Educational services for short-term courses in Scandinavia

Science on Demand offers educational services to faculty and study abroad offices who wish to bring a group of students to Europe, whether as an independent course or embedded international experience.


We take active part in the academic planning, participate in and arrange teaching, take care of all logistics, provide housing, meals and classroom space, arrange transport, advise students, and stand ready 24/7 to deal with emergencies. Faculty who bring students can concentrate on their role as teacher and mentor; we make sure the setting is optinal for learning.


Science on Demand draws upon a vast network in Scandinavia and throughout northern Europe to deliver high quality academic experiences for students.


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Your curriculum comes alive in the field


Whether studying renewable energy, contemporary Danish design, or green city planning, Science on Demand is committed to bringing students in close contact with experts and the community through lectures, field visits, and exercises. A few of SOD's past programs:


  • U of MN Learning Abroad Center's May 2014 Sustainability in Scandinavia program led by Beth Mercer-Taylor here >>


  • U of MN Learning Abroad Center's May 2015 Examining the Good Life program led by Mike Stebleton here >>


  • Augsburg College's May 2016 Copenhagen Reimagined: Film and Literature in the City here >>


  • U of MN Colege of Science and Engineering's semi-annual program Scandinavian Energy led by Paul Imbertson here >>

Hot topics


Sustainability — scientific, economic, social and political aspects of moving toward a more sustainable planet. How do the Scandinavian countries approach these issues at the local, regional, national and European levels?


Livability — why are the Danes the "happiest" people in the world? What about the culture, politics and economic policies make that possible?


Renewable energy — Copenhagen strives to be CO2 neutral by 2025. The Island of Samsø will be fossil-free by 2030. Denmark pledges 40% carbon reduction by 2020. These policies require political courage, research investments and innovations, and considerable social will. Why and how is Denmark able to do this?


Culture in context film, design, literature or art studies, in the context of the Scandinavian lifestyle, urban and rural communities, nationalism, diversity and much more.


Do you have a a topic you would like to explore with your students in Denmark, Iceland or elsewhere in northern Europe? Science on Demand has logistical, academic, cultural, community, and political contacts in a wide range of areas — humanities, social sciences, physical or biological sciences — just ask for a consultation.