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Studying & Living In Sweden
Are you thinking about to go to Sweden for exchange studies? ESN Sweden highly recommends you do so!
Whatever drives you to Sweden we’re sure you will find. Sweden has pretty much everything to offer, all four seasons, (yes summer as well), rangers, Nordic lights, beautiful seas, ice bears on the streets and of course great ESN sections. And just to make you sure… our language is Swedish, but to communicate in English works very well.
ESN Sweden is here for you to make your exchange semester/year one of the best experiences of your life, there are 12 active sections that are organising activities and are running projects just for you. ESN Sweden has a couple of national events as well, ESN Sea Battle and Russia trips. More information about that below the header Events!
ESN Sweden is involved in different international ESN projects which aims to make the stay for you as an Exchange Student even better. For example we are working to get our activities more accessible for disabled students and we are working to decrease the problems of recognition of exchange studies. You can read about the different project below.
A lot of the courses in Sweden are held in English, even the regular ones for Swedish students, so you will not have to learn Swedish. However, since the language is a big part of the Swedish culture we encourage you to take part in a language course. Further down you will find the ESN Sweden Dictionary as your first step towards learning Swedish
The fist thing to do when considering Sweden as your destination for exchange studies (after checking our website) is to visit http://www.studyinsweden.se, where you can find information about visa requirements, insurance regulations, work conditions and students’ rights etc.
In general you have nothing to fear. What ever you might have heard about Swedes, they are a gentle and peace loving kind of people. Good to know though is that we like to cut our pasta before eating it (sorry, all Italians), we don’t kiss each other on the cheeks but we hug, not all Swedes are blonde or have blue eyes however most Swedes actually speaks English, the best national ice-hockey team is to be found here and we are insanely proud of IKEA even though none of the products are made in Sweden. Yea, that’s the truth about us. Just one last thing, we tend to love irony. Have some further reading about the Swedish culture, way of living, traditions etc athttp://www.sweden.se/