Stockholm, a major city founded more than 700 years ago, combines old-world charm with the vibrant life of a modern European capital. Choose a core course from 11 academic programs and select from over 50 upper-level elective courses. All courses are taught in English. Areas of study include Gender and Sexuality, Economics, International Studies, Literature, Biomedicine, Neuroscience, Psychology, Public Health, Political Science, and Swedish Language and Culture. Courses are taught by Swedish and European faculty who are also practitioners in their fields, and courses include excursions and field trips in order to allow students to see the industry at work. These intellectually stimulating courses challenge students to examine issues from various perspectives as they debate, research, analyze, and reflect on contemporary topics and relevant issues.
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, was built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, earning the Swedish capital the nickname "Beauty on the Water." IT is the cultural, media, political, and economic center of Sweden with over 1.6 million inhabitants. Its rich history dates back to the 13th Century. Stockholm is home to many museums, universities, government offices, cathedrals, and a royal palace.
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Courses are taught in English and designed for upper level undergraduates. Some DIS programs also admit graduate students. At DIS, you build your own curriculum. You pick a core course from among the various programs on offer, and, following that, you freely select any electives from among the extensive list of liberal arts and natural science courses as long as you meet individual course prerequisites and there are no scheduling conflicts.
Unique among European study abroad programs, DIS places significant emphasis on study tours as a fully integrated component of the academic program. Programs offered include Gender and Sexuality, Economics, International Studies, Literature, Biomedicine, Neuroscience, Psychology, Public Health, Political Science, and Swedish Language and Culture. Their lengthy list of electives include everything from Swedish Pop Music to Medical Ethics. A listing of all courses and syllabi can be found at the DIS Stockholm webpage.
During the summer, DIS in Stockholm offers three session. Their Summer I session overlaps with spring term, so UO students are not able to participate in that session. They are able to participate in Summer II (3 weeks long) and Summer III (4 weeks long) sessions. There are 80+ summer courses offered every summer in a variety of fields at both their Copenhagen and Stockholm locations, and you can mix and match. Visit DIS's Summer website for a full list of offerings.
Note: DIS offers courses on the semester system. This means that 1 DIS credit = 1.5 UO quarter credits. Most classes at DIS are worth 3 semester credits, but some are worth 4-6 semester credits. A 3 credit DIS credits would be worth 5 UO credits. You are not able to exceed 18 credits. Talk to your academic advisor before selecting which courses you plan to take at DIS. Most students take 3 DIS classes in a semester.
UO students: please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.
Non-UO students: Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.
DIS guarantees housing to all students who request DIS-arranged housing. Students have several different options:
- Swedish host family - Live with a Swedish family and immerse yourself in Swedish family life.
- Studentboende - Live alongside local Swedish and fellow DIS students in a Studentboende, which are dorm-style residential buildings located throughout Stockholm.
- DIS Living & Learning Community - Co-curricular housing experience that integrates a shared interest through the lens of exploring Stockholm or Sweidsh culture within your housing experience.
- Residential Community - Live solely with other DIS students and enjoy your support network.
GEO programs are under continuous review during this period of global uncertainty and limited travel. All program details outlined on this page, including program cost, are subject to change if global or location-specific conditions require modifications to program structure.
To learn more about COVID regulations while studying abroad, visit our FAQ page.