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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: PSU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
SU21 Denmark CAREY

Program Overview

Based in Copenhagen, this course is an intensive 12-day excursion into the heart of Europe’s criminal justice reform system, with a particular emphasis on the treatment of Sex Work. Students will examine criminal justice reform by looking at the Danish system and meeting with criminal justice scholars and practitioners. Students will visit the courts, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and prisons to explore first-hand the
criminal justice system in Denmark. Students will also travel to Malmo, Sweden to compare the criminal justice system and reform.  Students will also attend three
3-hour classroom sessions (two before and one after for debrief and presentations). Students will be creating an ePortfolio which will include assignments and reflections.
Highlights include:
  • Understanding comparative Criminal Justice, especially around topics as sex work and human trafficking
  • Site visits to prisons, courts and law offices;
  • Day trip to southern Sweden.  


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Faculty Leader Chris Carey, Ph.D., J.D.
Associate Professor
Criminology & Criminal Justice
Portland State University
Travel Dates Summer 2022
Areas of Study This program is open to all students, but is especially relevant for the following majors:
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • English
  • Ethnic Studies
  • International Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Urban & Public Affairs
  • Women's Studies
Course & Credit CCJ 450: Comparative Perspective of Criminal Justice
4 credits

CCJ Majors:
This course counts toward your Elective Course Requirement!

CCJ Minors: 
This course counts toward your Elective Course requirement!
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  Danish*

*Knowledge of Danish is not required to participate in this program!
Housing Centrally located student housing on the DIS campus. Housing will include: 
  • Shared bedrooms & bathrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blankets, pillows, bed linens, and towels
  • Internet included
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Postbaccalaureate 
  • Graduates
Preference is given to degree-seeking PSU students.
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.50

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Pre-Requisites None
  • The program involves walking over uneven surfaces throughout the city
If you have any questions or concerns about your ability to participate due to these considerations, please contact the Education Abroad Advisor responsible for this program. 
Application Process
(PSU Students)
  • Unofficial Transcript (from banweb)
  • 2 short essays
  • 1 Recommendation Form (submitted electronically via VikingsAbroad)
    • This is not a formal letter of recommendation, rather your recommender will need to fill out a short questionnaire about you with space for comments. 
    • This cannot be submitted by the program leader
    • These must be Professional or Academic in nature
  • Interview
  • $50 Application Fee. This is billed to your student account after the deadline when your application is reviewed.
Application Process
(Non-PSU Students)
*Program Fee will not be final until salary rates are finalized.
  • 4 undergraduate Credits (CCJ 450)
  • Accommodations in a centrally located student housing in Copenhagen
  • Welcome & Farewell dinners
  • Access to the local staff & support team & the DIS facilities
    • Library facilities
    • Computer labs
    • Printing services
    • Wireless internet
    • Student lounges
  • Field Trips & Excursions in Copenhagen
  • Overnight trip to Sweden
  • Transportation passes for the duration of the program
  • 24/7 student support 
  • Ed Abroad Service Fee
  • International Health Insurance

*Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged the PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees.

*Application Fee: All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will be assessed to the students' account. 


This program is currently not accepting applications.