Office of International Programs


Social Justice & Social Control in Sweden

May 15-June 5, 2016

CRM 345 (6 credits) or SOC 380 (6 credits)


This course on Social Justice and Social Control in Sweden, hosted by the Criminology Department of Stockholm University, includes guest lectures, visits to a prison, the national police academy, and the Swedish parliament. There will be visits to several museums and cultural sites, both in Stockholm and the University city of Uppsala. You will have opportunities to meet Stockholm University students and to do further traveling. Please note that you do not need to be a Criminology student to benefit from or do well in this course; applicants from Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, English, Women's Studies, Political Science, and Biology have all enjoyed the program in past years.


The application deadline is March 18, 2016, 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 $2,300. The program fee includes accommodation, scheduled in-country travel, site visits, field trips, and iNext's comprehensive insurance plan. The cost of six credits of tuition and fees at the in-state rate are in addition to the program fee.

Not included in the program fee is the cost of international airfare, tuition, fees, books, academic supplies, food, or other personal expenses. Six credits of undergraduate tuition is $1,518 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 2016 TBD

Remaining balance due May 2016 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 18, 2016. Students applying for the International Summer Scholarship must apply to a travel course before or at the same time as submitting a scholarship application.