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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Program Type: Study Abroad Class Eligibilty: 3rd year, 4th year
Minimum GPA: 3 Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: None Language Courses Offered: Swedish
Areas of Study: Economics, Gender Studies, Literature, Psychology, Public Health Housing Options: Apartment, Dormitory, Homestay
Internships: NO
Program Description:


Cal Poly Partner Programs such as DIS provide students with options to select from a wide variety of destinations and lengths of time abroad. 
DIS gives students an opportunity to explore the essential nature of world-renowned Danish architecture and design by obtaining the keys to understanding the Scandinavian design culture through lectures, a study tour, and direct engagement with local faculty.


Stockholm, Sweden
(Check out our Sweden_InfoGraphic.pdf!)

As the capital of Sweden, Stockholm is a vibrant metropolis with the city's beautiful and serene surrounds. Comprised of fourteen islands, with a public transit system that travels across waterways, the city is well connected.  While rich in history and culture, Sweden prides itself on progressive thinking, openness, diversity, and equality.   For more info about this location, please see the DIS webpage

Host Institution

DIS classes are held at the DIS Stockholm center.  Academics at DIS are separated into ten different programs.  Each one of the programs focuses on a specific academic field or discipline.  Your program at DIS is determined by your choice of a core course (you choose only one).  For more info about this host institution, see the DIS webpage


Studying with DIS, you can select from programs that include: Biomedicine, Economics, Future Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Medical Practice & Policy, Neuroscience, Psychology, Public Health, Terrorism & Security or Vikings & Power.
You will earn transfer credit on this program.  You are highly encouraged to get your Major, Minor and GE courses pre-approved prior to applying to this program.

You are highly encouraged to get your Major, Minor and GE courses pre-approved prior to applying to this program.

Major Courses: Provide the course descriptions to your Academic Advising Center/Faculty Advisor to determine the course equivalencies and how credits will transfer back.  You are highly encouraged to consult with their academic advisor/faculty advisor to complete any necessary paperwork prior to applying/departure.
Minor Courses:  Consult with the Minor Department to discuss the best way to seek course pre-approvals.
Credit Transfer of GE Courses: Pick up the GE Course Substitution for Study Abroad form at the Cal Poly International Center (Building 52- Room E32). Please provide the course descriptions of the GE courses you wish to have approved when submitting the form.  Allow four to six weeks to hear back about substitution approvals. You will hear back about your GE petitions with an email notification from
To review potential Pre-Approved General Education and Language course lists, visit the Cal Poly General Education website. 
To review the available course offerings on this program, visit the DIS website.


This program is open to students of all majors, but best suited for those interested in Gender & Sexuality studies.

-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Junior standing
-Not actively on academic probation
-Good disciplinary standing
-Verify that you meet any course pre-requisites 

How to Apply
-Complete Cal Poly International Center Application
-Complete Partner Program Application Process

Program Details


This program offers a variety of housing options, including homestay, residential halls, and room rentals. For more info about program housing, visit the DIS website

DIS offers Fall and Spring Semester programs, yearlong programs, as well as Summer sessions of varied length.  To review the program dates for specific terms, visit the DIS website
NOTE: A Spring semester program will overlap with Cal Poly’s Winter and Spring Quarters.

DIS offers a variety of activities for students to participate in including cultural immersion opportunities, and specific study tours to Berlin or Southern Sweden.  To review the available activities for this program, visit the DIS website.
,Student by Stockholm River,

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission, where applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis.