University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Spring 2022: Copenhagen Global Health Internship - Spring Break

Program Dates March 26, 2022 - April 02, 2022 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled.

Program Overview This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by CGPS).

This global health internship explores health and healthcare in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark and the immediate surrounding area of Sweden. Students will learn that this Danish city ranks as one of the world's healthiest and happiest cities of the world and we will explore Copenhagen to learn how health practices differs from others. In this program, students will discover how Danish cuisine, cultural beliefs and practices, and activities contribute towards a different healthy lifestyle.

Excursions in the area will include touring castles with rich royal histories to gain insight to the history and culture of this region, a cultural walking tour with tastings of local foods, a day trip to Sweden to explore Lund and Malmo -- cities rich with viking history and culture, and visits to historically and culturally important sites in and around Copenhagen.

Students will stay in a centrally located hotel in Copenhagen with a full breakfast included each day. Class meetings and Canvas lectures set the plan for informal learning through fieldwork and guided experiences in and around Copenhagen.

The Program Fee includes housing in shared hotel rooms, all program-related events and excursions, most breakfasts, several group meals, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Copenhagen, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Denmark. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites. All students must enroll in at least 1 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
HLTH 395: Global Internship in Health Sciences (1 credit)
UNIV 373: Study Abroad - Copenhagen, Denmark (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Estimated Tuition based on current yearTBATBA
Final Program Fee$1,400.00$1,400.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)TBATBA
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00

The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $0.00 Initial Payment.

Contact Information:
Amy Hagstrom
Faculty Director
385 McDowell Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on December 06, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on December 06, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: December 14, 2021

Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.

Interest Meetings:
09/08/2021, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM,

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.