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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 2018 15-OCT-2017
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Rolling Admission 13-JAN-2018 12-MAY-2018
Fall Semester 2018 15-MAR-2018 ** Rolling Admission 19-AUG-2018 14-DEC-2018

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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 of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Island
Tuition Payments Made To:
Program Provider
Education Abroad Advisor:
Abby Leake
Application Fee:
Yes
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Yes
Subject Area:
Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:
Gender & Sexuality Studies
Well known for its progressive norms and policies, Sweden is a unique place to study the challenges, ideas, and dilemmas of core topics within gender, equality, and sexuality. 

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, religion, and (dis-)ability in Europe 
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STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study gender studies, women’s studies, anthropology, sociology, human rights, or if you are interested in how gender norms and identities are constructed. 

CORE COURSE 

Gender, Equality, and Sexuality in Scandinavia 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Sweden is the most gender equal country in the world, and legalized prostitution, generous parental leave, a high number of women in leadership positions, progressive sex education, and equal rights for homosexuals are among the hallmarks of Scandinavian societies. However, good intentions do not always translate into intended outcomes. 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 a changing Scandinavia. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin 
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm 

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