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Orebro, Sweden; Stockholm, Sweden (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: Santa Fe College 
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Program Description:



Term:  Summer 2018

Trip Highlights:
  • Engage in daily cultural exchanges with Swedish college students from Tullangskolan College
  • Visit the Swedish Parliament and the Royal Palace
  • Explore urban Stockholm as well as quaint Orebro
  • Learn about deaf culture and Swedish Sign Language by visiting the National School for the Deaf in Tullangskolan
  • Visit sites that foster an understanding of Swedish gender roles, environmental sustainability, economic equality, ethnic diversity, educational systems, and government
SYG 2430 Sociology of Marriage and Family 3.0
SYG 1920 Group Study (Sociology) 1.0
ASL 2510 Deaf Culture 3.0
ASL 1920 Group Study (Deaf Culture) 1.0

Estimated Cost

The program fee for the study abroad program to Sweden will cover:
  • Round-trip airfare from Florida to Sweden
  • In-country Transportation
  • In-country Accommodations
  • Some Meals 
  • Tours, Museums, and other activity fees
  • International Insurance

TOTAL PROGRAM FEE = Approximately $2,980
The cost may vary based on the number of students who sign up, exchange rates, and other variables. Changes are likely to be less than $200.

Estimated costs not included in the Program Fee:
Tuition $320.31 (3 credits)
Books Unknown
Passport $165
Spending Money $50
Other Meals $200
Immunizations None required, routine recommended
Total: $812.31*

* Please note that the Total Estimated Costs not included in the program fee is an approximation and that individuals will differ   

Read through the Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy to understand payment expectations. This policy will accompany the Study Abroad Application form that you must fill out and sign to join a program.

Payment Plan
The payments expected for the program will follow the calendar below. 
Payment Amount Due Date
$130 (Non-Refundable Deposit and Application Fee) Due with the Application
$600 November 18, 2017
$1,000 February 2, 2018
$600 March 9, 2018
$650 April 8, 2018

*Payment dates are subject to change. Participants will be informed via email if changes occur.

How to Make a Payment:
Visit the Cashier's Office in the Northwest Campus where they accept payments in cash, by check and by credit card. You can also make your payments on the phone. For More info here

If you are not able to make a payment according to the dates assigned by Santa Fe College's International Education Office, it may still be possible for you to join the program; however you will likely incur increased costs.


Please click here to visit the Center for Disease Control website to read about immunization information and requirements for Sweden.
Click here:  Alachua County Department of Health, to access information about Foreign Travel.

Tentative Itinerary

Trip dates: May 13, 2018 – May 23, 2018

Day 1: 
  • Meet and depart from the SFC PD Station
  • Flight Check In
  • Depart from Orlando Airport
Day 2:
  • Arrive Stockholm, Arlanda Airport
  • Depart Stockholm for Orebro
  • Check in to Livin Hotel
  • Lunch
  • Walking Tour of Orebro and fika
  • Free Time
  • Dinner
  • Hotel, Meeting and bedtime
Day 3:
  • Breakfast and First Meeting
  • Catch City Bus no. 5 to Tullangskolan
  • Meet with students, attend classes
  • Lunch
  • Tour Orebro Castle
  • Free Time
  • Dinner
Day 4
  • Breakfast
  • Catch City Bus no. 5 to Tullangskolan
  • Meet with students, attend classes
  • Lunch
  • Tour Swampen
  • Catch City back to hotel, Free Time
  • Dinner

Day 5
  • Breakfast
  • Catch City Bus no. 5 to Tullangskolan
  • Meet with students, attend classes
  • Lunch and Tour Naturens Haus
  • Catch City Bus back to hotel, Free Time
  • Dinner

Day 6
  • Breakfast
  • Catch City Bus no. 5 to Tullangskolan
  • Meet with students, attend classes
  • Lunch
  • Tour Karlslund Estate
  • Catch City Bus back to hotel, Free Time
  • Dinner
Day 7
  • Board Train for Stockholm
  • Check in to the Langholmen Hostel
  • Walking Tour, Gamla Stan
  • Dinner
Day 8
  • Breakfast
  • Boat Tour to Drottingholm Palace
  • Strandvagen, berth 15
  • SkyView
  • Free Time
  • Dinner
Day 9
  • Breakfast
  • Vasa Museum
  • Lunch
  • Skansen or Nordic Museum
  • Free Time
  • Dinner
Day 10
  • Breakfast
  • Wander Gamla Stan
  • Royal Palace Tour
  • Lunch
  • Riksdag Tour
  • Free Time
  • Dinner
Day 11
  • Depart Långholmen for Arlanda Airport
  • Depart Stockholm for Gainesville FL
  • Arrive Orlando Airport
Application & Scholarships

In order to apply for this Study Abroad program and for all Santa Fe College Study Abroad Scholarships please complete this online application. (Note that you will have to create an account. Do not try to log in with your Santa Fe credentials).

Faculty Leaders:

Doug Diekow
Doug Diekow will lead the trip. Doug has been to Sweden (Orebro and Stockholm) on three previous occasions. In March 2012 he was a visiting professor at Tullanksolan for two weeks, and has led the study abroad programs in 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017. During the fall and spring semesters he also teaches a class that is connected to a class at Tullangskolan, in which students interact throughout the semester on a regular basis. Further, Doug has served as on campus host to faculty and students from Sweden on four occasions, most recently in Fall 2014.
Michelle Freas
Michelle Freas has been to Sweden on occasion, traveling as a faculty member on the 2015 study abroad class. She has developed relationships with faculty who teach at the Deaf College in Orebro and will continue to maintain these relationships through the academic year.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 04/02/2018 04/02/2018 TBA TBA