2023 Honors Early Fall Start Denmark

2023 Honors Early Fall Start Denmark


2023 Honors Early Fall Start Denmark

Colonialism, Culture, and Public Art Activism

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Program Dates: Early Fall Start 2023 (August 19-Sept 14)

Credits and Courses: 5 credits total

  • HONORS 384, Interdisciplinary, SSc/A&H and  “W” and  “DIV” designated

Director: Juliana Villegas (she/her), Honors (Associate Director); Dept of English (Affiliate Assistant Professor)

Co-Director: Morten Bøje Stensgaard Larsen (he/him), Scandinavian Studies/Danish, visiting lecturer

Information Session via Zoom on Monday, Feb. 6 at 4:30 p.m.

APPLY NOW through the APPLICATION LINK- Deadline extended to March 15


About the Program

This program is based in Copenhagen and addresses the interplay of public art and activism, as well as their roles in making visible the history of colonialism and colonized identities in Denmark, past and present.  Students will gain a grounding in Danish history, cultures, and national narratives to explore how public art installations such as I AM QUEEN MARY (currently virtual) have consciously brought together artists, cultural heritage institutions, government, and communities to engage in the complex process of social justice activism through public art.

We will work with partners at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Aarhus, as well as community scholars and artists in the cities of Copenhagen and Aarhus.

Program Leadership

Juliana Villegas (she/her) is associate director of the Interdisciplinary Honors Program and affiliate assistant professor in the department of English.  Dr. Villegas regularly teaches abroad, most recently in Denmark and Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.  Villegas has created and directed many study broad programs during her time at the UW and is an experienced international educator. She holds her Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington (The Racial Shadow in American Literature) where her research is grounded in critical mixed race and comparative global immigration and migration narratives. A recent focus of her scholarship is within digital storytelling and its impact on identity formation and memory.

Morten Bøje Stensgaard Larsen (he/him), M.A., Philosophy and Danish, visiting lecturer Acting Instructor of Danish. Fields of interest include  Scandinavian Literature and Culture Danish Aesthetics Art Culture Literary Criticism Literature Philosophy.

Program Expenses

Anticipated Student Program Fee: $4,400 (students do not pay tuition; program fee and concurrent enrollment fee only).

Average Airplane Ticket: $1,400-1,600 (continue to check prices as we anticipate some increase in airfare)

Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.

Payment Schedule

Note: Students do not pay regular tuition costs, instead a concurrent enrollment fee of $485 is paid plus the program fee.  Students pay for their roundtrip airfare and approximately 1/2 of food (breakfast is included as well as several dinners and lunches).  All lodging, excursions and ground transportation costs are covered as part of the program fee.

Estimated costs:

Payment Type Payment Amount Payment Due Date
Non-Refundable UW Study Abroad Fee $485 2 weeks after acceptance, TBD
Program Fee Balance $4,400 Autumn Quarter Tuition Schedule

Making the program affordable

The Honors Program is passionate about study abroad and the incredible impact it can have on a student’s life. Don’t assume you can’t afford to study outside of the U.S. Here are resources to help you get started on your global adventures!

Honors Program Scholarships

The Honors Program offers a number of scholarships for current Honors Program students. These scholarship funds may be used for UW approved study abroad programs or exchanges. Students may apply beginning in late January (deadline is March 30).

Study Abroad Scholarships at UW

Every student who applies and is accepted to a study abroad program is considered for a scholarship. Scholarship awards are dependent on need and students may be awarded up to $4,000. Visit the study abroad office in 459 Schmitz Hall to learn more or click here. Students may also email goglobal@uw.edu for an advising appointment.

There are several outside resources for study abroad scholarships. Visit the UW’s Study Abroad Scholarship page for more information on scholarship support as well as information about GET funds and how you may apply the GET to your study abroad costs.

Using Financial Aid for Study Abroad

You may find more information about using your existing financial aid for study abroad on the Study Abroad Office’s Financial Aid webpage. In general, all financial aid awarded may be used to support study abroad. Exceptions to this include tuition waivers, work-study awards, or scholarships that are specific about using the award for tuition (although there may be flexibility with some scholarships, please check with the financial aid office). Tuition waivers and work-study are never allowed for study abroad.

Revision of Need

You may also turn in a “Revision of Need” form with the Financial Aid Office if you have a FAFSA on file. Once you are accepted to a study abroad program, visit the Study Abroad Office to obtain a budget for your study abroad program then complete the Revision Request and turn in both the budget and the revision request to the Office of Student Financial Aid in Schmitz Hall.

Visit the Financial Aid Study Abroad Funding Website for more information about applying for Summer quarter financial aid and for information about Exploration Seminar financial aid timeline (different than A or B term financial aid disbursement timeline).

Application Process

This program is for students in the Honors Program and Scandinavian Studies as well as all undergraduate students at the UW Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses. Graduate students are welcome to apply, but must have approval from their department advisor to obtain graduate level credits for participation in the program. Program values are grounded in intersectional justice and equity. We recruit and welcome students from all backgrounds.

No prerequisites or language requirements are needed to apply.

To learn more contact villegas@uw.edu

APPLY NOW! Application link- Deadline extended to March 15