Home

  • Washington and Scandinavia

    With long-standing ties between Scandinavia and the Pacific Northwest, our department connects our state to Europe's most dynamic economic area, the home of Angry Birds and Skype, IKEA and Maersk, and the highest living standards in the world.

    Study with Us
  • Where the Life of the Mind Meets the World

    From cinema and folklore to politics and environment, our award-winning faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research and innovative teaching.

    Faculty News
  • Winter Course Highlights

    Next quarter we have history courses ranging from the Vikings to the Baltic region to mythology to a closer look at Finland or Latvia. For more recent developments, explore Scandinavia in World Affairs or Innovations.

    Featured Courses
  • Scandinavian Studies Alums Get the Edge

    Prepared with knowledge from world leaders in welfare, business, and gender equity, our alumni pursue twenty-first-century careers in academia, law, international business, and even STEM.

    Alumni News
  • Specialization for a Globalizing World

    Graduate students bring their unique North European specializations to intellectual communities across campus and rewarding careers in academia and the public humanities.

    Graduate Programs

News & Events

Facebook Community