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Study Abroad at DIS Stockholm Ignite your love of learning, further your academic achievements, develop intercultural understanding, and acquire life skills essential for engaged citizenship. Study alongside the urbanites of Stockholm, who balance... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.1
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I loved my study abroad experience, and Stockholm felt like home. I gained friendships, I learned a lot in my classes, and I experienced what it is like to live in country with a different language and culture. - Washington University in St. Louis View Entire Review
January 28, 2020 Eye Opening
I gained a new sense of independence, from cooking my own meals to being happy with eating alone. I learnt a lot about myself and thought it was a very worthwhile experience. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was well worth it. I got to meet locals through my host family and friends I could stay connected with through the program. At the same time, I picked up a bit of the language, and have connections to a country I'm sure I'll return to. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Social connections are the most important. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 13, 2019 Unforgettable!
I absolutely loved living abroad. I feel as though I've become more independent and have a greater understanding of the world and my place in it. I met lots of interesting people and made great friends. I completely fell in love with Stockholm and am incredibly grateful for the semester. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot in my classes, but also outside of my classes. I learned more about how to travel around the world, make new friends, and take in new cultures. Definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 11, 2018 Fika
How to travel, and a lot about the current refugee situation in Europe - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My host mom will be a lifelong friend. I learned about myself and another culture. Definitely worthwhile! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
the language, being more independent - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Sweden is a wonderful country with lovely people. It is very cold and dark during spring semester. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I became a lot more independent and confident in my ability to navigate. I am very happy I went abroad. I think it was very important for my personal growth. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned about future career paths - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 23, 2017 Dis Stockholm
I learned a lot about Sweden through my host family and through my courses. It was really cool to learn about the fields I have chosen to study, through a Swedish lens. I loved my host family, I loved the friends I made (a lot of whom were also homestay students), and I loved Stockholm. This program was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
February 10, 2020 Not As Advertised
I gained a more worldly perspective. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 03, 2020 Vad Intressant
Yes I learned that I need to live in a city. There is no way I could enjoy my life living in the suburbs, it's so boring. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I LEARNed HOW TO BE INDEPENDENT AND MANAGE MY MONEY - Brandeis University View Entire Review
July 22, 2019 Sweden Is Great
I gained an excellent international/multicultural perspective of the world and learned a lot about being independent. It was very worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Yes it was worthwhile. Interesting to live in a different society for a while. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I think that living in Sweden has taught me so much about cross-cultural differences and ways individuals and society can improve as a whole. Being apart of a welcoming community that works to be inclusive and kind really opened my eyes to another world. My host family, professors, and new friends all made my experience memorabl... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was fantastic to meet people from different countries and cultures and to form relationships with these people. Definitely a worthwhile experience. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I made a lot of friends both within the program and locals that I still keep in touch with. I would definitely recommend the visiting host family option for those who aren't living in a homestay. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
July 02, 2018 Amazing!
Perspective - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My experience was incredibly worthwhile. The field studies along with the interactive classroom setting was very refreshing. I got to explore Stockholm and other European countries and built invaluable friendships. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 22, 2018 A Good Semester Abroad
My experience was very worthwhile. I learned a lot and was exposed to many new things from my travels. The Study Tour Aspect was amazing, best part of the program. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I spent a lot of my time focusing on my already existent friendships and boundaries with adults and other students. I think that time focusing was definitely worthwhile. I learned that I had strength within myself I didn't even know I had. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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Study Abroad at DIS Stockholm 
Ignite your love of learning, further your academic achievements, develop intercultural understanding, and acquire life skills essential for engaged citizenship. Study alongside the urbanites of Stockholm, who balance life in a vibrant metropolis with the city’s beautiful and serene surroundings. Discover Europe and meet the unexpected. 

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Economics 
Engineering
Gender & Sexuality Studies
Medical Practice & Policy
Neuroscience
Psychology 
Public Health 
Terrorism & Security
Vikings & Power

Create Your Own Semester

Choose a core course from 9 academic programs and select from over 45 upper-level elective courses. Your freedom of choice extends to your housing, where you apply for living arrangements that best fit you.

Engage in High Impact Courses 
Learn how concepts and issues are perceived, lived, and theorized in Europe, and reflect on the cultural norms and values that shape you. 

Build Your Knowledge in New Settings
Turn Stockholm into your classroom on local Field Studies. Hone your skills in research or labs, studio, practicum, or workshops.

Explore Europe on Study Tour
Travel with your class and faculty on two course-integrated Study Tours in Europe.

Follow Your Curiosity with Exploration Electives
Engage in hands-on and interactive Exploration Electives, which include additional international travel at no extra cost.

Get to Know the Locals
Live in a Homestay, join a local club or organization, sign up for a Swedish Language and Culture course, attend evening seminars, and more.

Join an Inclusive Student Community
Explore, discuss, debate, and reflect in a welcoming and supportive learning environment.

Seek Support When You Need It
Our Academic Support and Care Teams are on site to support your personal and academic well-being. 

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Neurobiology, Neurosciences
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Swedish Language, Literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • Literature
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Health Professions
  • Public Health
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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DIS - Study Abroad Scholarships

DIS offers several scholarship opportunities. The combined maximum scholarship for any individual student is $5,000 per semester (unless granted the Jacob Buksti Memorial Scholarship or the Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship). DIS Scholarship Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need (funding up to $5,000 per semester; $250-500 for summer sessions 1, 2, or 3; or up to $1,000 for summer session 4) Diversity Scholarship Awarded to support students from populations that are underrepresented in study abroad including those from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, and educational backgrounds including first-generation college students (funding up to $5,000 per semester and up to $250 to $1,000 per summer depending on course/program selection)

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Deadlines:
Fall/Full Academic Year: April 1 Spring: October 15 Summer: March 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
1. Complete sections 1-3 of the application, including a personal statement written by you, the student 2. Your most recent available FAFSA Student Aid Report, and your school’s Financial Aid Award notification summary 3. Optional but recommended: a recommendation from your home university advisor 4. Optional: your parents’ most recent tax statements, if you are claimed as a dependent

This merit-based award honors a beloved former DIS faculty member, Jacob Buksti, who passed away in 2016. Jacob built a strong legacy in modern Danish politics and made a deep impact on the hundreds of DIS students he taught from 2003 to 2016. Jacob served the Danish Social Democratic Party as a parliamentarian, party spokesperson, and Minister of Transportation during an impressive political career, and he was deeply devoted to sharing his work and passion with U.S. students at DIS. He loved being a politician and, even more than the theories and policy study that fueled his coursework, was passionate about the living, breathing game of European domestic and international politics. We offer this scholarship of up to $10,000 each semester to a deserving DIS Copenhagen or DIS Stockholm student who exhibits: A major in political science, international relations, government, public policy, economics, or a related field Passion about pursuing a career in politics An understanding of the work it takes to be actively engaged to advance yourself and your mission, interest in European/EU politics, and awareness that effective politics has many avenues A high GPA, strong personal essay, and recommendation from a professor or academic advisor Note: summer awards are not offered for this scholarship at this time.

$10,000

Deadlines:
Fall/Full Academic Year: April 1 Spring: October 15 Summer: March 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
Applicants must submit the following via email to dis@umn.edu with the subject line “Jacob Buksti Memorial Scholarship”: Name Major Home university GPA Semester or summer of enrollment at DIS (e.g. spring semester 2018) Program and Core Course in which you intend to enroll at DIS Personal statement (max 750 words) describing your passion for politics (including any awards/achievements) and how you will apply this passion in Scandinavia. How will DIS enhance your career goals in politics? At least one recommendation from a faculty member or academic advisor – must be attached on university letterhead

Anders Uhrskov was the Director of DIS for 27 years and was dedicated to developing global leaders of tomorrow through education abroad. The Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship established to award students who have demonstrated leadership on their college campuses at home and who are dedicated to enhancing and building upon their global leadership and critical thinking skills while spending a semester or summer abroad with DIS. Up to $10,000 will be awarded to one semester student and up to $5,000 to one summer student studying for six weeks or more.

$10,000

Deadlines:
Fall/Full Academic Year: April 1 Spring: October 15 Summer: March 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
Applicants must submit the following via email to dis@umn.edu with the subject line “Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship Application": Name Major Home university Semester or summer of enrollment at DIS (e.g. spring semester 2018) Program of enrollment at DIS (e.g. Justice & Human Rights) Personal statement no more than three (3) pages in length, addressing all of the following questions: What inspired you to become a leader, and how do you inspire others? How have you demonstrated leadership on your home campus and in your community? What is a global leader and how will your experiences abroad develop your leadership skills? How will you apply your leadership skills at DIS? At least one letter of recommendation from an advisor, faculty member, coach, students affairs/leadership professional or other university administrator with whom you have worked as a student leader. Recommendation must be on university letterhead and attached to your email along with your personal statement.

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