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DIS - Study Abroad in Scandanavia
Stockholm, Sweden


Check out this blog from Goucher student, Beteley, who is currently studying abroad in Stockholm:

Program Overview

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. The DIS Stockholm program offers academically challenging study abroad programs with a variety of elective courses taught in English to choose from.  Discover Europe through course-integrated study tours and trips.  Pick between a range of cultural engagement and housing options. 


  • Attend a Study Abroad 101 and 102 Session

  • Have the required GPA and prerequisite courses for the program. DIS is a selective program.  In addition to a strong application, students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA for this program.

  • Students must have completed three semesters of college before studying abroad. Goucher cannot guarantee that any sophomore will be accepted by the host institution.

  • Declare a major in order to study abroad for a semester

  • Students cannot be on academic or disciplinary probation at the time of application
  • There is a limit of five spaces available on the DIS programs in Denmark and Sweden per semester.  Please meet with the OIS advisor to determine eligibility.


Students must complete the online Goucher study abroad application by the published deadline.  See the Events and Deadlines Calendar for the most up-to-date information.

Students must next apply to DIS Stockholm by their published deadline.  Initial approval is granted by Goucher OIS and final acceptance is granted by the host program and institution.  

General Program Dates

Arrive Stockholm - August 19, 2017
Last Day of DIS Housing - December 12, 2017

Do not purchase airline tickets until you receive confirmation of acceptance from the program and verification of arrival and departure details.


Choose from seven Academic Study Abroad Programs at DIS Stockholm:

Gender & Sexuality Studies
Global Economics
International Relations
Medical Practice & Policy
Public Health

Plus electives in history, literature, politics, sociology, Swedish, and more. Academics at DIS are separated into three different programs all contained in this section – each one of the programs focuses on a specific academic field or discipline.

Your program at DIS is determined by your choice of a core course (you choose only one) Core courses include a week-long Program Study Tour to a European destination and a Core Course Week, comprised of a two-day seminar in Stockholm and three-day short study tour. Both study tours are faculty-led and integrated into the core course curriculum. Once you have chosen your core course, and therefore program, you are free to choose from our diverse elective courses on offer across liberal arts. This allows you to focus on your major or diversify.

Goucher students are required to take the course Swedish Language and Culture.

Credit and Grade Translations

Courses are the equivalent of three Goucher credits each.  Students take between 12 and 18 credits.  Goucher will transfer grades and credits as listed on the DIS transcript.  Grades will be recorded on the Goucher transcript and will factor into the GPA.

Academic Policies

  • Grades count toward a Goucher GPA

  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on a pass/fail basis

  • Students must take a minimum of 12 credits and maximum of 18 credits

  • All students must participate in a 1 credit Study Abroad Immersion Course while studying abroad. Details will be provided at predeparture orientation.

  • Students on Goucher programs will receive Goucher grades and credits for all approved courses taken while abroad

Language Skills and Language of Instruction

All courses are taught in English with the exception of the elective course in Swedish Language and Culture.

Program Costs

Budget Sheet

Since Goucher students are fully enrolled at Goucher and receive Goucher credit while abroad, they pay regular Goucher tuition for any Goucher semester abroad program. This payment is regardless of the cost advertised and is charged by the program itself. Students pay the non-academic costs (i.e. room and board) in part or in full to Goucher or directly to the study abroad organization or overseas institution depending on the program.  Estimated additional costs that a student may incur in attending these programs are listed on the Budget Expense Worksheet for each program.  You can utilize institutional and federal aid for a Goucher semester program. This program has an additional$4,000 program fee that will be billed by Goucher.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Any awarded financial aid may be used as payment for semester programs sponsored by Goucher College; however; you are allowed to transport your Goucher institutional aid for only one semester, unless you participate in the Goucher Oxford University yearlong program.  In addition, all students are eligible to apply for Goucher OIS scholarships and can apply during the program application process. For information on OIS and outside scholarships please visit the OIS scholarship/financial aid section.

To apply for an OIS scholarship please submit your application by the study abroad application deadline for this program through the following application:

OIS Scholarships


A $500 deposit is due upon application. Study abroad program costs are billed through your Goucher student account and are due at the same time as regular semester fees.  Please refer to the Budget Expense Worksheet for details for this program.


The $500 deposit paid upon application is applied to the student’s account and becomes non-refundable when accepted by Goucher College and the host program. If you are not accepted into a program, your deposit will be refunded.

If for any reason, a student withdraws from a Goucher semester after the deposit deadline, he or she will not be entitled to a refund of any fees paid to Goucher, including program deposit, tuition fees, travel fees, or any other fees incurred in connection with the program. If, due to any unforeseen circumstances or other circumstances beyond the control of the college, a semester Goucher program is cancelled, either prior to departure or during the course of the program, the student will not be guaranteed a refund of any fees paid to Goucher, including program deposit, tuition fees, travel fees, program fees, or any other fees incurred in connection with the program. In most cases, the college forwards program fees to vendors in foreign countries, making it very difficult to recover such fees due to a program cancellation. In such cases, the college will make a good-faith effort to recover such fees and to return any portion of fees that it may recover that may be attributable to a student’s participation in the program. However, the college makes no guarantees regarding the recovery of fees and is not liable for any fees that it is unable to recover.


Three Diverse Housing Options

You have three housing options to choose from at DIS Stockholm. All options ensure that you live with English speakers. You are encouraged to maximize your exposure to Swedish culture and language during the semester, no matter what your housing preference.

Read the three options carefully to rank them wisely for your Housing Application:

Living & Learning Community (LLC)
Residential Community

Will I have a meal plan?

The homestay option will provide most of your meals during scheduled class weeks and you may need to cook some meals yourself.  A food stipend is provided for the other options, however it is not intended to cover your food costs for the entire semester.  Please allow extra money in your budget for food.


Stockholm, Sweden


A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation.   Students will participate in online orientation material prior to the mandatory group orientation prior to leaving Goucher for the semester prior to studying abroad.  Dates will be provided upon study abroad acceptance.

Additional Information and Links

Passport, Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources

Students are required to have passports for all Goucher programs.  Failure to have a passport will prohibit participation in the program.  Passports take time to process and need to be valid for six months after your return to the U.S.  Check your expiration date and renew if necessary. Please see the U S State Department section on passports

U.S. Embassy in Sweden

Swedish Residence Permit - DIS will provide you instructions for the residence permit application process. As required in the application, you need to prove that you possess the equivalent of 26,978.7 SEK in your personal bank account (funds in USD is acceptable). In addition, there is a 1,000 SEK application fee that you pay online to submit the application.

Note: It can take up to four months for the Swedish immigration services to reply to your application. Therefore, you must apply as soon as DIS provides you with the residence permit application instructions (via email).

Health and Safety

You will be required to submit health forms signed by a health care provider prior to studying abroad.  Forms will be supplied when you are accepted. Please read the Health and Safety section of the Goucher OIS website for information regarding Health and Safety, Disability Support, Diversity Abroad, Safety and Security, and Insurance: 

Study Abroad Insurance

All students participating on Semester, Year or ICA Goucher programs will be automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan tailored to meet the needs of study abroad students. Students participating in Goucher semester programs will be billed $300. The insurance carrier is ACE American Insurance Company.
Prior to the start of the program abroad, OIS staff will register students for the insurance program. Students will receive information about how to use the health insurance policy from the Office of International Studies prior to departure for study abroad.

Students with Disabilities

Goucher encourages all students who meet our eligibility requirements to consider studying abroad.  OIS will work with you regarding any special needs you may have.  However, we cannot guarantee that any or all of our program sites can accommodate all of your needs or interests.  More information can be found on the OIS Disabilities Support section of the website. 

Student Identity

Research the fact sheet for your location of interest on the U.S. State Department website for information on LGBTI rights, women travelers, safety and security, religious, and accessibility/mobility laws and information.

On the CIA World Factbook website, look for your host country’s page and research the “People and Society” section, where you can find the breakdown by ethnic group, religion, and race.

Refer to Goucher OIS section on Student Identity for additional resources for student identity. 


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