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  • Locations: Jonkoping, Sweden
  • Program Terms: May Intersession
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: May Intersession
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
May Intersession 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
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Advisor: Brian Poepsel Program Type: U of A Exchange
Program Description:
Overview
Various May Intersession and Summer opportunities are available at JU through faculty partnerships between Sweden and Arkansas. Courses include Social Work, Nursing and other topics in Health Sciences. 

Student Guide for Exchange Students

Location
The midnight sun, the snowbound winters, meatballs, herring, Vikings and Volvos, ABBA and the Hives - whatever your pre-existing notions about Sweden may be, a visit to this multifaceted country is bound to both confirm and confound them. A stroll through the Swedish countryside will often lead to a picnic on some ancient king’s burial mound. But Sweden’s days as a warlike nation are long gone. Instead, its domestic and international policies serve as models of neutrality and consensus-building. This is, after all, the birthplace of the Nobel Peace Prize. Travelers today are more likely to be slayed by visions of pastoral beauty - intense green countryside, impenetrable forests, little red cottages atop remote islands and, everywhere, Sweden’s famously clear blue water.

That’s not to say all the excitement ended thousands of years ago - far from it. While tradition reigns in places like Dalarna in the Swedish heartland and the Sami territory up north, much of Sweden today buzzes with a more contemporary energy (think IKEA, H&M, Absolut Vodka). Travelers come to Sweden as much for the flash clubs and ground-breaking new restaurants as they do for wilderness hikes and visits to wooden-horse factories.
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sweden#ixzz2fZTL2Tds

JU in 60 seconds: https://vimeo.com/152954084
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Jönköping city: https://vimeo.com/109558219

Academics
The student will learn and practice crisis leadership skills. The course provides an understanding of strategic focus areas for crisis leadership and exposes the student to techniques and processes to construct and evaluate crisis management plans designed to prevent and respond to crisis events for human service organizations including healthcare and social services. Theories and practices of strategic and operational planning for crisis management, leadership and collaboration, crisis support and ethical concerns in relation to leadership and crises will be discussed and analyzed.
Course contents include:
  • Crisis leadership theory
  • Crisis management theory
  • Collaboration theory
  • Crisis management plans
The course book People in Crisis by Lee Ann Hoff is written for health and social service professionals and includes critical life events and life cycle transition challenges, clearly pointing out the interconnections between such events, stressful developmental changes, and their potential for growth but also danger of suicide and/or violence toward others. The author illustrates the application of crisis concepts, assessment, and intervention strategies across a wide range of health and mental health settings, as well as at home, school, workplace, and in the community.

See Study Guide Leadership in Crisis Management.docx for more information.

Costs
Students will be assessed U of A tuition and fees for 3 credit hours.  Additionally, students are responsible for their round-trip airfare, housing, meals, local transportation, books, passport and personal expenses.  The independent nature of this program allows students to determine their own extracurricular activities, leaving flexibility not only in free time but also in the budget.   

Click on the Budget above for a break-down of expected costs.

Scholarships and Financial Aid
Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students. All students should read through our scholarship page for more info on funding opportunities and deadlines.  Additionally, in most cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your stay in Sweden.

Additional Information
Housing
All new international students are guaranteed accommodation, provided that they apply for accommodation correctly and announce their arrival in time. There is a general housing shortage in Jönköping, hence, in competition with Swedish students it can be difficult to find housing by yourself. Students will be presented with accommodation upon arrival; unfortunately the accommodation office will be unable to provide this information in advance. This is due to the fact that administrative changes can sometimes be made until the final days before the students arrive. Jönköping University is located in the city Centre. The accommodation alternatives that are offered to international students are all located within 30 minutes travel by public transport from the university.