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  • Locations: Dals Langed, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Summer Quarter
  • Budget Sheets: Summer Quarter
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:

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Location Dals Langed, Sweden
Academic Term Summer A-Term
06/14/2019 - 07/14/2019
Estimated Program Fee $3,500
Credits 6
Prerequisites No
Program Directors Daniel Winterbottom | nina@u.washington.edu
Luka Jelisic cubodelubo@gmail.com
Program Manager Ruby Machado Shields | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline January 31, 2018
Information Sessions TBD - Please contact program directors for more information
HIGHLIGHTS
General  
Visas This country is part of the Schengen area. Note that there are strict rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area that may impact a student's ability to travel within the region before or after their program, or to attend two subsequent programs in this area. It is critical that the student reviews the information and scenarios here to learn more about Schengen area visa requirements.
 

Program Description

In collaboration with students from HDK-Steneby, a crafts school based in Gotsberg but physically located in Dals Langed, we will collaborate to create a landmark sculptural observation tower as a feature that provides an identity and wayfinding mechanism for the community. The feature should reflect the craft traditions of the area and a design has already been vetted and approved by the authorities and local non-profit supporting the project and student will spend up to a week finalizing the details and three weeks to build it. This feature will build off of work completed last summer a sauna, outdoor kitchen, gathering area that is located close to the site we will be working on. We will live and study in Dals Langed and use the HDK-Steneby facilities for accommodation, eating and classes. The Dals Langed environment is one of renowned natural beauty and is rural in character, with extensive lakes, canals and woodlands. It is heavily populated by refugees from Syria. The students will learn about issues of immigration, displacement and assimilation and the perspectives of the refugees and host Swedish populations. The lens through which we will be viewing and learning about the global issues of refugee migration will be unique and authentic. In addition to participating in this collaborative project we will visit Stockholm the largest city in Sweden with wonderful historic buildings, contemporary squares and plazas and world class museums. We will also visit Gothenburg, the second largest city in Sweden to tour the historic fabric, visit the re-known craft museums and sections of the city under-going urban revitalization. Additional field trips will include canoeing and kayaking the Dals Langed historic canal system and hiking the surrounding hills and forests. Students' room, board and field trips are covered by the program fee. Students airfare is not covered by the program.
 

LOCATION

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Sites

Dals Langed, Sweden

Housing

It is close to the site and is used for student housing during the academic year. It has kitchen facilities, living room and gathering areas and mostly private rooms.

ACADEMICS

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Prerequisites and Language Requirements

No The program will require physical effort so all applicants should be able to work for 8 hours per day. Some of the field trips require walking and hiking.

Credits

6 UW Quarter Credits

Courses

498/598: Design/Build Studio (6 credits) Diversity

This course will help student develop a better connection between design and construction, public art and community and cultural references and local traditions. Students will design and construct a community landmark and work side by side with the community to implement it.

Learning goals include:
Understanding the implications of design Gain a deeper understanding of building and craft learn community participation, how to engage in it and design a participatory process Develop skills of collaboration,visual and oral communication and project management

 



 

 


 

 


 

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

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Daniel Winterbottom
Professor, Landscape Architecture


nina@u.washington.edu

Luka Jelisic
Affliate Professor, Landscape Architecture


cubodelubo@gmail.com

 

 

FINANCES

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Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: $3,500

Included in the program fee:

  • $450 Study Abroad Fee
  • Instruction
  • Housing
  • Program activities and program travel
Not included in the program fee:
  • Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - TBD)
  • Food (about TBD)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.74/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money


Payment Due Date: July 12, 2018

Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans.  To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.

APPLICATION CONSIDERATIONS

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Application Process

The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. You must also attend program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

You must register for the UW Study Abroad orientation. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for an orientation session.

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Visas

UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. This is an especially important consideration if you are planning to do more than one study abroad program. You can research visa requirements by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.

Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting: https://www.state.gov/s/cpr/32122.htm.

For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

$350 of the total program fee and the $450 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once a contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.