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  • Locations: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Level: Junior, Senior Language(s) of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Homestay, Residence Hall Program Model: Partner Provider
Area(s) of Study: Health Promotion, Psychology Minimum GPA: 3.00
Open to Non-UHCL Applicants: Yes
Program Description:
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How do we understand the interplay between human emotions and neural networks? As humans, emotions are intrinsic to our socialization, and influence our cognition and behavior. Moreover, extreme problems with emotional processing may contribute to the development of addictive disorders. Study and research the underlying neural networks linked to the experience, understanding, and expression of complex processes such as emotion and addiction.

Is this program right for you?

It is a good fit if you study:

  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology
  • Pre-Medicine/Health Science
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Core Course

Affective Neuroscience: Emotions, Cognition, and Behavior
Fall/Spring 3 Credits

How do we understand the interplay of human emotions and their neural networks? This course applies findings from the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience and the psychological study of cognition, emotion, and personality. Basic, complex, and social emotions are explored from the perspective of, for example, the subjective experience of emotion, non-conscious processes, and how emotions are interpreted, expressed, or regulated. Affective systems, neural networks, and their relationship to cognitive processes such as attention, learning, memory, and decision making are addressed. Where relevant, human brain imaging findings, pathological conditions, treatment, and cultural perspectives are considered.

Cognitive Neuroscience of Addiction
Fall/Spring 3 Credits

Addictive disorders involve complex interactions among neurobiological, psychological, environmental, and sociocultural features and can reflect problems across a range of substances or behaviors. From drug abuse, to gambling, to the more controversial sex addiction and food addiction, problems with addiction share important commonalities in neurocircuitry. In this course, we will adopt a multidisciplinary lens and review contemporary research involving techniques such as brain stimulation and real-time neurofeedback to explore addiction processes and strategies for treatment.

Core Course Study Tours

This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:

Affective Neuroscience: Emotions, Cognition, and Behavior:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: Paris

  • Core Course Week: Sweden 

Cognitive Neuroscience of Addiction:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: London
  • Core Course Week: Sweden 

Early in the semester, you delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you travel on a short Study Tour for three days in Sweden, combined with a two-day seminar in Stockholm. Later in the semester, you travel again with your Core Course on a week-long Study Tour in Europe.

While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in your field who contribute to furthering your understanding of course topics. Study Tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose you to additional cultural perspectives. You have the opportunity to visit sites and experts in your field of interest that you may not otherwise have access too.


Elective Courses

Add elective courses to complement your Core Course at DIS Stockholm. You decide how to build your course load based on your needs and interests!

Electives range across disciplines and include research, labs, and even Exploration Electives, which come with a travel component.

Visit our website to view the full list of over 65 additional elective courses! 


One course in neuroscience, physiological psychology, or biological psychology at university level.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 04/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission 08/19/2023 12/16/2023
Spring 2024 02/01/2024 02/01/2024 01/13/2024 05/11/2024
Fall 2024 04/01/2024 04/01/2024 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2024-2025 08/01/2024 12/02/2024 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.