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  • Locations: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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About the Location

Sweden is the largest and most populous country in Scandinavia. Stockholm, the capital city, is the country’s largest urban area. Geographically, Stockholm is composed of fourteen islands, with bridges and ferries connecting the cities various cultural districts and neighborhoods. Socially progressive and environmentally conscious, Stockholm is the Swedish hub for politics, business, and culture. 


Academics

DIS Study Abroad in Scandanvia (DIS) is a study abroad institution with locations in Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden. DIS Stockholm is located in the heart of the Swedish capital. DIS places a strong emphasis on academic rigor, cultural immersion, and turning Sweden and Europe into your classroom through field studies and study tours. Students may take a variety of courses including courses in gender and sexuality studies, psychology, political science, and history. All courses are taught in English, although courses in Swedish language and culture are encouraged.

Field Studies

Most DIS courses include course-integrated field studies that connect the classroom to organizations, institutions, sites, and/or persons that are relevant to the course topic. DIS makes use of the rich resources of Stockholm for field visits to companies, galleries, parliament, TV stations, urban development projects, museums, and more. Field studies are typically a half-day excursion, tied to one or more class assignments.

Study Tours

DIS includes study tours for all students as part of the academic experience. There are two types of study tours: the obligatory program-integrated study tours and the optional, but credit-bearing, study tours. Study tours allow you to approach your area of study in a hands-on and experiential manner, combining theory with real-life experience and cultural perspective. They also give you the chance to see Europe in a meaningful way and to visit people and places to which you would never otherwise have access.

DIS places significant emphasis on study tours as a fully integrated component of the academic programs. Study tours are faculty-led, academic tours where student attendance is required. A core course at DIS includes two course-integrated study tours: a short tour in Sweden and a longer tour to a European destination relevant to the core course content, such as Scotland and Germany.

The program study tours form an intense combination of academic and cultural exploration and experiences, socializing, and fun. You will visit course-relevant sites such as (depending on the program of your choice) medical research facilities, pharmaceutical laboratories, art galleries, and other relevant sites and locations. Plus, you will meet important actors in your field of study. Work performed during the tours forms the basis of course assignments.

The optional study tours at DIS are also academic and embedded in a one-credit companion course, which you must take should you want to participate in the optional study tour. This is to ensure quality and depth of the tour. Optional study tours come at an additional fee but are subsidized by DIS.


General Program Dates

  • Fall semester – late August to mid-December

  • Spring semester – mid-January to mid-May


Cost

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:


Scholarships/Travel Grants

Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC. For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.

DIS offers several different semester scholarships of various amounts. For more information on DIS scholarships, please visit the DIS website.


Housing

DIS guarantees housing to all students who request DIS-arranged housing. Students have several different options: home-stay with a Swedish family, living and learning community, or a DIS residential community. Detailed information about each housing option is available on the DIS website. All housing options are vetted by DIS.


Applications

Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline. See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by DIS.


Orientations

A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad. These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program. Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

View the pre-departure orientation schedule for the semester programs .


Additional Information and Links

Want to know more?  Like the Global Education Center Facebook page to chat with alumni and prospective students and receive study abroad updates.

Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current ambassadors via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!

Read the blogs of DIS students.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/18/2018
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Rolling Admission 01/12/2019 05/12/2019
Fall 2019 02/14/2019
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Rolling Admission 08/17/2019 12/14/2019
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the day you enroll for courses for your DIS program (if before April 9), or the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Academic Year 2019-2020 02/14/2019
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Rolling Admission 08/17/2019 05/09/2020
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the day you enroll for courses for your DIS program (if before April 9), or the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Spring 2020 09/12/2019
**
Rolling Admission 01/11/2020 05/08/2020
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: April 2 to 11:59 p.m., May 2. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by May 21 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: May 21 to 11:59 p.m., September 12. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by September 12 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the day you enroll for courses for your DIS program (if before November 7), or the deposit credit deadline, November 7. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.