Ancient rune stones, modern coffee houses, Viking ruins, chic cities, vast forests—Sweden is a soulful blend of medieval architecture, natural beauty, and clever, stylish design. With its innovative educational system, it is also a premier study abroad destination. The student-friendly cities of Lund and Uppsala offer a chance to study in English at top-ranked Scandinavian universities. The college town of Lund encircles a striking cathedral complete with a mythological giant in the crypt and a marvelous astrological clock. An international hub for education and research, it is among the most affordable study abroad locales in Europe. Picturesque Uppsala is a university city combining small-town charm with a youthful vibe.
Save Money and Study in Sweden
Earn upper division credit in your major and save money in this Swedish college town.
Cheap student cafeterias, reasonable housing, and commuting by bike add to your cost savings.
Long-standing student traditions like corridor parties, boat races, and cannon salutes – plus the infamous Flogsta Scream every night – makes this an exciting study abroad opportunity.
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My first semester in Lund, Sweden was not all rosy, but learning to overcome hardship was one of the best things I've ever done for myself. I grew so much and gained so many friends and experiences. As much as I appreciate my experiences at Berkeley, I don't feel changed in the same way as I do from my time in Sweden. Berkeley challenged me to grow academically, but Lund challenged me to grow as a person.
When first considering studying abroad, all I could think of was wanting to go somewhere that would genuinely change me. I wanted to experience a new way of thinking, a new daily routine, and different ideologies. The students at Lund University taught me a profound lesson—grades are just a small part of who you are. Coming from a highly competitive environment, a lot of my self worth was placed on performing in school, but life has too much to offer to only worry about grades and career prospects. Swedish students and the friends I met all showed me how necessary it is to connect with people around the world, to explore new places, eat new foods, and most importantly, create a healthy and encouraging social circle.