- Priority: After campus students
- Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
No majors are fully closed. Only some nursing courses would be open to exchange students. Also, courses offered in our "Three Crowns Curriculum" general-education program are also closed to exchange students because they are part of a course sequence taken by a cohort every semester since the start of the first year.Limitations
Economics/Management courses required for Gustavus majors are often full. Many courses in Education are also closed to exchange students.Notable Academic Programs
- Scandinavian Studies - One of the largest programs in North America, and the largest number of students studying Swedish language.
- Environmental Studies - Our interdisciplinary program uses courses in science, social science, humanities, and other fields. Paired with hands-on learning opportunities in The Arboretum at Gustavus Adolphus College, the Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation, and the student-run Big Hill Farm.
Unique Academic Programs
- Theater Arts/Drama - Our Department of Theatre and Dance offers a minor in Theatre for Social Justice, with an applied focus on using the theatre to engage communities around the important issues of our time.
- Communication - Our Communication Studies department offers minors in both Strategic Communication and Civic Leadership. Faculty and students employ the "Gustavus model" of structured dialogues to help regional communities, organizations, and civic groups address real-world concerns.
- Music - Our Music program includes both academic courses and performance ensembles. Many of the ensembles tour, both in the US and internationally. Year-long exchange students may audition to join an ensemble and possibly go on tour or participate in Christmas in Christ Chapel.
- Latin American Studies - Our program is called Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies and includes comparative study of the diverse places and peoples that the name implies.
- Japanese Studies - Our Japanese Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that offers students opportunities to become familiar with various aspects of Japanese culture: language, literature, history, politics, art, and religion. Students majoring in Japanese Studies are required to study in Japan for at least one semester.
OptionsUndergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Study Abroad Access: Yes
Accounting, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Athletic Training, Biochemistry, Biology/Life Science, Business Management, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communication, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Dance, Economics, Elementary Education, English, Environmental Sciences, Finance/Banking, French, Geography, Geology, Greek, Health Education, History, Junior High/Middle School Education, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Music, Music Education, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Scandinavian Studies, Secondary Education, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, Theater Arts/Drama/Acting, Women and Gender Studies
Tuition / Finances
Figures per Semester are current as of 03/13/23
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
- Campus Budget
- Fees are subject to change without notice.
- Two semesters = one academic year
- Three quarters = one academic year
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
- No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
- Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
- See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
- Home Payment: 19 ($580 per additional hour)
Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
||Host & Home
Important Notes: Parking: The fee in the fall semester is the full-year amount of $290, but students who return the sticker at the end of the first semester will get the spring half of the fee refunded to them.
Room / Meals
Figures are current as of 03/13/23
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
Notes About Housing
- On-Campus Housing
- 94% living on campus
- Double: $3490
- Per semester unless otherwise noted
- Students must live on campus
All incoming exchange students live on campus: https://gustavus.edu/reslife/residences/
Notes About Meal Plans
- Campus Meal Plans
- Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
- $1915 declining balance plan.
https://gustavus.edu/diningservices/info.php. All plans are declining balances, and the amount listed is for the lowest-cost plan (there are three choices). The main dining hall is a "marketplace" style with multiple stations serving different types of cuisines and different parts of the meal. There is also a fixed-price lunch buffet on most weekdays during the semesters.
Figures per Semester are current as of 03/13/23
Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $850 per semester.
Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access
Transportation from the airport: request accommodation with Land to Air in advance. (https://www.landtoairexpress.com/)