Preliminary Activity Schedule
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Several activities on week nights give you an opportunity to familiarize yourself with Sweden, the Swedes and the Swedish culture. It is also a chance to get to know your fellow students.
Midsummer, a traditional Swedish celebration of the start of the summer.
Social evening, a fun evening during which students get a chance to get to know each other.
Musical evening, students and staff sing and/or play an instrument, we’ll sing some ABBA songs and other Swedish pop songs together.
Potluck dinner, all students cook a dish from their home country to create an international buffet.
Kräftskiva, a traditional Swedish crayfish dinner.
We invite speakers who are experts on various subjects:
- Swedish culture and language
- the Sami, the indigenous people of Sweden
- Swedish film
- Swedish music, with live performances by Swedish singers
On a film night we show two Swedish films, one with Swedish subtitles and one with English subtitles.
On Fridays, UISS arranges fieldtrips to various places, usually in or close to the Stockholm-Uppsala area.
ABBA The Museum
Carl Larssons home in Sundborn, Dalarna
The combination of the exotic Chinese Pavilion pleasure palace, the palace theatre and the magnificent palace gardens make a visit to Drottningholm a unique experience.
Influenced by French prototype, the palace was built by architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder by commission of Queen Hedvig Eleonora. A number of royal personages have since then left their mark on the palace.
The Palace is Their Majesties the King and Queen’s permanent home residence. The rooms in the southern wing of the palace are reserved for this purpose. The rest of the palace and grounds are open to the public year round.
Falu Copper Mine
Sala Silver Mine
UISS arranges two longer trips for a reasonable extra fee.
On Friday night a train takes you to beautiful Lapland where you will meet your guide. You hike to your base camp, where you will cook your dinner and enjoy the spectacular views. Sunday you will hike to Vallespiken. Monday you’ll hike back to the civilized world. Tuesday is spent in Jokkmokk until you leave for Uppsala, where you will arrive on Wednesday morning and resume your studies.
You leave on Thursday, boarding a cruise ship which takes you to Helsinki. You’ll enjoy a fantastic buffet while cruising through the Swedish Archipelago. The long weekend is spent in Helsinki, and you can even take a day trip to Tallinn. Sunday evening you board the cruise ship again which takes you back to Stockholm. Monday morning you are back in Uppsala to resume your studies.