DIS Study Abroad in Scandanavia

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Academic Program

Students are required to take a Swedish language class and select a Core Program class plus three electives for a total of 3.75 courses upon returning to Scripps.

  • Reviewed by: Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert
  • Fields of study: Neuroscience, psychology, medical practice and policy studies, public health, gender studies, economics.
  • Eligibility: 9.0 required
  • Size of the student body: Program participants are from other liberal arts colleges and universities across the USA.
  • Number of program participants: A mid-sized study abroad program with an average of 100 students.

Living Arrangements

Students have a range of housing options including home stays, studentboende (dorm-like housing), and thematic living and learning communities where all residents share a common interest, e.g. music or the outdoors. Students staying in a host family typically take meals with their hosts and pack a lunch to class. All other housing options require students to shop for and prepare their own meals with an allowance provided by DIS and Scripps.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid-August to mid-December
  • Spring: Mid-January to mid-May


  • Advising Tips: A faculty reference is only required of applicants with a GPA below 9.0 along with a letter explaining circumstances impacting the GPA.
  • Visa Information: The program will provide information on the visa process.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Stockholm and Los Angeles