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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Type: Homestay, Residence Hall Area of Study: Global Studies, Sociology
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
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Gender & Sexuality Studies

Find out what it is like to live in a country known for its progressive norms and policies, and study the challenges and ideas within gender, equality, and sexuality in Sweden. Sweden is the world’s most gender-equal country with affirmative action policies, a ‘gender-responsive’ national budget, and a firm commitment to LGBTQ+ rights.

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Is this program right for you?

It is a good fit if you study:

  • Gender Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Human Rights
View this program at DISabroad.org

Core Course

Gender, Equality, and Sexuality in Scandinavia
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits

Sweden is the most gender equal country in the world and paid parental leave for all parents, a high number of women in leadership positions, progressive sex education, and equal rights for LGBTQIA+ persons are among the hallmarks of all Scandinavian societies. However, Sweden also has the most gender-divided workplace in the world and gender equal policies do not automatically lead to gender equal behaviors. With a comparative look to neighboring countries in Europe, this course explores how concepts of gender, body, sexuality, and race intersect in current debates about changing family structures, children’s rights, and new ethical dilemmas in Scandinavia.


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Core Course Study Tours

This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin

  • Core Course Week: Sweden 

Early in the semester, you delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you travel on a short Study Tour for three days in Sweden, combined with a two-day seminar in Stockholm. Later in the semester, you travel again with your Core Course on a week-long Study Tour in Europe.

While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in your field who contribute to furthering your understanding of course topics. Study Tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose you to additional cultural perspectives. You have the opportunity to visit sites and experts in your field of interest that you may not otherwise have access too.


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Elective Courses

Add elective courses to complement your Core Course at DIS Stockholm. You decide how to build your course load based on your needs and interests!

Electives range across disciplines and include research, labs, and even Exploration Electives, which come with a travel component.

Visit our website to view the full list of over 55 additional elective courses! 

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Budget Information:
To calculate an estimate of the total cost of your program, use the Cost Estimate Template.xlsx and do the following:
1. Go to the DIS website, https://disabroad.org/copenhagen/semester/programs/ , and scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Tuition and Fees under the DIS column.
2. Click on the appropriate year and term of your program.  The cost listed under the Total column is the cost of your tuition and housing.
3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and add the expenses listed under Estimated Additional Expenses.
4.  In addition to these fees, add the following costs to arrive at your total cost
 
  • Application fee - $65
  • Study Abroad Administrative fee - $460
  • WSU Laptop fee (semester students only) - $485
  • Passport ($140) 
If you would like further assistance in calculating the cost of your program, please email studyabroad@winona.edu
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission 08/20/2022 12/17/2022
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission 01/14/2023 05/13/2023
Fall 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.