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Creighton in Sweden - Environment and Justice
Uppsala, Sweden (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsorship: Creighton Sponsored Program Program Type: Exchange
Areas of Study: Ecology, Economics, Environmental & Energy Science, International Studies, Theology/Religious Studies Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: University/Student Housing
Open to Non-Creighton Students?: No
Program Description:


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Study abroad and experience that environmental change is possible!  The Newman Institute (NI) is a Jesuit College located in Uppsala, Sweden - a vibrant university city a short train ride from the capital, Stockholm.  The Environment and Justice Program (EJP) provides an unparalleled opportunity for students to study at the forefront of sustainable thinking and practice. The program also includes relevant excursions to Stockholm and Berlin.

Program Duration
Fall Semester:  mid-August through mid-December, including a week-long Fall Break
Spring Semester:  mid-January through early June, including a week-long Easter Break



Financial Information
  Pay to Creighton Pay to Host University Student Responsibility N/A
Tuition X      
Room   X    
Board       X
Fees X      
Housing Application Fee       X
Visa     Appx. $390, visa fees & required insurance  
Flight     X  
Creighton Security Program $100      

If eligible, institutional aid and federal financial aid are portable.  Tuition remission and FACHEX may be portable, however there must be at least $3,000 paid by federal aid or out of pocket.  Please check with the CU Financial Aid Office for specific inquiries. 

Exchange students can select from two housing options:

1.  Newman House: on-site in Uppsala with private rooms, shared bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, and social spaces. Check out pictures here.

2.  Länna Manor: a historic manor located in the countryside 13-miles from the center of Uppsala. Students will live in either private or double rooms and share a community kitchen, bathrooms, and garden. Check out pictures here.



Students in the Environment & Justice Program are required to enroll in the five courses offered each semester (totaling 15 US credits).

Courses for Fall 2017 & Spring 2018:
International Climate Change Negotiations (3 CR) - Fall, Spring
Why are there such great difficulties in negotiating comprehensive international agreements which would reduce greenhouse gas emissions sufficiently? On the issue of climate change, what has happened globally? How have countries’ positions changed over time, and why? During this course we will follow the developments of climate change negotiations in recent times. Students of this course will learn the history of the UNFCCC’s work, in an attempt to understand the complexities of negotiation and implementation. Aspects of climate justice and global equity will be studied. The interaction between political process and scientific research will also be investigated.

Swedish Environmental Policy and Praxis (3 CR) - Fall, Spring
How does the Swedish government work to create sustainable and ecological development in Sweden? In this course you will explore this question through discussions about various policy tools and by examining concrete examples of action. You will also learn about the role that the state government, local municipalities and business communities play.

Human and Social Development Within Planetary Boundaries (3 CR) - Fall, Spring
In this course you will visit both the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Stockholm Resilience Center, which will give you an understanding of the concepts within sustainability science. You will discuss pathways for ensuring safe and just human development for present and future generations, and see trends in human-caused global environmental changes. After having completed the course, you will be able to understand key concepts in global environmental change and their theoretical underpinnings.

Theology and Film (3 CR) - Fall only
The course is directed to those who wish to study and critically analyze modern film and the significance of religious, ethical, philosophical and other ideas in these cultural expressions. The course is based on an interplay between analysis in cinema studies and theology. Popular films and artistic films are considered. Sequences from current films will be introduced and analyzed during the course. Course participants will practice their ability to report on and analyze film content, as well as to discern and discuss their religious and worldviews.

Natural Law in Moral and Political Thought  (3 CR) - Fall only
Natural law ethics is introduced as a current within moral and political philosophy, in a historical, comparative and applied perspective. Initially, the origins of the natural law tradition are studied in the ethics of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas. The emphasis is on recent natural law theory and its areas of application in contemporary moral and political thought. The student is given the opportunity to apply theory independently, and discuss ethical problems within areas such as bioethics, social justice and the ethics of war and peace. The course also brings up alternative ethical traditions that question the idea of a natural law. Contradictions within and between ethical systems are discussed in order to enhance the student’s own capacity to evaluate and analyse moral and political arguments.

Communicating with Heart and Sole: The Craft of Moral Dramatization (3 CR) - Spring only
"The responsibility of the writer as a moral agent,” Noam Chomsky once observed, “is to try to bring the truth about matters of human significance to an audience that
can do something about them.” But what if the audience does not care about distant atrocities or gradual catastrophes? Through case studies and practical workshops, we investigate the creative methods that engaged citizens have used to communicate the ethical urgency of human predicaments.

Modern Swedish Culture through Literature (3CR) - Spring only
This course gives students the opportunity to read a selected number of novels, short stories and poems written by modern Swedish authors between 1900 and
2015, some of them awarded the Nobel Prize, some of them bestsellers. At the same time, students will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the cultural
and social traditions associated with these works. Five modern novels, a few short stories and one long poem will be studied from historical, literary and cultural perspectives. Issues of nationalism and ethnic minorities, gender and age, love and crime, urbanism and nature, secularism and religious belief will be discussed. Excursions to libraries and museums in Stockholm (such as the Nobel Museum and the Nobel Library, Junibacken and the Swedish Institute for Children’s Books) are

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On-Site Assistance
The International Students Office and faculty are very accessible and able to provide personal support to students during their stay. Students who arrive on the proposed arrival date will be met at the Arlanda (Stockholm) airport and will be provided transportation to Uppsala.



A 2.75 GPA is required.  Students also must meet all Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements as outlined in Creighton's Study Abroad Policies & Procedures, complete an application process, and be accepted by the university.


Visa Considerations
Exchange students are required to obtain a visa for prior to entering Sweden as a student. The good news is that the application can be completed online, and applicants will mail all required documents and fees directly to the Swedish Consulate. Students must begin working on the visa application as soon as an official letter of acceptance has been received from the Newman Institute, as this process can take several months. Students are not allowed to travel to Sweden without having received the visa.


Note on Insurance
Creighton's required ISIC/April Premium Travel Insurance may not be sufficient to cover immigration requirements in Sweden.  Students may need to substitute this insurance with an additional policy in order to qualify for a student visa.



For questions, please e-mail, or call the Global Engagement Office at 402-280-2221.

To make a student appointment, please call the Global Engagement Office, or schedule online through Creighton Connect:
     - Go to
     - Click on “Access Creighton Connect”
     - Log in with your and Blue Password
     - Under Services, search “Cupich”
     - Click on “Members”, then “Schedule an Appointment”

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 08/19/2018 12/14/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.