The StepOut program is open for applications once a year, with April 15th as the application deadline. The standard period for arrival in the hosting country is August/September. A normal internship period lasts 5-9 months.
Standard time frame of the StepOut program:
April 15: Intern application deadline
May-june: Recruitment and placement period
June-August: Interns preparations
August-September: Period for departure
January-May: Standard homecoming period
May-December: follow-up and information work
Length of Period Abroad
StepOut send young people out for periods between 5 and 9 months. In certain special cases, the period has been extended to more. This may be done only after contacting and coming to an agreement with the administrators in Sweden and the receiving project.