Every year about 250 students and professionals from all over the world participate in our Uppsala International Summer Session.
In addition to learning about the Swedish language, culture and society, students also enjoy living in Uppsala and participating in Swedish student life.
Uppsala is a beautiful and lively city during the summer. Riding a bicycle is the most popular way to get around town, although it is also easy to go by foot.
In Uppsala each week, a number of events are organised by different cultural organisations, as well as by pubs and cafes.
Pop concerts as well as classical concerts are given frequently.
Upon request the Uppsala International Summer Session can issue a Swedish student card with which the students can gain entrance to the Uppsala student nations (you also need to bring an international student card). The nations are pubs which offer good and affordable food and drink, and which have dances several times per week.
The lake is close by and one will often find our students there on the weekends. Stockholm, with all it has to offer, is only 45 minutes away by train.
The UISS teaches all classes at Vuxenskolan, a modern facility in the centre of Uppsala. Computers are available for writing or e-mailing.
The weekend trips to Helsinki and Všrmland are unforgettable experiences for those who participate. Many students take part in sports activities during the weekends and after classes. Two highlights during the summer are the potluck dinner and the farewell dinner. Students bring to the potluck dinner food that is typical for their homelands, serving up tastes from all corners of the globe. Each four-week session ends with the semi-formal farewell banquet, when students and teachers perform songs and sketches. After dinner the banquet room is cleared for a night of dancing.
Spending a summer together with people from 40 different countries, ages 18 - 65, with different backgrounds, is a valuable, interesting and fun experience, one which you will not easily forget.
In short, I think the UISS has a lot to offer and I can assure you that you will have a great summer with us, as you combine your studies with interesting and fun experiences. I personally very much enjoy working with this program, as it gives me the opportunity to meet so many people from all corners of the world with one thing in common: an interest in Sweden, its language and culture.