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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark; Narvik, Norway; Reykjavik, Iceland; Stockholm, Sweden; Tromso, Norway
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Cost Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

Overview

Stockholm


Cooking on the Marukka
Cooking on the Marukka

   Quick Facts

  • Seven locations including travel above the Arctic Circle to view the midnight sun:  Copenhagen and Helsingor, Denmark; Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden; Tromso, Norway; and Reykjavik, Iceland, including the Golden Circle.

  • Food, culture and healthcare related academic lectures and visits to a Scandinavian healthcare facility, Carlsburg brewery, Torvehallerne Market, the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, two Medical Museums and a hospital, Kronborg Castle, Christiansborg Palace, a sampling of Sami culture and botanical gardens above the arctic circle, cheese and chocolate factories and greenhouses in Iceland, and more!

  • Breathtaking views of the countries during train travel between Copenhagen and Stockholm; an overnight sleeper car ride between Tromso, Norway and Stockholm. Exploring Iceland's various landscapes by bus visiting the Golden Circle and South Coast.

  • Open to students with any health related major

  • Earn 6 credits

  • Space is limited. Apply early!

  • Summer 2018 program dates are June 5 - June 22

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.

Location





Copenhagen


Fredericksburg Castle


Narvik, Norway


Copenhagen

Location Details


REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
Food, heath, and nature will be explored in Iceland.  We will learn about food and health at a local greenhouse, at the Icelandic Ocean Cluster and at cheese and chocolate factories.  We will learn about Icelandic healthcare, Iceland’s active volcano, and have a free day to explore this unique landscape.





TROMSO, NORWAY
Food, culture, and nature will be explored in Tromso, Norway.  We will explore botanical gardens and grocery stores above the arctic circle and experience 24 hours of constant daylight.  Investigate the food production industry and explore the Sami culture by visiting a reindeer camp and Arctic University of Norway.   





UPPSALA, SWEDEN
The history of medicine and its influence on current health trends and nutrition will be investigated at the Museum of Medical History, the University of Uppsala Library, the anatomical theater, and the Carolina Redviva, medical museum.  Professional lectures related to Scandinavian healthcare and interprofessional relationships; traditional Sami health and nutrition practices; the Nordic diet, food availability and health benefits will be examined.  Students will also experience a visit to a Scandinavian hospital to examine their healthcare system directly from their doctors and staff, and enjoy a dinner cruise on Lake Ekoln.





STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
In our memorable trip to the Nobel Prize Museum students will tour the museum and learn about Nobel winners and the selection process.  The class will vie for their own Nobel Prize based on their scientific discoveries or accomplishments in their chosen field!  The Viking culture will be examined at the Swedish History museum, and students will experience Swedish healthcare with a tour at the university hospital.  





COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Food, culture, and medical history will be explored in Copenhagen.  Here we will explore the Medical Museion and the history around Hamlet’s castle; Kronborg Castle.  Culinary adventures include Torvehallerne Market, the largest produce, fresh food, fish market in Copenhagen, a foraging and cooking class, a tour of Carlsberg Brewery, and visiting the street vendors at the Copenhagen street market. 

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

Academics

Eligibility Requirements

NTR 100 or NTR 241 with a grade of C or higher; or faculty permission

Courses

Students will enroll in the following two courses, for a total of 6 credits:

NTR 348* - Cultural Aspects of Food; 3 credit hours.  This program will allow students to experience real world examples of cultural food variations in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway from both a current day and historical perspective.  Experiencing these climates will allow students to evaluate food availability and how this relates to nutrition and food choices.  Comparison of these scenarios in Scandinavia and specifically with the Sami culture to their hometown environment will allow students understand the impact in various cultural aspects (religion, ethnicity, availability) allowing students to develop empathetic and practical guidance to patients or clients in their chosen careers. Fulfils general studies requirements:  SB, C and G.
 
 HSC 498 – Special Topic:  Health Risks and Healthcare in Iceland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway; 3 credit hours.  
This program will allow students to investigate real world examples of how lifestyle, nutrition, climate and available healthcare options influence disease risk in Denmark, Sweden and Norway.   Students will be able to evaluate the medical facilities and programs in these countries and compare them to what we have in the United States.  Traditional healthcare of the Sami population will be investigated as well.  In experiencing these systems first hand, students will be able to evaluate benefits and shortcomings to healthcare systems from a cultural perspective.  Course counts as an upper division elective.

*Students that have already completed NTR 348 can substitute NTR 499 for 3 credit hours.
 




Nobel Prize Medal
Nobel Prize Medal

Scandinavian Food

Faculty

Faculty Director

Lisa Morse, MS, RD, CNSC; Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Health Solutions, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Contact information: Health North Building on the downtown campus (formerly NHI-2), Room 401L.  Mail code
Office phone number:   (602) 496-1864
E-mail address: Lisa.M.Morse@asu.edu


Support Assistant

Traci Grgich; MS, RD, SNS, CP-FS
DPD Director / Lecturer
E-mail address:  Traci.Grgich@asu.edu

Lisa Morse Nutrition

Housing

Overnight Train

Program Housing

During our stay in Scandinavia the class will be lodged in three star hotels or hostels.  A daily breakfast is included with lodging.  Lodging will be located close to the city centers, making walking and public transportation an excellent mode of city travel to our tours, activities and lectures.  Denmark, Sweden, and Norway have an excellent system of bike and walking trails that can be utilized.

Accessibility

Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. On this program, there will be a great deal of walking, some hiking, and the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Norway Fjord

Cost

Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2018 is $7,800.

Program Fee includes: ASU tuition for 6 credits, housing, breakfasts each day in lodging, in-country public transportation, transportation from country to country during program, welcome/farewell dinner, cultural and academic visits/activities, and international health insurance. Not included: Round-trip airfare to/from the US and Europe, transportation to/from airport at the beginning / end of program, ASU student fees, most other meals, non-program related optional excursions, passport, books, and your own personal expenses.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Cost Sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

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Dates & Deadlines

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.