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Program Description:
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Website:  http://www.sfcollege.edu/international/index.php?section=study_abroad_sweden

SWEDEN - Summer 2019 
with Optional Extension to Denmark

Trip Highlights:

•Engage in frequent cultural exchange with Swedish College students at the Thornen School
•Visit Swedish Parliament, Royal Palace, Vasa Museum, Skansen or Nordic Museum
•If extending your program to Denmark, we will tour Rosenborg Palace, Christianborg Palace, Tivoli Gardens,
and take a walking tour of Copenhagen

Credits:
SYG 2430 Sociology of Marriage and Family 3.0
SYG 1920 Group Study (Sociology) 1.0

Estimated Cost:  

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

TOTAL PROGRAM FEE:   $3,000* (Sweden)
                                            $3,500* (with the Optional Extension to Denmark)
*
Prices subject to change, pending approval
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. Refer to Immunizations Section
Total: $735.31*

* 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
$620 November 16, 2018
$1,000 or
$1,500 This amount is due only if participating in the optional extension to Denmark. 
February 15, 2019
$600 March 8, 2019
$650 April 5, 2019

*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.

Local Laws, Special Circumstances, Safety and Security
Click here to read about the local laws in Sweden as provided by the U.S. State Department. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the International Education Coordinator and/or the faculty leader(s) for your program. 

Immunizations:

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 12, 2019 – May 22, 2019 (Sweden)
                   May 12 - 26, 2019 (Sweden with the Optional Extension to Denmark)

Sunday, May, 12

Meet and depart from the SFC PD Station
Flight Check In
Depart from Orlando Airport

Monday, May 13
Arrive Stockholm, Arlanda Airport
Depart Stockholm for Orebro
Check in to Livin Hotel
Walking Tour of Orebro and fika
4:00 pm           Free Time
6:00 pm           Dinner
8:00 pm           Hotel, Meeting and bedtime

Tuesday, May 14
7:00 am           Breakfast and First Meeting
8:00 am           Walk to Thoren School
8:30 am           Meet with students, attend classes
12:00 pm         Lunch
1:00 pm           Tour Orebro Castle
3:00 pm           Free Time
6:00 pm           Dinner
 
Wednesday, May 15
7:00 am           Breakfast
8:00  am          Walk to Thoren School
8:30 am           Meet with students, attend classes
12:00 pm         Lunch
1:00 pm           Tour Swampen
3:00 pm           Catch City bus back to hotel, Free Time
6:00 pm           Dinner
 
Thursday, May 16

7:00 am           Breakfast
8:00  am          Walk to Thoren School
8:30 am           Meet with students, attend classes
12:00 pm         Lunch and Tour Naturens Haus
3:00 pm           Catch City Bus back to hotel, Free Time
6:00 pm           Dinner
 
Friday, May 17

7:00 am           Breakfast
8:00  am          Walk to Thoren School
8:30 am           Meet with students, attend classes
12:00 pm         Lunch
1:00 pm           Tour Karlslund Estate
3:00 pm           Catch City Bus back to hotel, Free Time
6:00 pm           Dinner
 
Saturday, May 18

11:30 am         Board Train for Stockholm
2:30 pm           Check in to the Langholmen Hostel
3:30 pm           Walking Tour, Gamla Stan
6:00 pm           Dinner
 
Sunday, May 19

7:30 am           Breakfast
10:30 am         Boat Tour to Drottingholm Palace
                        Strandvagen, berth 15
2:00 pm           SkyView
3:00 pm           Free Time
6:00 pm           Dinner
 
Monday, May 20

7:00 am           Breakfast
9:00 am           Vasa Museum
12:00 pm         Lunch
1:30 pm           Skansen or Nordic Museum
4:00 pm           Free Time
6:00 pm           Dinner
 
Tuesday, May 21

7:00 am           Breakfast
9:00 am           Wander Gamla Stan
11:00 am         Royal Palace Tour
12:00 pm         Lunch
2:00 pm           Free Time
6:00 pm           Dinner
 
Wednesday, May 22

Catch the return flight to Florida or for those extending their program to Denmark, depart Stockholm Central for Copenhagen Central on the train
Check in to WakeUp Copenhagen
Dinner
 
Thursday, May 23

8:00 am           Breakfast
9:00 am           Walking Tour of Copenhagen
12:00 pm         Lunch
1:00 pm           Tour of Rosenborg Palace and Grounds
3:00 pm           Free Time
6:00 pm           Dinner
 
Friday May 24

8:00 am           Breakfast
10:00 am         Tour Christianborg Palace
11:30 am         Tour Tivoli Gardens
1:30 pm           Free Time
6:00 pm           Dinner
 
Saturday, May 25

8:00 am           Breakfast
10:00 am         Tour Christiana
1:30 pm           Free Time
6:00 pm           Dinner
 
Sunday, May 26

Leave WakeUp Copenhagen for Airport
Fly home to Orlando

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 several occasions.

352-381-3655
L-243
douglas.diekow@sfcollege.edu
 
Michelle Freas
Michelle Freas has been to Sweden on occasion, traveling as a faculty member on the 2015 and 2017 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.

352-395-7152
L-220
michelle.freas@sfcollege.edu

This program is pending approval. All figures are subject to change. For more information, contact the International Education Coordinator. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/12/2019 05/22/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.