Denmark consistently ranks at the top of global happiness, well-being, and quality of life scales. Explore how education, employment, and environmental issues contribute to this high quality of life.
This program is administered by College of Education & Human Development. Applications are processed by the Learning Abroad Center.
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||College of Education and Human Development|
|Student Type||UofM Students, Non UofM Students|
|Student Year||Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
Copenhagen, Denmark is one of the most livable cities in the world. On world-wide surveys of wellbeing, quality of life, and happiness, the Danes are consistently ranked at the top when compared to other global cities. Why do the Scandinavians appear to be so happy? What factors lead to satisfaction and high quality of life? Using positive psychology and happiness research as conceptual frameworks, we will spend time in Copenhagen and take several day trips outside of the city to examine factors that contribute to well-being and high quality of life.
Students will stay in a hostel where daily breakfast will be included.
December 1, 2019
March 6 - 15, 2020
Please note that this is an embedded course with regular class sessions throughout the spring semester and travel to Denmark over spring break - March 2020.
This Embedded Seminar will critically examine issues, current events, social policies, and ways of collective decision-making that contribute to high quality living and positive well-being through the lens of multiple disciplines, including the social sciences and social justice. Copenhagen will be the primary location and serve as an urban “laboratory” for students to explore issues related to the good life. The objective will be to use Copenhagen as a case study for urban livability.
This is an embedded course with regular class sessions throughout the spring semester and travel to Denmark over spring break - March 2020.
Michael Stebleton is associate professor of higher education in CEHD. His research and teaching interests focus on college student development, including how students make decisions about the meaning of work and career. He has led numerous experiences to Denmark with students to examine the "good life" from an international perspective.
Walking tour of Copenhagen, Royal Garden,Rosenborg Castle, bike tour of Norrebo
The program fee for Spring break 2020 is $4,475 and includes educational costs, program administration, some meals, international health insurance, international airfare, housing and program relaed excursions and site visits and local transportation. You must also budget for passport and passport photos, most meals, textbooks, independent travel, and miscellaneous living expenses.
If you are registered for less than 13-credits or if you are a non-UofM student, you will be charged tuition for this course in addition to the program fee.
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||Spring Break 2020|
|Program Name||Examining the “Good Life” in Denmark|
|Track Name||Examining the “Good Life” in Denmark|
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