Cultural and Area Studies, Economics, Globalization Studies, Health Science, Human Biology, International Relations, Literature, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Scandinavian Studies, Sociology, Swedish, Women's Studies
Minimum Class Standing:
Additional Program Requirements:
3.0 GPA, For SUNY students only
12-19 per semester
Language of Instruction:
No previous language study required
Ignite your love of learning, further your academic achievements, develop intercultural understanding, and acquire life skills essential for engaged citizenship. Discover Europe and meet the unexpected. Study alongside the urbanites of Stockholm, who balance life in a vibrant metropolis with the city’s beautiful and serene surroundings.
Academics at DIS are separated into eight 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
General Education Information for UAlbany Students
Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these general elective credits.
Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students
Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.
All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary.
Your courses are taught by local faculty.
Students studying at DIS Stockholm for a semester can choose from a number of different housing options with DIS including:
Living & Learning Community
Or, students can opt to arrange their own independent housing arrangements without assistance from DIS.
More info on: DIS Housing Information
There are many places to eat around Stockholm. There is no meal plan included with the program. However, some meals will be provided by DIS on your study tour. Also, two meals per day are provided if you live in a homestay.
This study abroad option is open to SUNY students only. Non-SUNY students should contact DIS directly to apply. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to participate. You must have completed 3 semesters of college level coursework to apply. Applications are welcome from students in all majors.
Program Study Tours form a central part of your DIS academic experience, as you enroll in one core course for the semester which includes two course-integrated study tours.
DIS offers automatic scholarships for SUNY students! This is reflected in the estimate of costs.
Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.
External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.
More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.
In Their Own Words
"Studying Abroad changed my life and set me on a new career path. I met so many great people and made so many dear friends. I can not wait to see what the future holds for me and thanks to going abroad I now have a better idea of what that might be." - Joshua Anthony, Globalization Studies Major
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About the City
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the hub for industry, fashion, politics, and research
The Swedes are among the top three best non-native English speakers
Stockholm’s natural environment offers an archipelago to explore 30,000 islands, stretching from the city to the Baltic sea
Commuting in Stockholm is fast, efficient, and scenic! 90 of the city’s 100 metro stations are decorated with paintings, sculptures, and mosaics
Sweden is one of the largest exporters of music in the world, with decades of incredible success from songwriters and producers
Please review the most recent pre-departure handbook provided by DIS. DIS is a Danish non-profit study abroad institution with locations in Copenhagen and Stockholm, offering semester, academic year, and summer programs taught in English. Established in 1959, DIS has extensive experience in the field of international education and is one of the leading study abroad institutions in Europe designed for American, Canadian, Australian, and other English-speaking university students. DIS offers an extensive curriculum taught in English in a wide variety of fields.
Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare of the overall education abroad experience. The fall semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the Saturday before the end of Spring UAlbany classes and in late November/early December for the spring term abroad. Upon arrival at DIS, you will attend a mandatory program orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by International Office of your host university.
UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary. DIS staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter in while abroad.