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

Summer in Scandinavia

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 10304
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 05/21/24 to 06/18/24

Program Leader

Name Evan Perrault
Email perrault@purdue.edu
Click here to enroll in this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

Spend a little time in Stockholm, and you’ll quickly see why Sweden and its Scandinavian neighbors are some of the happiest countries in the world.  Take a daily fika break to sip delicious coffee and enjoy scrumptious cinnamon buns, all while taking-in the region’s endless water views and near 24-hour daylight.

The program will include multiple excursions and experiences.  Embrace Swede’s love for the outdoors with a day-long hiking/foraging expedition.  Learn how to make compelling travel content by working with tourism officials in Uppsala (a vibrant university town north of Stockholm).  Stroll the 13th century streets of Gamla Stan (Stockholm’s old town) on a guided tour, and experience Sweden’s unique cuisine.  We will take time for multiple fika (coffee) breaks, and take a crash course in “Survival Swedish” (don’t worry – almost everyone speaks English).

Stockholm and its well-connected airport (and ferry service) is a great launch-pad for other European travel during multiple open, three-day travel weekends.  Maybe take the high-speed train south to visit the birthplace of Ikea, or hop on an overnight cruise to Helsinki, Finland?  Your personal travel choices around Europe are endless.

The program has rolling acceptance and can only accept a maximum of 20 students (Deadline to apply is Feb. 15) – so be sure to get your $500 deposit in early to secure your spot!

Academic Credit

Earn 6 credits in just 4 weeks!

  • COM 478 (Health Communication Campaigns):  We will be chatting with local healthcare professionals and Swedish cultural experts to learn what makes Sweden one of the happiest countries in the world.  The goal is to take what we’ve experienced in Sweden and develop a health campaign focused on mental wellbeing for the Purdue student population.
  • COM 49502 (Travel Writing): Work with local tourism officials and companies to create compelling travel content, and learn how people turn their passion for travel into thriving businesses.


The program is open to all majors.  There are no prerequisites for the two courses offered.

Program Cost

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

The total program cost is estimated to be about $4,200.  This is the cost that will be billed to you by Purdue, and it already includes the study abroad program fee of $304.70, as well as the excursions described above, housing in Stockholm, and an unlimited Stockholm-region metro card that provides travel on trains, buses, and ferries in the Stockholm region.

Not included in this cost is airfare, and most food/meals during your time in Stockholm.  All housing/apartment accommodations will have kitchens for you to be able to cook your own meals.

Make sure to apply (if eligible) for the Purdue Moves Short Term Study Abroad Scholarship (see links below in the Financial Aid section) that can provide up to $2,000 toward the program cost.

Application Deadline

There is a rolling deadline for this program.  The last day to apply and be accepted will be February 15.

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.