Study Abroad in Scandinavia (DIS Stockholm)
The University at Albany, SUNY continues to monitor and assess the COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus pandemic. All Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 education abroad programs worldwide are suspended, and Fall 2021 remains uncertain. While there are no definite answers on when education abroad programming will resume, programs abroad are not expected to all re-open at the same time. Instead, when education abroad relaunches only a limited number of programs and destinations will be available, evaluated based on global travel conditions, health and safety guidelines, SUNY System Administration re-opening protocols, and UAlbany priorities. Therefore at this time, students cannot apply for any UAlbany education abroad programs for Fall 2021 or any future term, as we await guidance and approval from SUNY System Administration. The process of review and approval to re-open programs and destinations will be ongoing. As you plan now for your global future, our dedicated Education Abroad team remains ready and available to assist and guide you! Join our virtual events throughout the Spring 2021 semester and check out our credit bearing virtual options for Summer 2021.
Ignite your love of learning, further your academic achievements, develop intercultural understanding, and acquire life skills essential for engaged citizenship. Discover Europe and meet the unexpected. Study alongside the urbanites of Stockholm, who balance life in a vibrant metropolis with the city’s beautiful and serene surroundings.
The academic programs can be explored online.
Your program at DIS is determined by your choice of a core course (you choose only one)
Core courses include a week-long Program Study Tour to a European destination and a Core Course Week, comprised of a two-day seminar in Stockholm and three-day short study tour. Both study tours are faculty-led and integrated into the core course curriculum
Once you have chosen your core course, and therefore program, you are free to choose from our diverse elective courses on offer across liberal arts. This allows you to focus on your major or diversify
Course Descriptions and Syllabi
DIS Stockholm offers coursework taught in English during the fall and spring semesters in :
Study tours in Sweden, Europe, and beyond are included (two per semester).
DIS uses a U.S. style grading system. UAlbany awards the same number of credits and the same grades as DIS.
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.
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 courses are taught by local faculty.
Students studying at DIS Stockholm for a semester can choose from a number of different housing options with DIS including:
- Residential Community
- Living & Learning Community
- Or you can arrange your own housing if you have local connections with friends or family.
More info on: DIS Housing Information
Depending on your housing selection, a food stipend may be included. Otherwise, there are many restaurants and grocery stores in the area. Also, two meals per day are provided if you live in a homestay.
Estimate of Costs
For reference, review the DIS Semester Programs in Copenhagen or Stockholm 2019-20
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.
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.
Program Study Tours form a central part of your DIS academic experience, as you enroll in one core course for the semester which includes two course-integrated study tours.
Student Clubs and Organizations
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
“Studying Abroad changed my life and set me on a new career path. I met so many great people and made so many dear friends. I can not wait to see what the future holds for me and thanks to going abroad I now have a better idea of what that might be.” – Joshua Anthony, Globalization Studies Major
About the City
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the hub for industry, fashion, politics, and research
The Swedes are among the top three best non-native English speakers
Stockholm’s natural environment offers an archipelago to explore 30,000 islands, stretching from the city to the Baltic sea
Commuting in Stockholm is fast, efficient, and scenic! 90 of the city’s 100 metro stations are decorated with paintings, sculptures, and mosaics
Sweden is one of the largest exporters of music in the world, with decades of incredible success from songwriters and producers
A valid passport is required to participate in this program. You will also need a Visa for this program and DIS will help you with the process. More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program.
Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
- Spring programs: July
- Fall/Year programs: December
Academic Year 2019/20
Academic Year 2019/20
8/16/2019 to 5/9/2020
8/16/2019 to 12/14/2019
1/10/2020 to 5/9/2020
Check out the full academic calendar online here.
About the Program
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.
Check out the admitted student info page for more info.
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.
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.