Scandinavian Studies
Why Study Scandinavian Studies?

The opportunity to explore this distinctive European culture, learn a new language, and study abroad will prepare you to live in a multicultural world, standing out as resourceful, flexible, and able to demonstrate creative and critical thinking. No field—or country—is out of reach after graduation. Our graduates go on to study or work in everything from nonprofit to education to business, in the United States and abroad.

Why Choose North Park University

Why North Park?

Swedish immigrants established North Park more than a century ago, laying the foundation for you to connect with our Scandinavian heritage. Located in the heart of Chicago’s Scandinavian culture, you will take part in vibrant traditions and have access to internships and events in the city. We offer the longest continuous exchange program between the United States and Sweden and other study abroad programs that will prepare you to live in a global society.

Careers In Scandinavian Studies

You will graduate bilingual and bicultural—two qualities that will open doors to many fields. With the ability to double major, our graduates pursue careers that include nonprofit, education, business, and ministry. Learn more about our internship opportunities and your career options.

Chicago As a Classroom

The Swedish American Museum is in the nearby, traditionally Swedish neighborhood of Andersonville, close enough for field trips, internships, and cultural events. Our own Center for Scandinavian Studies provides connections with many organizations. Cultural experiences throughout the city and its many neighborhoods will enrich your North Park education.

Alumni Profile

The cultural education experience and language skills Stina (Peterson) Dufour C’08 gained from her Scandinavian studies major helped her land a job managing study abroad programs at New York University.

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Stina Dufour, Scandinavian Studies alumnus
Meet the Faculty

With her French and Swedish upbringing, linguistics expert Professor Anne Marie Andreasson-Hogg embodies multiculturalism, one of our core values at North Park.

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Anne-Marie Andreasson-Hogg, Scandinavian Studies professor
Study Abroad

Experiencing firsthand the culture and customs of a Scandinavian country will both expand your worldview and bring into sharp focus what you have learned in the classroom. Students can study in Norway, Finland, Iceland, or Sweden, where the 35-year-old SVF program in Jönköping is the longest continuous exchange program between the United States and Sweden. Opportunities to study abroad with the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) are also available.

Learn about Scandinavian study abroad opportunities.