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Scandinavia Internship

Dates: May–June 2023
Application Deadline: 7 January 2023


BYU’s Scandinavia Internship Program provides speakers of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish an unmatched cultural-linguistic experience in workplaces in Scandinavia designed to broaden cultural and linguistic proficiencies and develop professional competencies. In most cases, it is expected that students will have intermediate or advanced language skills (at least 202 or equivalent level) before applying. Students will experience what it is like to work in Scandinavia, receive language mentoring, and have cultural experiences through site visits, museums, and performances.

The internships cover a wide variety of fields, are unpaid, and will last approximately seven weeks. All majors are welcome to apply. Internship fields may include research, bio technology, government, museums, public relations, communications, business and marketing, IT, education, etc. Students are welcome to suggest additional areas of interest. Although we work with students to secure internships in their designated areas of interest, internships in specific professional areas cannot be guaranteed.

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Contact Us

Nate Kramer
3031 JFSB
(801) 422-1932


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Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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Students are required to enroll in 6 credit hours from the following courses:

DANSH 399R/FINN 399R/ICLND 399R/NORWE 399R/SWED 399R—Internship (4 credit hours)
DANSH 311R/FINN 311R/ICLND 311R/NORWE 311R/SWED 311R—Advanced Conversation (1 credit hour)
SCAND 490R—Scandinavian Monuments Course (1 credit hour)

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Interns pay BYU tuition to participate.

Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), internship placement fee, and international health insurance coverage.

Does not include airfare, housing, meals, transportation, cultural experiences (museum entrance fees, concert tickets, etc.), personal expenses, or passport.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Accepted students are required to participate in our Study Abroad preparation course (IAS 201, 1 credit hour) during the second term of winter semester.

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses will also need to apply online and take the preparation course.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students are responsible for finding their own housing. Program directors can assist where needed.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Application Deadline: 7 January 2023
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Jyri Koivisto, Scandinavian Internship Coordinator, is the coordinator and director for internships to Scandinavia.

Questions can also be directed to Nate Kramer, Director of Scandinavian Studies.

3031 JFSB
(801) 422-1932
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.