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Scandinavia Cross-Cultural Course
Oslo, Norway; Stockholm, Sweden
Program Terms: May Term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:
ScandinaviaJoin us for Scandinavia 2014! Experience the pastoral countryside, Swedish hospitality, 12th century ruins, modern art, authentic meatballs and lingonberry sauce, Max Burger, Norwegian smorgasbord, and majestic fjords (even go for a swim if you dare!).  In this fantastic setting, we’ll explore together the Scandinavian culture in the areas of business, education, home life, religion, health care, and environmental policies.  We hope you’ll join us for this transformative educational experience.
Estimated Course Fee: $4,700

Faculty Biography:

Dr. Hellgren is a native Swede.  He was born on the island of Gotland, has traveled extensively worldwide, and completed his Doctoral degree at Linköping University in Sweden.  He has been a professor at Messiah since 2010 and this will be his second time leading the cross-cultural course to Scandinavia.  His many personal and professional connections throughout Scandinavia as well as his native understanding of the language and culture are an unparalleled asset in enabling students to experience local culture at a deep and meaningful level.  He is a professor in the Physics Department and also has the most authentic Swedish accent on campus.

Dr. Noble is originally from California and met Dr. Hellgren (they’re married) in the research lab while completing her doctorate at the University of Illinois.  She has travelled extensively throughout Europe and Scandinavia and speaks Swedish; this will be her second time leading the cross-cultural course to Scandinavia.  She has considerable insight into the different priorities and values of Scandinavian culture as compared to contemporary American culture, especially in the areas of religion and work-life balance. She is a professor in the Chemistry Department and is married to the person with the most authentic Swedish accent on campus.

Other Information:

IDCC260-STO Syllabus_Scandinavia CC (May 2014)R1.doc
Scandinavia CC Course Info-2014.pdf

Dates / Deadlines:
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This program is currently not accepting applications.