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As an enhancement to the undergraduate curriculum, the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies has developed a unique study abroad program for students at UCF interested an interdisciplinary comparative study of Sweden. Sweden is noted in modern history for global excellence in the areas of design, technology, education, and human welfare. Yet, its history of global contributions runs back centuries to the age of the Viking.
This program offers students an excellent opportunity to be immersed within Swedish culture while comparing firsthand the contemporary issues facing Sweden and the United States including the environment, immigration, health and social services, and education. For this program, students are required to register for an International Comparative Studies course. The program and classes will be administered in English.
While abroad, students can expect a typical classroom setting, with lectures, guest speakers and regular meetings with Swedish peers. These class meetings will be intermingled with weekly excursions to local sites of interest and relevance. Cultural immersion will be achieved through guided historical and cultural field studies. Student progress will be evaluated through class participation and regular examinations (including e-journaling, essays, and projects).
For two weeks, participants will attend classes at the UCF main campus before traveling to Stockholm, Sweden. Over the next four weeks, students will participate in an interdisciplinary study of contemporary issues such as the environment, education, healthcare, social welfare, and immigration. The Midsömmer holiday will be a highlight of the program while students participate in traditional celebrations in the “Land of the Midnight Sun.” Visits to local sites, such as a traditional fäbod (summer farm) and a working wind farm, will enhance the curriculum.
Site visits will include the Uppsala Cathedral, the ancient Viking island of Birka, and the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Students will also have a few free days to explore Gamla Stan (Old Stockholm) and other museums to help gather knowledge for their final projects.
To be eligible, students must be a Junior standing and will have completed ENC 1102, or have the instructor’s consent.
While abroad, students are expected to remain engaged in the program’s experiences and try new things. Upon returning to the USA, students will attend a final four weeks of classes at the UCF main campus.
Payment Breakdown based upon the minimum number of students:
Payment 1: $100 (non-refundable)
Payment 2: $1000
Payment 3: $2155
Payment 4: $2155
The following services are included as part of the program fee:
The following services are not included as part of the program fee:
Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.