** 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.
Undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in working with children and their families are encouraged to join this international summer field experience program. Students will be visiting early childhood education programs in Stockholm and Eskilstuna, Sweden, reflecting on their observations and making comparisons between Swedish and the U.S. early care and education systems. Students will increase their understanding of global diversity and learn ways to broaden the minds of their future students.
Location & Program Features
Stockholm: The capital of Sweden is home to more than 1.5 million people, and full of Nordic history. The city is referred to as “beauty on the water” by its residents. Even in a city with such great history, Stockholm is constantly evolving as a global destination. Eskilstuna: Located in beautiful southeastern Sweden between 2 lakes, Eskilstuna is one of the chief centers of the Swedish industry.
The program participants will visit early childhood programs in Stockholm and Eskilstuna everyday, from early morning to late afternoon in Stockholm and Eskilstuna. The students will stay in Stockholm city center, which provides a rich historic, natural and contemporary attractions to visitors coming from different places. The well-established public transportation system will allow students to explore many parts of Stockholm after the day’s activities end.
EDN 455/592-800 (3 credit hours): This course will cover topics such as Nordic early childhood education tradition and philosophy, Swedish national early childhood education system and policies, and impacts on society for the U.S. context.
(not included in the program fee)
Transportation to/from airport to Sweden
Passport, if needed
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.