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DIS: Sweden: Gender & Sexuality Studies
Stockholm, Sweden (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 15-OCT-2018 ** Rolling Admission 11-JAN-2019 12-MAY-2019
NOTE: Accepted students must commit by October 30th.
Fall Semester 2019 15-MAR-2019 ** Rolling Admission 17-AUG-2019 14-DEC-2019
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 25.

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
none
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No
Housing: Homestay, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Island
Tuition Payments Made To:
Program Provider
Education Abroad Advisor:
Margaret Walter
Application Fee:
Yes
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Yes
Subject Area:
Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:
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. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the implications and challenges of living in a country with the world’s first self-proclaimed feminist government where ‘gender mainstreaming’ policies are highest on the agenda 
  • Visit with Swedish families raising their children in a gender-neutral manner and reflect on your own gendered upbringing 
  • Travel with your classmates and faculty on course-integrated Study Tours to examine how constructions of gender and sexuality intersect with ethnicity, race, class, and religion in Europe 
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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It's a good fit if you study:
  • GENDER STUDIES
  • ANTHROPOLOGY
  • SOCIOLOGY
  • HUMAN RIGHTS

CORE COURSE 

Gender, Equality, and Sexuality in Scandinavia 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Sweden is often referred to as the most gender equal country in the world, with generous parental leave, a high number of women in leadership positions, progressive sex education, and equal rights for homosexuals among its hallmarks. However, good intentions do not always translate into intended outcomes. We compare how concepts of gender, body, and sexuality intersect in current debates about changing family structures, children’s rights, and new ethical dilemmas across Scandinavia. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin 
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm 

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