Black sand dunes on the Stokksnes headland

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.

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"Helsinki" (Finland 2016)

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
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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.

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Tyanne in Norway

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.

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