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Scandinavian Studies Program
       of Jamestown, New York

To broaden and strengthen our community's awareness and understanding
of it's Scandinavian heritage and culture by:
Supporting visits and exchanges between Scandinavians and Americans.

  • Camp Scandinavia Cultural Program - since 1996, Swedish camp counselors have worked at YMCA day and resident camps in Chautauqua County and 30 local campers and counselors have traveled to Sweden for stays at Swedish YMCA camps and with Swedish families.
  • Scandinavian Studies Student Exchange Scholarship Program - since the 1980s several JCC students have studied at colleges and universities in Sweden with sponsorship by the Scandinavian Studies Program, and a dozen Swedish students have attended JCC.
  • Scandinavian Athletic Exchange Program - since 1994, 20 Swedish students have attended JCC to study and to play volleyball, soccer, and basketball. They also visit retirement homes and participate in community events such as St. Lucia and Swedish Cultural Days. The Scandinavian Studies Program helps with housing.

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