English Studies at the University of Aarhus
Program Dates: early August - late December (fall); early February - late June (spring)
Location: Aarhus, Denmark (University of Aarhus)
What's this program about?
For the eighth year, Michigan State University will exchange students with the University of Aarhus for an experience in international education. This program, sponsored by the MSU Department of English, is open to students from all colleges and is of special interest to English majors.
During spring semester, students will have the opportunity to participate in Danish culture, as well as study at the highest-ranking English department in Denmark. They will experience first-hand a modern Danish city and gain a unique perspective on European and American literature.
What can students study?
Students will be required to enroll in a minimum of twelve(12), maximum of sixteen(16), semester credits. Aarhus English Department courses are taught exclusively in English. Students will have full access to all courses provided by the department, including English and American literature, English Studies, American Studies, Canadian Studies and Anglo-Irish Literature and Culture. Students may enroll in any of the University of Aarhus' courses, subject to the approval of their MSU department for the transfer of credit upon return to the United States.
Typical course offerings may include:
Language: The University of Aarhus also has excellent language instruction facilities and for those students who wish to study Danish, it offers a great opportunity. All students will be required to participate in an introductoryDanish language and culture program, offered in cooperation with the Aarhus International Student Centre, three weeks before the spring semester officially begins.
This is a co-sponsored program. Credit may be awarded for certain courses as regular MSU credit rather than transfer credit. These courses will be listed on your official MSU transcript and will include the title of the course abroad, the number of credits and the grade earned.
To find out what courses other students have taken on the program and what MSU courses they might replace, visit Transfer MSU and Office of the Registrar - Co-Sponsored Study Abroad Programs. Courses listed may not be offered every semester, and additional courses may be available during the semester you plan to participate.
Course prerequisites may apply; see Course Descriptions (on the MSU Website) or program leader for details.
What are the requirements?
This program is open to MSU students only who are of at least sophomore status and in good academic standing, with a grade point average of at least 2.50 at the time of application. Meeting this minimum grade point average does not, however, guarantee admission.
Additionally, students must submit an essay with their application stating why they wish to participate in this program.
Enrollment is limited with English majors given priority.
Applicants’ participation may be denied or their participation approval may be revoked if their conduct before departure raises doubts as to their suitability for program participation.
Where will students live?
University administrators at Aarhus will assist students with housing arrangements. University dormitories or apartments will be available. Students will have access to full kitchen facilities and university dining halls.
Who can tell me more about this program?
Stephen Arch firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of English
201 Morrill Hall
Phone: (517) 355-7570
Bethany Judge email@example.com
College of Arts & Letters
200 Linton Hall
Phone: (517) 355-6519
More information: https://osa.isp.msu.edu/Programs/program/index/104960