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Undergraduate Global Immersion in Denmark

Copenhagen Business School: International Summer University Program (ISUP)

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: June 20 - August 1, 2014 with arrangements for three-week option also available

Term: six weeks during summer term

Objective: In this program students study a variety of international business topics in a dynamic multicultural environment at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). Classes are taught by a combination of international faculty.


  • Carlson undergraduate students
  • Classes will be a mix of students from international business schools and some CBS students


  • 7.5 elective credits
  • Grading is S-N basis

Students select 2 classes from an array of options offered by CBS. Each class meets for 2.5 hours twice a week for five weeks, followed by a week of exams. Students seeking major credit must get pre-approval from the Undergraduate Program Office. To review course offerings, please visit CBS at Course options include a wide range of classic business courses, as well as more diverse courses that draw on other academic disciplines, for instance Humanitarian Operations and Social Media Analytics.


This program is open to Carlson students in good academic standing and have completed a minimum of two years of university studies. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.


Copenhagen is home to global leaders in pharmaceuticals, production, communications, and information technology. Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is the second largest business school in Europe and students from around the world come to the International Summer University Program.


See Quick Links to the right for detailed information from the partner school. Students take two classes over five weeks plus one week of exams. Most classes are taught on Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. There are no classes held on Fridays. All courses include preliminary assignments to be completed before arrival.

CBS organizes a variety of social activities in Copenhagen, including international dinners, Danish folk-dancing, city walking tours, and tours around Denmark and of neighboring countries. These activities are optional and their cost is not included in the program fee.

Housing and Food

Students live in dormitory-style residence halls with Danish, U.S., and international students. All accommodations have access to a kitchen and internet. Housing is available on a first served basis so early application is encouraged. Please note that housing can be rented only for the entire 6 week program. Students have full access to CBS facilities including computer labs and libraries. To view housing options, please visit CBS.

Budget Estimate 2013

These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors.

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. See Costs and Billing for additional budgeting information and Scholarships and Finances for resources and application instructions.

7.5 credits MN resident tuition (actual tuition rate based on student status) $3,479
Program Fee maintains resident student status and covers program administration and international health insurance*. This amount will appear on the U of M student account. $1,500
Transportation (estimated cost of round trip flight from Minneapolis to Copenhagen) $1,000

Documentation (passport and photos)

Housing cost depends on room size, single or shared double apartment-style dorm $900 - $2,200
Essential Daily Living Expenses (approximately $20 per day) $840
Miscellaneous includes books/supplies and local transportation $300

$8,161 - $9,461

*Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.

Application and Selection

For detailed application information and instructions please visit the Apply page.

Summer program applications open January 1st for the coming summer term. Requirements include the application form, a resume, and Global Immersion essay. A nonrefundable application fee of $50 is applied to the applicant's U of M student account. Submit a completed application by the February 15th deadline for summer programs.

Application to all programs is based on a review by the education abroad selection committee and selection notifications are sent out within four weeks of the application deadline. Once selected, students are given the opportunity to confirm acceptance, at which point they are subject to Education Abroad policies. Confirmed students may then submit an official application to Copenhagen Business School.

All details subject to change based on economic and international factors.

Quick Links

Access Abroad

We encourage students who may have constraints to consult with our Education Abroad advisors and read information available at Access Abroad.

Contact Information

Global Immersion
Carlson Global Institute
CSOM 2-210
Phone: 612-625-9361
Fax: 612-624-8248

Send an email to a Copenhagen Summer Program past participant.

Please be respectful of past participants' time, and be reasonable in your expectations of response time. Please do not contact more than two students at a time. If you do not hear back within a week, then you can reach out to another student on the list.

Stephanie Topp
Abby Bohnen
Austin Loeb

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