Study Abroad in Scandinavia (DIS Stockholm) Summer

  • Stockholm, Sweden
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Experience Scandinavia and Europe as the locals do with cultural and hands-on learning inside and outside the classroom. Choose from over 70 courses that allow you to build your resumé, network with experts in the field, and explore Europe through an academic lens. Europe will be your classroom on Week-Long Study Tours during Sessions 2, 3, and 4. Your study tours further contextualize your understanding of topics while in relevant European destinations.
This page has information for you if you want to study in Stockholm for one or more sessions.  Please contact UAlbany education abroad before applying if you want to study in Copenhagen AND Stockholm this summer.

Application Deadline

Forthcoming

Program Start

Forthcoming

Program End

Forthcoming

Partner University

N/A

City

  • Stockholm

Program Term

  • Summer

Language of Instruction

English

Internship Opportunity

  • Generally not available
  • No

Program Details

Academic Program

2 cities. 4 sessions. 70+ courses. 40+ study tours in Europe.

The sessions vary in length, with different start and end dates – you choose which courses and sessions are best suited for you. There are three, four, or seven-week sessions, and you can combine sessions to stay from six to 10 weeks. With two locations to choose from, you can stay in one city or try both!

*Contact UAlbany education abroad before applying if you want to study in Copenhagen AND Stockholm this summer.

DIS uses a U.S. style grading system. UAlbany awards the same number of credits and the same grades as DIS

Course Descriptions and Syllabi

Full descriptions of each course are available online here. You can search by course title, topic, location and session. 

Review DIS’s website for more information regarding course offerings.

General Education Information for UAlbany Students

Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these general elective credits.

Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students

Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.

Transcript

All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary. 

Your Instructors

You will have professors and instructors from a variety of backgrounds.  Learn about each of them online here.

Housing

DIS guarantees housing for you! Depending on which locations and sessions you are studying, you either preference two of the following options or three:

Live with Local Students

Live with DIS Students

Rented Room, only for Session 4: Architecture and Design or DIS Copenhagen consecutive Sessions 2 + 3 students

More information and details about housing can be found online.

Meals

There are many places to eat in Stockholm. You will also have a kitchen to cook your own meals. No meal plan is provided. However, some meals will be included on study tours by DIS.   

Summer 2018

Estimate of Costs

Denmark or Sweden DIS Summer NON-Exchange Estimate of Costs 2018

More Information

Click for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid.

Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.

Academic Requirements

This study abroad option is open to SUNY students only. Non-SUNY students should contact DIS directly to apply. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to participate. You must have completed 3 semesters of college level coursework to apply. Applications are welcome from students in all majors.

Experiential Learning

All DIS Sessions include field studies that turn Stockholm or Copenhagen into your classroom and lab.

Included in Session 2, 3, and 4: Architecture and Design, course-integrated study tours form a central part of your DIS academic experience.

DIScovery Trips are a great way to explore the nature and culture of Scandinavia. Full of activities and challenges, these Trips allow you to try something new, bond with fellow DIS students, be active, and have fun.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Make a point during your summer abroad to meet locals, exchange perspectives, and gain a sense of intercultural understanding.

Funding Opportunities

DIS offers automatic scholarships for SUNY students! This is reflected in the estimate of costs.

Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.

External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.

More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.

In Their Own Words

Get a glimpse into the lives of DIS students studying abroad in Scandinavia. Read about their study tours, courses, discovery of Stockholm and Copenhagen, and reflections of the local culture.

Program Advisor

Stokes, Jay

jstokes@albany.edu

About the City

Why study abroad in Stockholm during the summer?

Study in the Heart of Stockholm

DIS is located in one of Stockholm’s most beautiful neighborhoods in a new award-winning building. It is housed under the same roof as the Royal College of Music, giving you ample opportunities to network with other students in the building’s cafés and common spaces or out and about in the city.

Island Hop Through the City

With 14 islands to discover, each day brings a new adventure. Explore the bustling metropolis of central Stockholm. Study with an ocean view. Wind your way down the narrow streets of Gamla Stan. Meet friends for an afternoon fika at a café in edgy Södermalm. There are so many possibilities for you to make your experience your own.

Allemansrätten: The Freedom to Roam

Grab a kayak or your hiking boots and take on the Swedish concept of allemansrätten — the democratic concept that Sweden’s natural environment belongs to everyone. Kayak out to one of the 3,000 islands that stretch from the city to the Baltic Sea, or head inland for a weekend hike in Sweden’s spectacular nature.

Picnic with a City View

Spend a summer evening with friends, grab a blanket, and hold a barbecue! Walk up to viewpoints such as Monteliusvägen to enjoy an incredible outlook over the spires of Gamla Stan.

Build Your Network in a Progressive Capital

Stockholm is the hub for politics, industry, fashion, and research sectors in Sweden. You have the chance to dive into these while on field studies that take you out of the classroom and into the city.

Travel Documents

A valid passport is required to participate in this program. You do not need a visa for the summer program.

Application Availability

Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:

  • Summer programs: December

Summer 2018

Program Dates

Session 1: 5/20/2018 to 6/8/2018

Session 2: 6/10/2018 to 6/30/2018

Session 3: 7/1/2018 to 7/29/2018

Review the full DIS calendar online. Your dates depend on which session you select and if you select multiple sessions. 

About the Program

Why Study Abroad at DIS this summer?

DIS is a non-profit study abroad foundation established in Denmark in 1959, with locations in Copenhagen and Stockholm. DIS provides semester, academic year, and summer programs taught in English, and offers high-impact learning experiences for upper-division undergraduate students from distinguished North American colleges and universities. The intellectually challenging curriculum is broad, cutting edge, and enriched by experiential learning components, including faculty-led study tours across Europe. It provides students with opportunities for meaningful cultural engagement and personal growth, which is further enriched through housing and extracurricular offerings.

Get answers to all your questions in one place: Check out the full pre departure handbook online here.

*Contact UAlbany education abroad before applying if you want to study in Copenhagen AND Stockholm this summer.

Program Orientations

Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare of the overall education abroad experience. The fall semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the Saturday before the end of Spring UAlbany classes and in late November/early December for the spring term abroad.

Upon arrival at DIS, you will attend a mandatory program orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by International Office of your host university.

Support Services

UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary. DIS staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter in while abroad.