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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark; Lund, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/21/2019 06/29/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Health Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Credit Offered: UC Credit Registration Term: Summer
Language Courses Offered: No Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Program Lead Faculty: Gene Barry Southers
Program Advisor: Matthew Paul
Program Description:

Program Overview

IMG_3753This program is a two-week study abroad educational experience to Copenhagen, Denmark for Advanced Medical Imaging Technology (AMIT) professional curriculum majors only. The program will consist of a didactic component regarding advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques, such as functional MRI and perfusion. A clinical component will also be part of this experience, where students will perform clinical and research MRI procedures in a Functional MRI laboratory (Glostrup University Hospital Functional Imaging Unit). Students will also attend weekly MRI laboratory meetings to discuss pertinent topics in MRI and relevant case studies, as a case study presentation will be required as part of their studies.

The intent of this education abroad program is to provide eligible students with an international perspective and experience vastly different from their own. This program will expose participating students to an area of the world with significant differences – culturally, socially, and healthcare-related. Copenhagen, Denmark is a large, multicultural metropolitan city where English is spoken, but only as a second-language. This experience will enhance participating students’ patient care and communication skills, and allow them to grow both on a personal and professional level, by immersing them into a new culture, society, and government-run healthcare system.

Finally, to further enhance the education abroad experience, participating students will attend several planned culturally-related trips in Copenhagen and Denmark led by AMIT and Glostrup faculty and staff, such as the Danish Viking Museum, a short cultural excursion to Sweden, less than one hour away from Copenhagen, as well as a tour of the Danish Parliament. All cultural excursions are opportunities to increase cultural sensitivity, global awareness and educate students on Danish government as well.

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Being the largest city in Scandinavia - Copenhagen is considered as a centre of culture and arts with plenty of sightseeing and entertainment activities to offer visitors - together with multitude of shopping facilities and the longest pedestrian street system in the world.

It is also a very green city. Most people travel using bicycles. The Danish cycling culture is another example of a green and sustainable society and Copenhagen alone has around 400 km of cycle paths, and about 40 per cent of the capital's population commute to work by bicycle.

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Who Can Participate?IMG_3891

Junior and Senior Level AMIT MRI students can participate.

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Academic Program and Course Information

All students in this program are required to enroll in AMIT 5000, section 001, "AMIT Practicum," for 1 credit for the Summer term.
Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Barry Southers, MEd, RT(R)(MR)

Research/Clinical Interests:

  • I enjoy working in MRI research and have been part of several functional MRI/MR Spectroscopy studies. Currently, I have collected diffusion tensor imaging MRI data on spinal cord injury patients, a study to evaluate the current MRI curriculum within the Advanced Medical Imaging Technology (AMIT) program, as well as a current study to evaluate specific learning styles of medical imaging students.


  • AAS, Radiologic Technology: University of Kentucky, 1992
  • BS Radiation Science Technology: University of Cincinnati, 2007
  • MEd, Medical Education: University of Cincinnati, 2012

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Living Arrangements

Housing will be in a hostel setting. Occupancy will depend upon number of students as well as male to female student ratio. Possible housing in a hotel.

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Getting There

Students will purchase their own flights.

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Program Costs

2019 Program Cost: $TBD

Included in Program Cost:

  • Accommodations
  • CISI insurance
  • Most meals
  • Ground transportation
  • Most museum admission tickets/passes
  • Excursions
 Not Included in Program Cost:
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • International Airfare
  • Baggage fees
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Personal expenses
  • Souvenirs

This program has been awarded a $400 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only). This brings the price that students are responsible for paying to $TBD.

Note that the program charges  will be posted on the student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process. 

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is visa the US Department of State’s webpage at

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close information to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Barry Southers
Assistant Professor
Tel: (513) 558-7415

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