2011 National Institute of Summer Scandinavian Studies

The National Institute of Summer Scandinavian Studies (NISSS) provides US students the opportunity to study Scandinavian languages and culture at US universities with leading programs in the field. The 2011 NISSS will be hosted on the University of Washington campus between June 20 and August 19 and is open to all interested US graduate and undergraduate students. Study options will include intensive eight-week courses in Icelandic, Swedish and Finnish, complemented by a selection of literature and culture course offerings.

The 2011 NISSS is a cooperative venture initiated by the Department of Scandinavian Studies and the Center for West European Studies at the University of Washington. The Institute is co-sponsored by West European Studies Centers at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; the University of Wisconsin, Madison; and Brigham Young University. Funding for the 2011 NISSS is provided by the US Department of Education Title VI program and the University of Washington Summer Quarter/Extension Office. Additional funding for Finnish provided by the Centre of International Mobility CIMO.

Courses Offered:

The 2011 NISSS features a range of courses exploring Scandinavia’s language and culture:

  • SCAND 230: Introduction to Folklore Studies
  • SCAND 367: Sexuality in Scandinavia
  • SWEDISH 150: Intensive First Year Swedish
  • FINNISH 250: Intensive Second Year Finnish
  • ICELANDIC 150: Intensive First Year Modern Icelandic

All intensive language courses are equivalent to a year’s worth of study and meet requirements for the US Department of Education FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) program.

 

For more information, contact the Department of Scandinavian Studies:

Telephone: (206) 543-0645
Fax: (206) 685-9173
e-mail: uwscand@uw.edu
  University of Washington
Box 353420
Seattle, WA 98195-3420

 

Presented by The Department of Scandinavian Studies and The Center for West European Studies at UW. Co-Sponsored by CWES - University of Wisconsin - Madison and CWES - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

 

Center for West European Studies
120 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
(206) 543-1675 office
(206) 616-2462 fax
cwes@uw.edu