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Support and Safety

UCEAP students are supported by a network of people throughout the world. Your study abroad experience will be guided by trained staff that are there to support you as you prepare to study abroad, when you arrive, and throughout the program. While abroad, all UCEAP participants have travel insurance coverage and 24/7 emergency assistance.

On-site support

The Lund Study Center is located on a charming cobblestone street at the very heart of Lund, next door to the main student activities hub and Lundagård park. The study center is located on the fourth floor of a picturesque historic building with grand views of bustling student activity. From the windows, students can see the Kulturen Museum, featuring an extensive collection and stunning gardens. The Lund train station is less than five minutes’ walking distance. The study center is the meeting place for excursions, walking and bus tours, and museum visits. Stop by and use the printing and scanning equipment or collect information materials. 

Talk to study center staff about

  • Academic questions such as course selection, study lists, and petitions  
  • How to navigate Lund student social life and the many opportunities available 
  • Research opportunities at Lund University 
  • Travel recommendations in Lund, Sweden, and Europe 
  • Best places to eat and shop nearby 
  • Medical resources and providers 

Study center activities may include

  • Thanksgiving dinner 
  • Get-togethers with other UC students, international, and Swedish students 
  • Spring dinner 
  • Movie and board game nights 
Linus Lärka Stjernström - LUND SC

Linus Lärka Stjernström, (he/him)

University of Lund, Sweden

Linus helps students find the best possible combination of courses, immerse in Swedish culture, and navigate all aspects of Lund student life.

He says, “Join the Lund tradition of Swedish fika, which is meeting up with friends at one of the many charming cafés on cobblestone streets at the center of town. Come for the delicious treats, the conversation, or both! Swedish fika is almost impossible to avoid and it will help you find your place and feel right at home. The only thing is – you may never want to leave.”

Linus finds it a privilege to meet and interact with each UCEAP students. He most enjoys seeing students grow from their study abroad experiences in Lund and become global citizens with vast international networks of contacts.

Orientations

To help navigate the transition of leaving home and going abroad, you’ll attend various in-person and online events. At these events, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and meet the staff who will be supporting you while you study abroad. You’ll learn things like:

  • What student services are available at your host location
  • Where to find local health care
  • How and when to register for classes
  • What to do and who to contact in an emergency
  • How to travel to and from where you live to classes
  • How to handle money matters like opening a bank account
  • How to use technology, including your phone, and get access to the Internet

On-site orientations may include a tour of the campus and other local sites to help you settle in. At orientations, you will also meet other students (local, international, and/or from UC campuses) who will be part of your experience.

Students with dis/Abilities

Students with dis/abilities can and do study abroad. A successful experience is dependent upon careful planning, coordination, and communication.

Focus on programs that best fit your interests, academic goals, and career aspirations. You'll work with the staff at the disability services and study abroad offices on your UC campus. They can help you identify strategies to remain flexible and think creatively about accessibility and realities abroad as some international locations can be different than what you are typically accustomed to in the US. They can also help you get the necessary paperwork you'll need to apply.

After you apply, your UCEAP program specialist will coordinate with the institution abroad and connect you with those who can arrange for an accessible experience. If your needs cannot be accommodated at any point in the process, your advisors will help you choose another program. You will not be alone in this decision.