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Study Swedish and Meet the World!

Uppsala International Summer Session organizes summer courses in the Swedish language for students and professionals. The minimum age requirement is 18. Since 1963 thousands of students have attended our courses. Their reasons and backgrounds vary, but after attending UISS they have at least one thing in common: a better proficiency in the language and a deeper understanding of the Swedish culture.

The UISS offers a lot more than just a language program. Besides our intensive language courses, we offer cultural and other studies to help you get a better understanding of Sweden, its culture and its history. We organize social events so you will get to know your fellow students better, film nights and trips to interesting places in the vicinity of Uppsala and Stockholm, and longer trips to Lapland and Finland.

Every year 35 – 40 students return to the UISS. We have a limit of 120 students per 3 weeks session. As many take the 9 or 6-week sessions, this means we have a maximum capacity of around 230 – 240 students.

An introduction to the program and all it has to offer.

The 2020 PDF booklet “Summer Studies” contains the vital information from this website.

Sweden in Relation to the Corona Virus

As of  March 15,  two persons in Sweden, in their late 70’s, who already were ill, have died.  The Corona virus is spreading, but most people have mild symptoms. No country in the world has recommended against traveling to Sweden due to the Corona Virus. There is no specific medical treatment for covid-19. Almost everyone gets a mild illness and recovers after a time of self-care in the home and stay at home two days after the symptoms have disappeared. Therefore, the authorities can not see any medical reasons to test everyone who gets sick with symptoms such as cough, sniff, fever or anything else that may indicate covid-19, but which may also be some other infection. The Public Health Authority will use other methods to monitor and monitor the development of the epidemic.”The important thing is that everyone takes responsibility and stays at home when you are not healthy, and for safety’s sake two days after you have recovered and become symptom-free,” says Anders Tegnell, state epidemiologist at the Public Health Authority.

Healthcare services have procedures for dealing with events such as this safely and efficiently. Nordic countries are expecting a peak in April, and most likely the number of infections will go down after that. Please note that the yearly flu causes around 646 000 deaths world-wide every year, mostly older people (75 and up) and people who have a weakened immune system or are already ill with another disease. This maybe gives some perspective on COVID-19.

Swedish authorities have recommended that people should practise good hygiene, including regularly washing hands thoroughly with soap and water, keep social distance and stay inside when experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Will I Get my Money Back if I Cancel my Trip to Sweden?

This depends on where you’re traveling from and what kind of travel insurance you have. In terms of travel costs, you are eligible for a refund in the following cases:

  • If your airline or travel provider cancels your trip
  • If you booked a flexible or refundable ticket fare
  • If your travel insurance includes cover for cancellation for any reason.

It is our advice to make sure you have health insurance abroad. Travel insurance is highly recommended and it would be good to check whether your insurance covers the costs of the program in case of a necessary cancellation.

The UISS program will run as usual, as expectations are that the number of infections will go down after mid-April. Our first courses start June 14, that gives everyone at least two months. It is possible that we will extend the deadlines, more info before the first deadline of April 15. 

UISS 2020 Starts June 14

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Best Language Program

GoAbroad.com named the UISS as the best language program in 2016, 2017 and 2019. One of the reviews that led to this recommendation:

Truly a great experience, both in learning the Swedish language and the local culture. The provided facilities are fantastic, and the abundance of trips to Swedish hotspots, and a huge amount of traditional Swedish themed events, result in an extremely educational experience. All the teachers I have had the pleasure to study under were highly proficient, as well as being great and funny people. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a top notch course in all things Swedish.

Read all reviews on GoAbroad.com.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT COURSES STARTING JUNE 14 ARE CANCELLED DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY THE CORONA VIRUS CAUSES.

WE WILL OFFER 6- AND 3-WEEK COURSES FROM JULY 5 – AUGUST 14, 2020. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR APPLICATION.