Did you know that Sweden is a 1574 kilometer long country with nearly 100000 lakes? Pretty impressive. The country has great coastlines and lots of vast forests. But also charming cities, both big and small, from Malmö in the south to Kiruna in the north. Stockholm, the Swedish capital, is a lively city located in the most amazing archipelago.
It is a beautiful country and amazing destination to high school abroad with great wildlife and plenty of wide open spaces. If you’re lucky you’ll see the King of Sweden, or at least the king of the forest, the famous moose. Come join us for a genuine experience!
Green and beautiful in summer, cold and snowy in winter. Excitement in the air in spring and beautiful colored trees and cozy indoor activities in fall. Sweden has four clear seasons to be proud of. If you love the sea and appreciate nature, Sweden is the ideal choice.
The mountains in the northern part of the country offer great skiing in the winter, both downhill and cross-country. In summer you can go sailing, fishing, hiking or exploring Swedish nature in other ways. You will probably have lots of traditional fika, meaning having a cup of coffee and often something sweet.
Who can go: 16–18 years on arrival
Departure month: August/January
Language requirements: No previous knowledge required
Choice of destination: No
Prep course: Welcome Camp in Göteborg (Sweden). Included in program fee (additional travel costs)
School year: August–June
School day: Usually 08.00–15.30
Trips in the country: Weekend in Stockholm included, European Tour, additional cost.
Sweden is the birthplace of storyteller Astrid Lindgren, the Nobel Prize, IKEA, Volvo and artists like ABBA, Roxette, Ace of Base, Robyn and Swedish House Mafia. Sweden is actually the world’s number one exporter of chart music in relation to its GDP. The producer and songwriter Max Martin has the third-most number one singles on the Billboard chart, behind only Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Surely something to be proud of!
If you’re into music, bring your own instrument and immerse yourself in the Swedish music industry during your exchange year.
School in Sweden is compulsory for all children between 7 and 16 years of age. You attend high school, called gymnasium, between the age of 16 to 19. This is voluntary but almost all Swedish young people choose to attend. Swedish students can choose from a variety of high school programs, such as economics, social sciences, natural sciences and aesthetics. Exchange students are usually placed in the first or second grade in high school.
No previous knowledge of the Swedish language is required in order to participate in our exchange program here. However, we do recommend that you take a language course after school.
Our Swedish host families live all across the country. In Swedish households, both adults usually work full time and most families have a packed weekly schedule. However, they care a lot about making time for family and will be curious to get to know you and your culture. Your host parents will treat you like their own son or daughter, doing everything to make you feel at home.
For program fees and more information, please contact us.