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GO Denmark and Sweden: Modern Medicine in the Land of the Vikings

In this two-week, biannual program, students travel to both Denmark and Sweden and explore the culture of modern day medicine and health care and how it compares to the United States. GO Denmark & SweedenStudents gain a understanding of the cultural roots of Denmark and Sweden, which both can be traced back to the Vikings. By comparing the differences in the medical care in these two similar landscapes as well as comparing it to the United States’ medicine and health care systems, students will see how the culture of medicine influences a society.

Activities include an evening at Tivoli Amusement Park (the park Walt Disney used as a model); tour of Kronborg Slot (castle from Shakespeare’s Hamlet); lectures on the Danish health care system; tours of Hvidore Hospital and Friland Open Air Museum; workshop with health care students from Lund University (Sweden)

Locations: Copenhagen, Roskilde and Helsingor, Denmark; and Lund, Sweden

Dates: To be decided

Prerequisite: Readings and research as assigned by the program directors.

Academic Credit: Fulfills GO requirement of central curriculum; two semester hours, including pre-departure classes, journal entries during trip and seven-week cross cultural seminar upon return

Majors of Interest: Biology, neuroscience, psychology, chemistry and sociology

Application: Online application available on mySU.

Financial aid: Need-based financial aid may be available for students satisfying the GO requirement.

Program Directors: Jan Reichard-Brown, associate professor of biology, and Erin Keen-Rhinehart, assistant professor of biology.


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