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  • Locations: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Spring-Embedded
  • Program Cost and Budget: Spring-Embedded
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring-Embedded 2019 11/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/05/2019 05/12/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance into this program and will then need to complete post-decision materials prior to departing for the program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Director: Feld, Hartley, Gairola, Gerry, Kostelic, Amy, Werner-Wilson, Tracey Minimum GPA: 2.0
Advisor: Susan Meredith Eligible Class Standing: 1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate
Program Description:

Spring Semester Course Dates: See Canvas

International Travel Dates: May 5 - 12, 2019

(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)

Program OverviewDjurgarden Parkudden

Sweden is highly ranked for having some of the highest rates of well-being, life quality and overall health in addition to happiness and longevity. This course will meet on campus throughout the spring semester and then travel to Stockholm for one week in May to further explore the country’s commitment to human rights, public service and sustainability from the cradle to the grave. 

Specifically, this program will examine successful, publicly funded health care and social service systems that help the country lead the world in health outcomes. The program will also examine factors that contribute to the country’s high rank in life quality, including income security, health status, education capability and an enabling environment. Lastly, this course will provide students with an opportunity to learn first-hand the ways in which Sweden is a model country for mental health care due to policies such as preventive care, mental health, aging in place, home health services, physical activity and timely treatment.

For a draft of the day-by-day itinerary, click here!


  • Learn about health care policy through the life span in Sweden, home to one of the best health care systems in the world.
  • Attend lectures by university researchers and professional leaders in health care.
  • Visit health care facilities in Sweden, including maternity wards, hospitals, schools, psychiatric units, therapy centers, long-term care facilities and a funeral home.
  • Participate in sight-seeing and historical tours throughout Stockholm.
  • Free time to explore on your own.


This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines. 

For More Info, contact:
Dr. Amy Kostelic, faculty member in the Department of Family Sciences at the University of Kentucky,;

Tracey Werner-Wilson, Director of the UK Family Center at the University of Kentucky,

Dr. Gerry Gairola, faculty member in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky,;

Hartley Feld, faculty member in the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky,

Mrs. Susan Meredith, EA Advisor,

Photo: Steven Strehl

Academic Credit

UK Faculty-Directed programs are conducted by University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel.

  • Students will enroll in FAM 475: Scandinavian Health, Well-Being and Life-Quality (3 credit hours).
  • Health Science students and graduate students will enroll in HSE 595: Directed Studies (3 credit hours).

Housing & Meals

Students will reside in a hostel or hotel for the duration of the program. Breakfast will be provided in the hotel/hostel each day, as will most group meals (4 lunches and 6 dinners), but students will be responsible for the cost of all other meals on their own.

Program Costs

Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Costs and Budget" information page. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.