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  • Locations: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Full Academic Year, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: Knox applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Host Family, Residence Hall Areas of Study: English, History, Religious Studies
Program Description:
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Vikings & Power

The Viking Age, for better and for worse, influenced world history, and Viking culture still resonates in contemporary Sweden and beyond. Walk in the Vikings’ historical footsteps, from Sweden to Iceland, as you examine Viking society, politics, expansion, gender roles, religion, and legacy.

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Is this program right for you?

It is a good fit if you study:

  • History
  • Literature
  • Religious Studies
View this program at DISabroad.org

Core Course

World of the Vikings
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits

In this course, we study the history and worldview of pre-Christian Scandinavians as reflected in medieval textual sources and in poems and artifacts from the Viking Age (793 to 1066 CE). We examine Norse society, political structures, gender ideals, religion, and mythology. Learn about Viking expansion, colonies, and conquests. An essential part of this interdisciplinary course is dedicated to medieval Icelandic sagas and how Vikings are portrayed in modern public history and contemporary popular culture.


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Core Course Study Tours

This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: Iceland

  • Core Course Week: Sweden 

Early in the semester, you delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you travel on a short Study Tour for three days in Sweden, combined with a two-day seminar in Stockholm. Later in the semester, you travel again with your Core Course on a week-long Study Tour in Europe.

While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in your field who contribute to furthering your understanding of course topics. Study Tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose you to additional cultural perspectives. You have the opportunity to visit sites and experts in your field of interest that you may not otherwise have access too.


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Elective Courses

Add elective courses to complement your Core Course at DIS Stockholm. You decide how to build your course load based on your needs and interests!

Electives range across disciplines and include research, labs, and even Exploration Electives, which come with a travel component.

Visit our website to view the full list of over 55 additional elective courses! 

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Literature 
Discover the complex role of the Other in European literature. This program invites you to join discussions on contemporary issues of identity, marginalization, and the idea of the foreigner.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Meet with European contemporary authors and scholars, and build the analytical framework to articulate your own critical voice 
  • Develop skills necessary to analyze and deconstruct the underlying assumptions in works of literature, and consider the historic and social contexts in which texts were written 
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated Study Tours to explore British literature from a postcolonial perspective 
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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It's a good fit if you study: 
  • Creative Writing 
  • Literature 
  • English

CORE COURSE 

Imagining the Other in European Literature 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Examine how Otherness has been imagined and depicted in Nordic and European literature. Through questioning the underlying assumptions in European literature, explore the processes of constructing and representing the outsiders in terms of race, gender, culture, social class, sexual orientation, religion, and nationality. 
Week-Long Study Tour: London
Core Course Week: Sweden 

Visit our website for a full list of additional elective courses!

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Full Academic Year 2022-2023 04/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission 08/20/2022 05/13/2023
Fall Semester 2022 04/01/2022 04/01/2022 08/20/2022 12/17/2022
Spring Semester 2023 10/15/2022 10/15/2022 01/14/2023 05/13/2023

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.