Study Abroad Announcements

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Published Date:March 20, 2014

Published Date: March 20, 2014

Extended deadline for Stockholm Summer School program!

Published Date:February 13, 2014

SAO Exchange: Stockholm Summer School Program


2014 Program Dates: June 8 – July 13

Application Deadline: March 1st


Get new perspectives by completing one of Stockholm Summer School’s two courses offered in 2014. Together with students from all over the world, you will gain new knowledge, become inspired by a new culture, and experience the beautiful capital of Sweden.  Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University have joined forces to create the two courses listed below, combining them with an exciting social program. The language of instruction for both courses is English.


The course being offered at Stockholm University is entitled:

"The Swedish Model: the Making of a Welfare State in a Comparative and Historical Perspective"

Participants in this course will discuss the emergence of the Swedish welfare state, while exploring the historical context and political circumstances that produced this model, together with conducting a comparative analysis of gender, class, and ethnicity. The course will also examine the changes the model has undergone over time.


The course being offered at Karolinska Institutet is entitled:

"Global Health - an Introduction"

The global health summer course will provide an understanding of global health variations between and within countries. An added value is that the course will include students from different parts of the world, a dynamic that will create an intercultural learning and teaching environment.


Program contacts:

Kristen Stout, Study Abroad Office Advisor for programming in mainland Europe (


Apply to the program at the following address:

Published Date: February 13, 2014

SAO-LAS: Stockholm Summer Arctic Program: Application Deadline extended to March 15!

Published Date:February 5, 2014

SAO-LAS: Stockholm Summer Arctic Program: Application Deadline extended to March 15th!


This summer, discover how melting glaciers and sea ice are altering one of the world's great wildernesses and changing the lives of Nordic and indigenous people. In this intensive five-week program, learn about issues related to climate change and human presence in the Arctic through interdisciplinary perspectives. Industrial heritage studies with relevance to heritage management will be another focus of the program. 


University of Illinois students will participate with students from KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and will spend two weeks in the Arctic. Field site locations include Northern Sweden, Kiruna, and the Swedish mountains at the Tarfala and Abisko Research Stations.  


2014 Program Dates: June 2 – July 4, 2014

6 Hours of pre-approved credit available as one of the following cross-listings: GLBL 386, SCAN 386, or SESE 386


Program contacts:

Kristen Stout, Study Abroad Office Advisor for programming in mainland Europe (


Alison Anders, Geology Department


Jonathan Tomkin, Associate Director, School of Earth, Society, and Environmental Administration


Apply to the program at the following address:

Published Date: February 5, 2014

New Summer Study Abroad Opportunity in Europe!

Published Date:January 27, 2014

University of Washington EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels (July 7 – August 8, 2014)

Study the EU up close with leading experts from both sides of the Atlantic; and gain an understanding of the "real world" of EU institutions through discussions with officials and site visits in Brussels, the political capital of the European Union! The program includes site visits to EU institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg, along with several special group activities and meals. Students in all disciplines and departments at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with junior or senior standing and a 3.0 cumulative GPA or better, are eligible.

Program Courses and Credits: The program includes two courses: "Current EU Policy Debates", taught by Dr. Arista Cirtautas (European Studies, University of Washington), and "EU Institutions: Views from inside the Brussels Complex" taught by Dr. Peter Hobbing (former Principal Administrator, European Commission). In addition, students will participate in a European Union simulation. Students will be awarded 8 U of I credits upon successful completion of the program.

Costs and Financial Aid: The University of Washington program fee for 2013 is $3,650 for non-UW students, including U of I students. The UW program fee includes instructional costs and program trips & events. The UW program fee does not include airfare, meals, textbooks, or personal expenses.

Interested students apply for the program through the UI Study Abroad office (deadline: Jan. 30, 2014). Click here to access the program brochure page at the SAO website for additional details, and to create the online application account.

For additional details, please contact:

Sherry Danielson, Senior Coordinator for International Projects in mainland Europe

Study Abroad Office (SAO) 910 South Fifth Street 112 International Studies Building Champaign, IL 61820


Published Date: January 27, 2014

I4I and IPS Scholarships Available for Summer and Fall 2014

Published Date:December 19, 2013

Published Date: December 19, 2013