Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020


Alayne Prine

Housing Options:

Apartment, Homestay, Student Residence Hall, Variable

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:


Program Website:

DIS Terrorism and Security


Opportunity Description

In order to better understand the concept and phenomenon of terrorism, as well as the attempts to counter it, we will analyze both recent cases in which terror has been used and strategical approaches employed by security services from a European perspective.

What is unique about this program?

  • Bring theory to life by traveling on course-integrated study tours on which visit sites of recent terrorist attacks to reflect on causes of terrorism
  • Meet with academic experts, journalists, and politicians to discuss how current incidents and events are framed in the public discourse on field studies
  • Meet with security operators to discuss ongoing counter-terror operations
  • Understand the historical underpinnings of terrorism in Europe, and gain new perspective for your future professional or academic discourse around one of the most debated burning political issues of the 21st century.

This program is right for you if you study international relations, political science, global studies, or are interested in understanding how a changing Europe responds to a wide range of security threats.

What is unique about Copenhagen?

Copenhagen is one of the most livable cities in the world, where locals enjoy a high quality of life in a vibrant capital.  On your way to class, you will be surrounded by a network of walking streets, canals lined with colorful houses, public gardens with castles, and spires dotting the skyline.  

Constantly on the cusp of new ideas, the Danish capital is changing the global agenda for sustainability, design, architecture, and food. Yet the locals still embrace their cultural roots and gather to celebrate the queen’s birthday outside her palace every year.  Each neighborhood has a different pulse, all connected by a stream of bikers. Regardless of the weather or season, Copenhageners often enjoy sitting outside, embracing every inch of their city.

Watch videos on DIS's YouTube channel for a more in-depth look at the city.

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a 2-Step process.  You may complete both steps simultaneously, but Cornell Approval must be obtained before your program advisor in Global Learning can complete any approval or nomination forms for the program itself. 

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  2. For Program Admission, the Office of Global Learning will forward your approved application materials to DIS for review.  DIS will write to you directly via email with their admissions decision.

DIS Programs have rolling admissions and an overall admissions cap per semester.  Please be mindful of deadlines.  It is recommended that students who are applying to DIS Programs in Copenhagen have a back-up program in mind, as admissions is not guaranteed (even if you meet admissions requirements).

On the Global Learning website you will find a list of current returned students who have agreed to share contact information, stories from students in their own words, and selections of recommended programs in these categories: Cornell Global Programs, College Administered, Global Issues, STEM-focused, and Beyond Europe. 

Returning Applicants