Stockholm, founded more than 700 years ago, combines old-world charm with the vibrant life of a modern European capital. Choose from a suite of core and elective courses, taught in English, in Gender & Sexuality Studies, Global Economics, International Relations, Literature, Medical Practice & Policy, Neuroscience, Psychology, Public Health and Terrorism & Security, which all include exciting study tours to other sites in Europe.
|Term||Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Session|
|Housing||Apartment, Homestay, Other|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
Take courses in a select set of disciplines: Gender & Sexuality Studies, Global Economics, International Relations, Literature Medical Practice & Policy, Psychology, and Publich Health with beautiful Stockholm as your classroom. Choose from several housing options, including a homestay, and join the locals in this bustling and vibrant metropolis spread over 14 islands.
The Study Abroad in Sweden program offers several housing choices so you can tailor your experience to perfectly fit your lifestyle. Choose between a homestay, a Living & Learning Community, and the Residential Community.
All housing options include a furnished room with towels, a blanket, a pillow, and bed linens. You will also have access to laundry facilities and Internet, and you will receive a transit pass that will allow you to get from your housing to classes. All housing options also include either most meals or a food stipend to help offset the cost of buying groceries.
An overview of each housing option is below. For more detailed information on these housing options, visit DIS's website.
Live with local hosts and immerse yourself in Swedish life. This housing option is the most popular option at DIS and provides you with an excellent perspective of Swedish culture, as well as a built-in support network.
Live alongside local Swedish and DIS students in a Studentboende, which are dorm-style residential buildings located throughout Stockholm. This housing option gives you the opportunity to meet Swedish and international students, while still having a DIS support system.
A DIS Living & Learning Community (LLC) is a co-curricular housing experience that integrates a shared interest through the lens of exploring Stockholm or Swedish culture within your housing experience.
Live with other DIS students in Stockholm and enjoy a network of friends when you’re at home. Previous students living in DIS Residential Communities (DRCs) have commented that they experienced a good social life connected to their academic environment and enjoyed having a "little bit of home" but with Sweden right outside the door.
Study tours are one of the features of DIS that students find most attractive. Programs include both a short study tour to another part of Sweden and a week-long study tour to another country. These study tours are an integrated part of your core course, and as such they are academic in nature and included in your program fee.
DIS also provides students with a variety of ways to meet Swedes, and experience Swedish culture on a daily basis. Involve yourself in the many cultural opportunities offered to you while studying at DIS, and find out who the Swedes really are across a variety of contexts. Pursue a passion and join a club or sports team with friendly Stockholm residents, exchange cultural perspectives with a Visiting Host, give back to the community by volunteering, attend evening seminars and network with local experts, learn to speak some Swedish, and end the semester calling Sweden a second home.
Students are responsible for booking their own transportation to and from Stockholm according to their program dates. Confirmed students receive detailed information to assist in booking flights.
During your semester at DIS, plan to meet the following objectives:
DIS services begin in the US and continue when you arrive in Sweden. The DIS North American Office, which has close ties to the Learning Abroad Center, is there to assist you in registering for courses, selecting the most suitable housing option, advising on flights to/from Sweden, and other pre-departure activities. On arrival in Stockholm, the numerous DIS on-site staff members are on hand to help, providing a broad array of services ranging from personal and academic counseling to sending mail, Internet access, and much more.
DIS faculty bring real-life expertise from their field into the classroom. Most work as professionals in the areas they teach, giving you direct access to resources and networks both in Stockholm and on study tours. They will introduce you to a network of leading researchers and health professionals, European politicians, innovative business leaders, cutting-edge architects and designers, forward-thinking entrepreneurs, ground-breaking activists, fascinating historians…and the list goes on and on.
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Type||Field Study, Study Abroad Center|
|Program Level||3000-level and above|
15-16 per semester; 3-11 for summer.
This program appeals to students who want to take courses in English in a suite of subject areas. Courses are taught by Swedish and European faculty who are also practitioners in their fields, and courses include excursions and field trips in order to allow you to see the industry at work.
The Study Abroad in Sweden program offers academically rigorous courses in a wide variety of subjects. Each track has one required core course with two accompanying study tours. For your other courses, you can choose from electives related to your program or select courses from a variety of other disciplines. Instruction is in English by Swedish faculty. Receive 30 credits per year, 15 credits per semester.
Choose from a variety of tracks such as:
Visit the DIS website for the full list of offerings and descriptions.
Students register for 30 credits per year or 15 credits per semester. Students may request to take one course pass/fail (S/N) in consultation with DIS and the Learning Abroad Center. Please review the relevant DIS and LAC academic policies for further information.
During the summer, we offer a variety of courses across many academic fields, in Copenhagen and Stockholm. The courses are offered in consecutive sessions and students may earn 3-10 credits in total. There are summer options related to Pre-Medicine, Public Health, International Relations, Lab & Research opportunities, liberal education and major-specific courses. Visit DIS's Summer website for a full list of offerings.
This course is offered at no additional cost on programs six weeks or longer. The Learning Abroad Center will email out registration instructions, or you may contact a program team member.
|Program Term||App Open Date||Deadline*|
|Spring 2021||May 1||Oct 1|
|Program dates||Jan 15 – May 15|
|Summer 2021 (Lab and Research Session)||Aug 1||Extended to March 15, 2021|
|Program dates||May 25 – Jul 3|
|Summer 2021 (Session 1)||Aug 1||Extended to March 15, 2021|
|Program dates||May 25 – Jun 11|
|Summer 2021 (Session 2)||Aug 1||Extended to March 15, 2021|
|Program dates||Jun 14 – Jul 3|
|Summer 2021 (Session 3)||Aug 1||Extended to March 15, 2021|
|Program dates||Jul 5 – 31|
|Fall 2021||Dec 18||Mar 15|
|Program dates||mid-August - mid-December, TBD|
|Academic Year 2021-2022||Dec 18||Mar 15|
|Program dates||mid-August - mid-May, dates TBD|
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
The program fee reduction provided to UofM students by DIS is reflected as "Program Discount" in the Cost of Participation.
Lab & Research Session (6 weeks/6 credits)
Session 1 (3 weeks/3 credits)
Session 2 (3 weeks/3 credits)
Session 3 (4 weeks/4 credits)
Combined Sessions Fees:
Lab & Research Session + Session 3 (10 weeks/10 credits)
Sessions 1 + 2 (6 weeks/6 credits)
Sessions 1 + 2 + 3 (10 weeks/10 credits)
Sessions 2 + 3 (7 weeks/7 credits)
If you are combining Summer Sessions in both Copenhagen and Stockholm, you may reference the program fees above as costs are the same regardless of city. The cost of transporation between Copenhagen and Stockholm is included when students combine sessions. The program fee reduction provided to UofM students by DIS is reflected as "Program Discount" in the Cost of Participation.
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See Dates page for term options|
|Program Name||Semester: Study Abroad in Sweden (DIS) Summer: Summer in Scandinavia (DIS)|
|Track Name||Semester: See DIS program options Summer: See DIS for sessions and locations|
Note: If the specific track and term of the affiliated program you wish to apply to cannot be found within the application system, select “Program Not Found” on the application, and enter your specific application information in the fields given to request an application. Our staff will review your application and update your program, track, and term information.
Use your University of Minnesota internet ID and password to log into the Education Abroad application system. Your student account will be charged a $50 application fee for each application you submit.
All students, both UofM and Non-UofM should use this apply button if applying for a program Fall 2021 or beyond (academic year, winter break etc.). You will be charged a $50 application fee for each application you submit.
Upon submitting the online application, you will be assigned an application checklist that includes:
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toMaria Mantey or call at 612.626.7535.
Megan LaBat studied in Stockholm during Spring semester 2019.
Anna Freyberg studied in Stockholm during Summer session 2019.