlight of their semester abroad and these relationships often continue for many years.

Study Abroad
Sunderland Language Center, First Floor
356 College Street
Middlebury, VT 05753