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Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsorship: Creighton Sponsored Program Program Type: Exchange
Areas of Study: Ecology, Economics, Environmental & Energy Science, International Studies, Political Science, Sociology, 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 Sustainability Profile study abroad experience 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 elsewhere in Europe, depending on the specific semester.

Program - General Overview video
Why Sweden? video
What Else Will We Do?  video on program activities
Newman Institute Academics video
Newman Mood video

Special Note:  Due to low participation, the program had to be cancelled for the Spring 2018 cohort.  However, the program has been reopened but is subject to a minimum participation. Students who apply for Creighton in Sweden are encouraged to have a back up study abroad program of interest in the unfortunate event that the program does not reach the number of students required for the program to run.

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     X  
Extra Insurance     X  
Flight     X  
Creighton Security Program $100      

Financial Aid
If eligible, institutional aid and federal financial aid are portable. Please consult with the Creighton Financial Aid office for questions on your specific program and situation.

In Effect for Fall 2018
Students may only participate in study abroad programs that are pre-approved by the Global Engagement Office (GEO) as part of an employee benefit remission program. Such participants must pay the difference between their employee benefit remission program and the special cost to Creighton University for the study abroad program. Regular registration and fees in addition to the tuition remission fee and any additional fees for special Creighton University programs (i.e. Global Scholars) are applicable during each study abroad semester. Short travel courses are not covered under the employee benefit remission program.

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.

Video on Accommodation at the Newman Institute



Courses - to be updated for Fall 2018 (check back soon)
Students in the Sustainability Profile will enroll in English-instructed, carefully selected courses offered each semester (totaling 15 US credits).  Courses are of interest for political science, environmental studies, economics, international relations, philosophy, or theology students.

From Fall 2018 onward, courses taken while studying abroad will transfer back to Creighton University with a letter grade.  These grades will be factored into your Creighton GPA.  Grade equivalency charts will be published on the study abroad website in early 2018 to help you understand how the grade abroad will reflect on your Creighton transcript.  This change is in contrast to the former "Pass/Fail" grade policy.

Courses for Fall 2018
Sustainable Democracies
Environmental Destruction - So What?

International Climate Change Negotiations
Environmental Policy & Praxis

What is Nature?

Fall 2018 Student Handbook

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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 travel insurance is not sufficient enough to cover immigration requirements in Sweden.  Students will need to substitute this insurance with an additional policy in order to qualify for a student visa.  Students will be provided with information on this by the GEO and the Newman Institute in advance.



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:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.