Office of International Programs


Criminology in Sweden

May 10-31, 2015

CRM 345 (6 credits)


This exciting program in Sweden allows students to gain an insight and understanding of crime, criminology, and social control in Sweden while obtaining a sound foundation for further work in the area of comparative criminology. Students will attend guest lectures by members of the criminal justice institutions in Stockholm and by criminologists at the internationally known Criminology Institute at the University of Stockholm. Criminology in Sweden also provides students the opportunity to live, study, and experience another culture.

This study tour of crime and social control in Sweden includes visits to the police department in Stockholm, the court system, and several prisons in different cities, as well as several museums. Additionally, USM students will have the chance to meet and mingle with students from the University of Stockholm. The program is scheduled in May to allow students ample time to return home and work (or take additional summer courses) during the summer. This is USM's oldest summer program abroad, dating back to the mid-eighties. It is extremely popular and space is limited.


The application deadline is March 16, 2015, along with a non-refundable $200 deposit

A complete application includes all of the following:

  • Signed, completed application form*
  • $200 non-refundable deposit (applied to the program cost)
  • Typed 200-word essay
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or academic advisor (recommendation cannot come from the faculty member(s) leading the program)
  • Official copies of USM transcript

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. You will be notified by e-mail of your application status. If your application is not accepted, the nonrefundable deposit will be returned. If the program is canceled for any reason by the USM, all deposits will be returned.

*If you are having trouble downloading the application, please contact us at (207) 780-4959 or and we will send you one. You may also want to try upgrading to the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Tuition and Fees

The estimated program fee is $3500. The cost of tuition and fees at the in-state rate are in addition to the program fee.The program fee includes accommodation, airfare, scheduled in-country travel, site visits, field trips, and iNext's comprehensive insurance plan. Six credits of tuition and fees are an additional cost.

Not included in the program fee is the cost of tuition, fees, books, academic supplies, food, or other personal expenses. Six credits of undergraduate tuition is $1518 plus $203 in fees. All participants on USM travel programs receive the in-state tuition rate regardless of residency.

All participants will be automatically registered for a payment plan. The $200 deposit will go towards the cost of the program and the remaining balance will be due as follows:

50% of the balance due April 2015 (exact date TBD)

Remaining balance due May 2015 (exact date TBD)

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Federal financial aid and loans are available to matriculated students who participate in travel courses. In order to receive the benefit of financial aid, students must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits during the summer for a summer travel course. If financial aid does not cover the full cost of the program, students are responsible for paying the remaining balance according to the payment plan schedule.

Include the costs of this course in your FAFSA application. If you have questions about financial aid or completing your FAFSA, please contact the financial aid office at (207) 780-4166. If you are not a matriculated student at USM, please check with the financial aid office at your institution.

USM's Office of International Programs offers small scholarships for students enrolled in summer travel courses. Scholarships are competitive and awards are up to $500. The application deadline is March 16, 2015. Students applying for the International Summer Scholarship must apply to a travel course before or at the same time as submitting a scholarship application.