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Curriculum: Danish Foreign Exchange Program

Thayer will launch a new foreign exchange program for undergraduates at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in the fall of 2016 and is considering adding a fourth program in Melbourne, Australia, in 2017. Thayer currently runs exchange programs for engineering majors with Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a program for BE students with the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg, Germany.

Copenhagen, Denmark Skyline
CITY SCAPE: Thayer students will be able to explore Copenhagen while studying at the Technical University of Denmark. Photograph by Ibrahim50/creative commons.

One of the reasons we pursued new exchange programs is that we’ve had more of demand than we’ve had space available,” says Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Holly Wilkinson, who oversees Thayer’s international programs with Professor Benoit Cushman-Roisin. Says Wilkinson, “We had an overwhelming interest in starting an exchange program in Western Europe.” Of the 22 students who attended Thayer’s study abroad information session during Fall Term, she reports, 18 students already indicated they’d like to attend DTU, which offers a wide range of engineering disciplines—including sustainability, a popular area of study among Thayer students.

The new program will also build another kind of international experience: bringing several Danish students a year to Thayer.

—Anna Fiorentino

Categories: The Great Hall, Curriculum

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