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Sweden, Vaxjo
Växjö, Sweden (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
Fact Sheet:
3.0 Language of Instruction: English
Year in School: May apply as freshman; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Coordinator: Jenna Krosch
Program Description:
Linnaeus, Sweden

Choose to study abroad in Sweden at Linnaeus University! UW-Eau Claire students who participate in this exchange will take courses in English with students from all over the world. Linnaeus University is a modern university with 35,000 students, and is the sixth largest university in Sweden.

Växjö (population 80,000) is the capital of Kronoberg in southeastern Sweden, 120 miles southwest of Stockholm. The heart of the traditional Swedish province of Småland, declared as the "Greenest City in Europe" is known for its forests, lakes, and unspoiled nature. Växjö was an important trading center as early as the 8th century, and its royal charter dates back to the 14th century.

swedish harbor

Your housing is arranged by Linnaeus University in a residence hall or off-campus apartment. Residence halls have single rooms with private bathrooms and shared kitchen facilities. You'll cook your own meals in the kitchens or eat at one of several campus cafeterias.

Students can choose courses in a variety of disciplines including Business and Mathematics.To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar;  click here: Academics - Linnaeus

Below you will find more information on program costs:  
Fall 2015 and Spring 2015

  • Meet with a peer adviser about the program. Check the link to see which programs have peer advisers this semester.
  • Schedule a general advising appointment with CIE staff by calling 715-836-4411.
  • Get some video advice from past peer advisers about study abroad. Scroll down
  • View online info session “First Steps to Study Abroad”.



vaxjo hockey                        

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To get involved at Linnaeus, join the International Students group. This group puts on a lot of activities for both Swedish and international students. You can also join one of the many student nations! A nation is a student association which organizes parties and cultural activities for its members, e.g. dinners with traditional foods from the region, concerts etc. Examples of student nations are Student Radio, Campus Cinema (the film association), Credo (Växjö Christian Student Association), VUGI (Växjö University Sports Club), VUSK (the student choir), Isterbandet (the student band),and many others.

Furthermore, almost all exchange students who come to Linnaeus University are paired with a Swedish "buddy", or mentor, who also is a student at the university. Your "buddy" will give you a helping hand when adjusting to life at Linnaeus and in Sweden.

Växjö is a very diverse university, and because of this I have had the chance to meet not only a lot of Swedish students, but students from all over the world. This university and experience has enriched my education in ways I could not have imagined before I came over here. Therefore, I would recommend this program, or any other, to any student who was interested. -Scott

The International Students group organizes regional trips each semester. Students often take time to explore Sweden or catch a train to Copenhagen & see other parts of Europe while studying abroad.

To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 04/01/2015 04/02/2015 TBA TBA
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