*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.
- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- DIS Interview: a 40-minute interview with representatives from DIS will take place for each student at the end of the application cycle. DIS will make decisions about acceptance and course fit. Acceptance to the program is based on the results of this interview as well as review of the GU application materials.
DIS applicants have three options for fulfilling the "Meeting wtih OGE Advisor" application requirement:
About the Program
The Stockholm location of the DIS program
began accepting students in the fall of 2016 and is designed as a program for students coming from American universities. Professors teach in English and are normally chosen from faculty at institutions throughout Stockholm. While European in course content, teaching approach, and faculty, DIS follows the formal structure of the American educational system, including its grading scale, credit structure, and mode of assessment.
The DIS program is unique in it’s approach to learning. Classes are taught from a Scandinavian perspective and each class includes mandatory field trips. In the case of the core course, 2 mandatory study tours are included in the course - both taking the students outside of Stockholm to study the core course in a relevant setting. DIS also offers opportunities for students to engage in their community with host families, volunteering opportunities and involvement in clubs and athletics that help them meet Swedes.
Read more about the Hoya experience at DIS Stockholm in OGE's Story Full Swede Ahead: Living and Learning in Stockholm.
The DIS program is located in Stockholm
, the capital of Sweden. The Stockholm archipelago is made up of 14 separate islands and there are more than 1.6 million people who call Stockholm home. It is not only a cultural hub of Scandinavia, but also a center of sustainability, equality, and innovation. DIS classrooms and offices share facilities with the Royal College of Music and are located near the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm Olympic Stadium, and public transportation.
- Full year: mid-August to mid-May
- Fall: mid-August to mid-December
- Spring: mid-January to mid-May
Fields of Study
Fields of study include: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Global Economics, International Relations, Literature, Medical Practice and Policy, Psychology, Public Health, Neuroscience
This list is not exhaustive. Please make an appointment to speak with the OGE Advisor to further discuss available coursework on this program.
Language of Instruction is English.
Students are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit they wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.
A full courseload for this program is: 5 courses or 15-16 credits
DIS offers a wide range of academic programs
, core courses, and electives.
Students take a total of five courses per semester: 1 program core course, 1 required Danish language course and 3 electives. As part of the core course, students participate in 2 mandatory study tours which explore the subject through field trips within Scandinavia and in Europe.
Students may opt to take a 1-credit Study Tour
that includes an additional study tour.
The minimum passing grade for this program is: C
Students are required to live in program housing.
Students have three housing options:
Students living in a Residential Community or Living & Learning Community are responsible for their own meals in a shared kitchen. DIS provides a small stipend each semester to help offset the cost of meals. Students living in a Homestay are provided most meals in their housing and do not receive a food stipend.
The Office of Global Education is committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. OGE hopes that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.
With over 200 approved-programs, OGE is confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with the OGE advisor specializing in your geographic area of interest to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.
To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website
. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website