Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the hub for industry, fashion, politics, and research. Sweden prides itself on openness, diversity, and equality. As home to the Nobel Prize, Stockholm is a capital led by forward-looking decision makers, artists, innovators, and scholars. Stockholm’s natural environment offers an archipelago to explore 30,000 islands, stretching from the city to the Baltic sea.
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.
Summer courses are offered in three, consecutive sessions. Students can enroll in one, two, or all three of these sessions. See the program information for the Summer 1 program, the Summer 2 program and the Summer 3 program.
Most DIS courses during Summer Session I 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. The Summer Session I program does not include a study tour.
Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
The course(s) also satisfy(ies) the Experiential Learning Requirement for the General Studies requirement.
Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.
View course listings for this program.
Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available through the Elon website.
Session 1 – late May to mid-June
Session 2 – June
Session 3 – July
Students are required to arrive on/by the first day of the program and be in attendance until the final day.
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 view the Summer Budget Sheet.
GEC Access Scholarships are designed to help provide access for all undergraduate students to participate in an Elon-approved Global Engagement (study abroad or Study USA) program. The application for a GEC Access Scholarship is a questionnaire embedded in the outgoing program application--there is no external application. Please see the GEC Access Scholarship brochure for information on eligibility, conditions, and notification.
For additional information on scholarships or other funding for global engagement, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page.
Students can apply for summer financial aid through Elon University in person in the Office of Financial Planning in the spring semester. Summer financial aid applications are due May 1.
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 global engagement program. Visit the Global Engagement Deadlines page for travel grant deadlines.
DIS offers several different scholarships of various amounts. View more information on DIS scholarships.
Living in DIS-arranged housing lets you have the independence to focus on your academics while living in safe and convenient locations within the Greater Stockholm area.
Part of living and studying in Scandinavia means that you commute by bike, bus, train, or metro, as the locals do. Whether traveling to and from classes at DIS, field studies, study tour departures, or other activities, you can expect that commuting will be a part of your daily life. In both cities, the public transportation is clean, safe, punctual, and efficient.
More and more local students live in the Greater Stockholm area and use public transportation or bicycle daily. While the commute may seem intimidating at first, keep in mind that your daily transportation will be no different than a local student’s commute.
Summer Housing Options to Preference
Read through information about housing carefully before submitting your preferences on Student Registration. 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
Application deadline information is available on the Global Engagement Deadlines page.
A successful semester and summer 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.
Connect with the GEC, global engagement alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal!
Contact Global Ambassadors to learn more from global engagement alumni. Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more study abroad or Study USA programs and have been trained to help you prepare for your own global engagement. They are looking forward to hearing from you!
Embassies and Consulates
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2020||02/13/2020 **||Rolling Admission||07/06/2020||08/02/2020|
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.
Early Action Period: October 8 to 11:59 p.m., November 14. 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 3 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.
Revision Period begins December 3. Students that applied Early Action and are assigned the status "revise and resubmit" or are waitlisted may revise and resubmit their application, submit a change form in Global Commons 360 to switch into an open program, or defer their application to the spring term.
Rolling Period: December 6 to 11:59 p.m., February 13. 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 13 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by March.
All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until 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.
** 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