If you have questions about this program, email the program leader listed below.

Global Leadership in Design and Innovation

Program Details

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Stockholm, Sweden
Course # SA 10922 or
SA 59000
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2023 05/15/23 to 05/27/23

Program Leader

Name Greg Strimel
Email gstrimel@purdue.edu
Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description

Thank you for expressing interest in the Global Leadership in Design and Innovation study abroad program. The program will take place in Stockholm, Sweden and consist of a 3-credit course focused on building global perspectives critical for innovation success in design and education. Stockholm is considered one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. Nicknamed the "Venice of the North," Stockholm is located upon 14 islands between two waters, Lake Malaren and the Baltic Sea. The corresponding coursework will focus on the rich history of Swedish design and innovation. Students will specifically examine the ways in which the Swedish culture fosters innovation through technology education/training. Students will interact with primary and secondary schools and other engineering/technology education majors at KTH Royal Institute of Technology to develop a global perspective on fostering creativity in classrooms. Additionally, students will explore historical Viking establishments and investigate the ways in which these early Scandinavian settlements advanced through technological development. The study abroad program will be offered during Maymester and will include experiences at the Nobel Prize Museum Cultures of Creativity Exhibit and Banquet Hall, the National Museum of Science and Technology’s interactive exhibition of the top 100 innovations, industries leading in innovation, activities in K-12 design/technology classrooms, and multidisciplinary forums in innovative thinking at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

The study abroad program will be offered during Maymester (May 15 – 27).


Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Estimated $2,500

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.