IMPORTANT: This program admits students on a rolling basis. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Click "Apply Now" above to begin your MU online study abroad application and receive further instructions on the program-specific application process.
DIS requires that students applying to the program have completed three semesters of university. Second-semester sophomores are not eligible to study abroad with DIS.
Early in the semester, you will delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you will travel on a short study tour for three days in Sweden or a neighboring country combined with a two-day seminar in Stockholm. Later in the semester, you will travel with your core course on a week-long study tour in Europe. Additionally, you can take an elective course with an integrated Optional Study Tour, or explore Europe off the beaten track on a DIScovery Trip during two additional travel weeks!
Whether you choose to live in a Homestay, enroll in a Swedish Language and Culture course, or meet your Visiting Hosts for fika with coffee and cakes, your engagement in the community is a holistic academic and social experience. Our goal is to help you find your own way to depart your semester having built strong Swedish friendships and connections.
All students will attend a pre- departure orientation, in addition to attending an opening ceremony followed by orientation at DIS.
DIS offers a wide array of courses that will fulfill requirements in most majors. Students will pick a core course from among the 16 different programs offered and are then able to freely select electives that meet student interests and academic needs. To learn more about available courses, please visit the DIS website
Courses are taught primarily by local faculty who hold positions in academia, civil governance, business administration, and other professions. Courses include a blend of lectures, group work and field study visits in or near Copenhagen. Visit the DIS website for more detailed information on available coursework.
Study abroad is an academic experience. While your grades will not count towards your GPA, it is vital that you are academically successful. To earn credits for courses taken abroad, you will need to earn the equivalent of a ‘C’ or better at your host institution—this is a C at DIS. You cannot take classes pass/fail at your host institution.
You are required to take the equivalent of at least 12 U.S. credits while abroad. This program runs on the U.S. system. Therefore, the DIS credits transfer to Marquette on a 1:1 ratio. Stated another way, a 3-credit course there is equivalent to a 3-credit course at Marquette.
DIS offers three primary housing options that students can select between.
1) The Homestay is the most popular housing option at DIS and each semester departing students rank it highest in terms of housing choice satisfaction, as it allows you to live like a local! Living in a Homestay arranged by DIS gives you direct access to the locals, as you will be matched with a host(s) in the greater Stockholm area who is interested in having an intercultural exchange with you. DIS has a diversity of Homestay hosts, including families with children, single parents, couples, non-ethnic Swedish families, etc. Your hosts may have young children, grown-up children, or none at all; they may be young, middle-aged, or retired. This diversity will further enrich the exchange between yourself and your host. All DIS hosts have also been visited and approved by DIS staff prior to placing you in their homes.
2) A DIS Living & Learning Community (LLC) is a co-curricular housing option that integrates a shared interest through the lens of exploring Stockholm and/or Swedish culture. The main objectives of this housing option are aimed at enriching your study abroad experience by planning culturally engaging experiences with Swedes, as well as bridging educational learning with daily life in the housing communities. By living in a community based on a common interest, you are given a platform from which the community can explore, discuss, and reflect on, as well as cross-cultural experiences you encounter while studying abroad. By putting in extra time and effort, you will find out what Sweden and Stockholm have to offer within your LLCtheme, as well as reflect on your own personal journey while studying abroad!
3) Live with other DIS students in Stockholm and take part in building relationships in this communal setting! The overarching goals of the Residential Communities are based on building communities with other DIS students, as well as challenging yourself to engage locally – as you will have to work extra hard to meet Swedes and get a feel for the culture. Residential Communities can be structured differently, housing a varying number of students and Social and Residential Advisors (SRAs). The Communities are co-ed residences.
GeoBlue International Health Insurance * $190.00
Host Program Tuition $19,400.00
Room and Board $6,100.00
GeoBlue International Health Insurance * $180.00
Host Program Tuition $18,650.00
Room and Board $5,850.00
Traverse the narrow winding streets that populate the old city, where the Swedes have carefully preserved Europe’s medieval aesthetic dating back to the 13th century. As a major cultural hub of Sweden, Stockholm’s galleries, exhibitions, and restored historical artifacts shed light on their heritage.
Explore the city’s fourteen islands by crossing over ancient bridges and scenic waterways by train, foot, or ferry. Proximity to Stockholm’s fantastic nature defines the pace in this city, as your next cross-country ski adventure or kayaking afternoon are all within an easy reach!While rich in history, Sweden prides itself on progressive thinking, with openness and equality as values held close by the Swedes. As home to the Nobel Prize and a list of prestigious universities, institutions, and leading innovators, studying in Stockholm will offer the context of a capital led by forward-looking decision-makers and scholars.