Summer Arctic Program – Deadline Feb 15

Applications are now open for

SAO-LAS: Stockholm Summer Arctic Program 2016

“Environment and Society in a Changing Arctic”

SCAN 386/GLBL 386/SESE 386 – 6 credits


Program Dates: June 7 – July 7, 2016

Application Deadline: February 15, 2016


The Stockholm Summer Arctic Program is an intensive, five-week program, which takes place in Stockholm, Sweden and a field site in Northern Scandinavia, above the Arctic Circle. Students in this interdisciplinary program learn about issues related to human settlement and exploration, resource extraction, environmental conservation, historical and industrial heritage management and international governance in the Arctic region. With case studies from Sweden and the Nordic societies as the focal point, students draw from first-hand visits to historical and industrial heritage sites, interviews with political institutions and indigenous groups, in order to understand how these actors have shaped and been shaped by their Arctic environment over a long-term historical perspective. Applicants should have junior status (for Fall 2016) or consent of the instructor. For questions regarding the application process, direct emails to Kristen Stout:


Read more about the program and start an application at the brochure page below:





Money for Travel to Sweden – Anna Jensen Award

Application Deadline: February 19, 2016


The Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures is pleased to announce an award competition to facilitate study abroad in Sweden during summer 2016 or academic year 2016-17. The Anna Jensen Memorial Scandinavian Award is a prize in the amount of up to $1,500 to facilitate study or research in Sweden. To apply, please submit a 500-word application statement and include your most recent University of Illinois transcript (unofficial is fine). Ideal applicants are students who have been taking Scandinavian courses, or who articulate plans to do so during their time of study abroad.The statement should clearly outline:


  • your reasons for applying
  • how a period of study in Sweden is important to your studies and to your future career plans
  • how you expect to use the award (you may include a basic budget)
  • what your plans are to continue Swedish and Scandinavian Studies once you return.


You may also address in your application if there are special needs or circumstances that motivate your application. Submit all application materials to the mailbox of Dr. Mark Safstrom, 2090 Foreign Languages Building, by 4:45 PM on February 19, 2016.