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  • Locations: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: Furman applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 01/22/2021 02/05/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 01/22/2021 02/05/2021 TBA TBA
Spring 2022 01/22/2021 02/05/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Affiliate Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Areas of Study: Biology, Business Administration, Economics, English, Health Sciences, Psychology, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Faculty Director or Program Advisor: Ben Efird - Rinker Center for Study Away & International Education, Caitlynne Goodlett - Rinker Center for Study Away & International Education Applicable Financial Aid: Federal Aid, Furman Institutional Aid, Furman Merit Based Scholarships, State Aid, Study Away Scholarship
Internship: No Foreign Language Immersion: No
Prerequisites: No Type of Course Credit: Transfer credit
Credit Hours Per Term: 12 - 15 credits Housing: Dormitory/ Residence Hall, Host Family/ Home Stay
Program Features: Host Families Linked course in spring semester required for participation: No
Program Description:
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. 


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

Pursue Academic and Personal Goals
Choose a core course from 11 academic programs and select from 50 upper-level elective courses. Your freedom of choice extends to your housing, where you apply for living arrangements that best fit you.

Academic Excellence  
Intellectually stimulating courses challenge you to examine issues from various perspectives, as you debate, research, analyze, and reflect on contemporary topics and burning issues.

Experiential Learning  
With an emphasis on hands-on learning experiences, you have opportunities to simulate real-life scenarios, make connections, and build your resume.

Europe as Your Classroom  
Take your classroom on the road on two course-integrated, faculty-led study tours with your core course! Visit important sites and meet with local experts who add cultural perspectives to your knowledge of the field.

Faculty Who Teach What They Do  
Most faculty work as professionals in the areas they teach, bringing theory to life by sharing real-world examples in the classroom.  

Supportive Environment  
Academic counseling and personal support resources are available to you during your time abroad, providing you a solid foundation upon which to grow. 

Cultural Learning
In your courses, you focus on the importance of cultural context and are exposed to how issues are perceived, lived, and theorized in Europe. It is also your chance to reflect on the cultural norms and values that shape you.

Meet the Locals
Living in a Homestay, signing up for a sports team, taking a Swedish Language and Culture course, or attending an evening seminar are among the ways to build your international network and meet the locals.


Furman Information

 
How to Apply
Submit a study away application to Furman University by Furman’s application deadline. Applicants will meet with a representative from the Study Away office for an interview. If accepted by Furman, students will be pre-approved and will be directly accepted to the affiliate program. Students will not have to complete a secondary application to DIS.

Once accepted, students must submit a Transfer Credit Authorization Form to the Registrar at Furman in order to be pre-approved to receive credit for classes taken abroad. Please contact the Registrar at Furman if you have questions related to the form.
 

Transfer Course Grades and Academic Credits:

  • Taught by instructors from a host institution
  • Grades are not factored into the Furman GPA
  • A grade of at least a C- (or the equivalent) must be achieved in order for the academic credits to transfer into Furman University
  • Students who earn a grade (or equivalency) below a C- will not earn Furman academic credit for a course taken at another institution
  • Course credits that are transferred into Furman will count toward the overall 128 credits needed for graduation
  • Pass/No pass and auditing are not permitted during study away programs
  • Withdrawing from a course requires permission from Furman University and the host institution since the student visa is contingent upon enrollment in the hosting institution.
  • It is important to put in effort for transfer courses because students who apply for graduate school or professional schools are required to produce transcripts from all institutions of higher education which they have attended. A graduate school might recalculate the grades earned abroad into a student’s cumulative undergraduate GPA. Furman does not transfer in grades because students are adapting to a new educational styles, systems, and grading methods.

 

Furman Costs & Scholarships


Program Fee
Students will pay Furman semester tuition, room, and board plus a $250 study away program fee. Students must complete a Consortium Agreement in order to have their Federal, State and Furman financial aid applied toward the semester cost of the study abroad program. Questions about financial aid should be directed toward the Financial Aid Office.

Deposit
To confirm participation in a study away program, a non-refundable $500 deposit (which applies toward the study away program fee) is due two weeks after acceptance. This deposit is put toward the total cost of the program.  The final payment deadline will be specified in the Financial Agreement associated with the program. 

Study Away Need-Based Scholarships
Need-based study away scholarships are available. Applicants must have a current FAFSA form on file at Furman University to be eligible. Priority is given to students who have not previously participated in a study away program. Townes, Duke, and Hollingsworth Scholars will have their one-time study away stipend applied to their first study away program.

If you wish to apply for additional aid through DIS, you will be able to do so through the DIS website and scholarship application.

Program Fee Exclusions
Review your semester Budget Sheet for the breakdown of included costs and additional fees for your program.

Flights: You are responsible for all costs associated with flights to and from the program.

Meals: Students who are cost-conscious should consider living with a host family. Host families provide the majority of meals for the duration of the program. All other housing options will receive a credit from Furman and a stipend from DIS. This will not cover all meal expenses for the duration of the program.

 
Visas: You are responsible for all costs associated with obtaining a visa. This may include initial cost, travel, or if you decide to expedite your visa. Furman does not guarantee that a visa will be granted or processed on time. The visa process can only be completed 90 days before the departure date. If you are participating in multiple programs, make sure you have time to return to the United States to complete the visa requirements for each country. Check with your host country consulate if it is possible to travel before or after the start or end of your program.

Non U.S./Canadian citizens: You may need a VISA in order to enter the country. Please check with your home country consulate and the Consulate General’s Office about special documentation requirements before departure. This process can be quite lengthy requiring 2 to 3 months to complete.

School of Record Fee: In order for approved courses to be applied to Furman, students must request their transcripts from the DIS School of Record. Students are responsible for the School of Record fee of $400. The student will be billed by DIS for this additional cost.‚Äč

HEALTH & SAFETY

The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education reviews all study away programs on an annual basis, and more frequently as needed, to plan for and mitigate risks associated with the health and safety of participants while traveling. In this day and age, nothing is risk-free. Students and faculty are instructed to remain vigilant and cautious at all times and will receive additional instructions during a mandatory pre-departure orientation session and on-site orientation programming. When students commit to a study away program, they are asked to self-disclose personal information - which may include allergies, medications, disabilities, mental health conditions, medical concerns, and past medical histories. This information is shared with the faculty directors and study away staff for use during medical emergencies, and in an effort to be aware of and plan for situations that may arise or accommodations that are needed while students are away from Furman's campus resources. It is extremely important for students to be transparent and forthcoming about their concerns, needs, and medical histories prior to the start of the program as well as during the program. Furman University contracts with Educational and Institutional Insurance Administrators (EIIA) to provide medical and emergency services to students while traveling abroad on Furman study away programs.

According to U.S. Department of State Travel Advisery for Sweden, students should exercise normal precautions. Students should avoid areas of demonstrations if possible, and be careful within the vicinity of demonstrations. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate to violence. It is encouraged for students to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency, follow the Department of State on Facebook and TwitterReview the Crime and Safety Report,  and review the Traveler’s ChecklistStudents should review the Center for Disease Control Information for Sweden to review the recommended vaccines and medicine.