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Program Overview

Program Overview

When you take CIEE’s Arts and Sciences program, you walk in the footsteps of legends like filmmaker Ingmar Bergman and physicist Anders Celsius of temperature-scale fame to name a few. Even though an impressive Gothic-style cathedral towers over the city, Uppsala once was the pagan center of Sweden. Delve into how that transformation occurred – and so much more – as you absorb the culture of an amazing country while enrolled in challenging courses at a premier university in Scandinavia.

Study abroad in Uppsala and you’ll:

  • Study at one of the premier universities in Europe alongside local Swedish and international students, while living in a true university town
  • Enroll directly in a wide range of courses in business, sciences, information technology, social sciences, and humanities
  • Enjoy local and regional excursions designed to introduce you to the rich cultural history and physical beauty of Sweden
  • Experience campus life through Uppsala University’s Student Nations
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants
  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants

    For minority students from minority-serving institutions who demonstrate financial need based on estimated family contribution (EFC)

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence

    For students with a GPA or 3.8 or higher who excel in academic pursuits devoted to socially important areas of study

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    For students who demonstrate financial need, CIEE provides direct support for travel.

    Awards: Up to $1,500 per student

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

In addition to courses in Swedish language, history, literature, and art, take advantage of myriad elective courses at one of the most prestigious universities in Europe. Indulge your interests in everything from business, government, and astronomy to chemistry, earth sciences, medicine, and informatics and new media. University courses may include opportunities for field research and community involvement.

Excursions

study abroad in Sweden

Get to know the rich history and physical beauty of Uppsala and the surrounding Uppland countryside during local and regional excursions. You might travel to Stockholm to visit the Vasa Museum, a maritime museum displaying a 17th-century ship; explore a nearby Moose Park and Sweden’s oldest silvermine; visit the oldest city in Sweden, Sigtuna; travel north to Kiruna to visit the ice hotel and see the northern lights; or explore the medieval island of Gotland. Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala), local festivals, the Stockholm Archipelago, the Province of Uppland, and the West Coast of Sweden are popular destinations. In addition, Uppsala offers a number of cultural and historical events, a concert hall, and a number of museums and theaters to explore.

Cultural Activities

With CIEE, you’ll become a member of one of the social clubs of Uppsala University Student Nations that offer activities and cultural events throughout the year. Experience firsthand the life of Swedish university students by taking part in dances, sporting events, discussions, theater and music events, and the ever-popular gasques – formal three-course dinner parties, usually followed by singing, dancing, and other entertainment. You’ll also live in a residence hall with Swedish and other international students. In addition, CIEE invites you to take part in one cultural activity per week, be it a traditional ”Fika”, theater or guided tours of major historical sites.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Fall 2016 (20 wks)
05/01/2016
08/22/2016
01/12/2017
$19,450

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$15,972
Housing
$3,060
Insurance
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,250
International Airfare *
$1,650
Local Transportation
$150
Books & Supplies
$350
Visa Fees
$155
Personal expenses
$2,400

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2017 (21 wks)
10/15/2016
01/13/2017
06/09/2017
$19,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$16,323
Housing
$3,060
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,250
International Airfare *
$1,650
Local Transportation
$150
Books & Supplies
$350
Visa Fees
$155
Personal expenses
$2,400

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Academic year 2016-2017 (42 wks)
05/01/2016
08/22/2016
06/09/2017
$37,000

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$30,462
Housing
$6,120
Insurance
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$4,500
International Airfare *
$1,650
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$700
Visa Fees
$155
Personal expenses
$4,800

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Eligibility
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.75
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total U.S. credit for the semester is 15 - 18 semester/22.5-27 quarter hours and 30–36 semester/45-54 quarter hours for the academic year. All students must take a total of 30 Uppsala credits (points) per semester. Course credit varies between Uppsala faculties. Courses are offered for 5, 7.5, 10, or 15 Uppsala points, or 3, 4, 6, or 8 U.S. semester credits respectively.

The culture courses Swedish Art, Architecture and Music, and Swedish Literature are each worth 7.5 Uppsala credits (4 U.S. credits). The Swedish History course is worth 15 Uppsala credits (8 U.S. credits).

Course contact hours are 20–48 hours unless otherwise indicated. The Swedish system generally requires more self-directed learning per each hour in class than U.S. institutions. The contact hours listed on students’ grade reports refer to the time spent in class, and CIEE credit recommendations are based on an evaluation of the total effort required for each course.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

All CIEE study abroad students enroll in one Swedish language course, and two to three elective courses at Uppsala University. Students can also choose to take the CIEE Intercultural Communication and Leadership course as one of their elective course options.

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About the City

About The City

This charming college town about an hour from Stockholm in southern Sweden is filled with shops, restaurants, gardens, and museums. Uppsala Cathedral’s magnificent spires can be seen from every part of town. With a population of 200,000, Uppsala is Sweden’s fourth-largest city. The city traces its roots back to Viking times and has been considered the religious center of Sweden since the establishment of a Christian archdiocese in the 12th century. Uppsala is known for its connection to the Nobel Prize and has become the home to various leading companies in the biotechnology field.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Felicia Johnson

Felicia joined CIEE Uppsala in August 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in American and urban studies from Macalester College. In spring 2013, she studied abroad in Uppsala through the CIEE Uppsala Arts and Sciences program. As an alumna, she is a powerful resource for students. Felicia knows everything about practical matters, cultural activities and student life. Since she has both Swedish and American cultural backgrounds, she is also an expert on Swedish-American cross-cultural communication.

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Felicitas Rabiger

Felicitas Rabiger is originally from Nuremberg, Germany. From an early age she was eager to explore the world and during the last ten years, she studied and lived in several countries. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English/American studies and intercultural communications from Bayreuth University, Germany, as well as an M.A. double degree in European studies from Groningen University, the Netherlands, and Uppsala University, Sweden. During her studies, she also spent an exchange year at University College in Dublin, Ireland. Felicitas has worked in the field of international education for the last five years and speaks three languages fluently.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

The goals of the Arts and Sciences study abroad program are for students to develop an understanding of Swedish society and culture while enrolling in a variety of rigorous academic courses at one of the premier universities in Scandinavia. Through coursework at Uppsala University, participation in university activities, and program excursions and activities, students gain valuable insight into Sweden’s past and present while having a rewarding academic experience.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

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Study abroad students live in residence halls located throughout Uppsala with Swedish, international, and CIEE students. Students typically live in single rooms with their own bathroom, and share kitchen and laundry facilities. Many residence halls only accept a limited number of foreign students, allowing for maximum integration with the local Swedish student population. Students typically commute to and from campus by bicycle, city bus, or foot.

Meals are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the student. Meals may be prepared in the student housing or eaten at some of the student nations (student clubs), local restaurants, or cafés. Many local restaurants provide a meal discount to students.

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Orientations

Orientations

The program begins with a one-week mandatory orientation held in Uppsala. The orientation includes activities and information sessions organized by both CIEE and Uppsala University staff and students, which introduce you to the country, culture, and academic program, and provide practical information about life in Uppsala. Orientation week includes excursions, social events with local students, and sessions on health and safety, cross-cultural communication, and life in Sweden. Ongoing support is provided by CIEE staff on an individual and group basis throughout the study abroad program.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop, the appropriate plug adapter, and an Internet cable in order to utilize Internet ports available in the residence halls. Internet access is also available throughout the university campus, such as in the Student Union and various faculties and departments.

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Academics

Academics

The Arts and Sciences study abroad program, established in fall 2009, offers students the opportunity to study alongside Swedish and other international students at one of the top universities in Scandinavia. Students pursue their own academic interests in fields such as business, natural sciences, information technology, and social sciences while learning firsthand about contemporary Sweden and its people through optional Swedish language courses and CIEE’s intercultural coaching program. The academic semester at Uppsala University is divided into four periods of roughly five weeks each. Students take at least one but no more than two courses each quarter.

Academic Culture

Swedish university courses place a great deal of emphasis on individual student responsibility and performance. Courses combine a variety of methodologies, including lectures, seminars, group work, laboratory work, and independent study. In addition to remembering the materials covered in class, students are expected to spend a significant time outside of class engaged in independent analysis and evaluation of the ideas being presented. Many American students may find the teachers and teaching style rather informal, but the faculty has high expectations and assumes that the individual students are working diligently outside of class in order to produce top results. All courses include written and/or oral examinations.

In contrast to many courses at U.S. academic institutions, Uppsala University course schedules are set by the individual departments. This results in course schedules that may fluctuate from week to week, and requires students to be flexible and highly organized. In general, scheduling conflicts are minimized if students take all of their elective courses in one academic area.

Nature of Classes

Study abroad students take Uppsala University courses with local Swedish and other international students. The Swedish language and some Swedish culture courses are only open to foreign students.

Grading System

Swedish universities typically award grades based on the following scale: pass with distinction, pass, or fail, sometimes in conjunction withECTS letter grades (European Credit Transfer System,). For most courses, the Uppsala University transcript currently also lists information on the statistical distribution of the national grades for each course over time. CIEE converts the Uppsala University grades into recommended U.S. letter grades of A–F.

Language of Instruction

English
Swedish

Faculty

All courses are taught by Uppsala University faculty.

The Intercultural Communication and Leadership course and the Communicative Swedish Language Course are taught by CIEE staff.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

CIEE Courses

COMM 3301 UPAS

Intercultural Communication and Leadership
In this class, participants will develop skills, knowledge, and understanding that will help them communicate and engage more appropriately and effectively in Uppsala as well as in other intercultural contexts. Students will explore various topics in intercultural communication in the context of their experience abroad, and will practice intercultural learning processes that they can apply when working across difference in a wide variety of contexts. Participants will increase their own cultural self-awareness and develop personal leadership skills to help them become more effective in an interdependent world. Learning will involve in-class exercises, active reflection, discussion, readings, field reports, short lectures, and out-of-class activities that engage students in the local culture on a deeper level. Contact hours: 45. Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

SWED 0001 UPAS

Communicative Swedish Language
This course gives an introduction to the Swedish language together with hands-on experiential learning activities such as role-plays, quizzes, out-of-classroom activities and Swedish language partners. Students that have no previous knowledge of Swedish will learn basic vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation in order to be able to do grocery shopping, order at a café, conduct small talk with Swedes, etc. The course also focuses on teaching students’ culture-specific vocabulary and concepts in order to improve understanding of Swedish culture. Contact hours: 15. Credit: 1 semester credit.

Uppsala University Courses

Beginner’s Course in Swedish as a Foreign Language: Basic Swedish 1

Beginner’s Course in Swedish as a Foreign Language: Basic Swedish 1
Beginner’s Course in Swedish as a Foreign Language: Basic Swedish 1 This course provides a general overview of the structure of Swedish and includes an introduction to basic vocabulary, principles of sentence construction, intonation, and an introductionn to Swedish university and study traditions. Recommended credit: 4 semester/ 6 quarter hours.

Uppsala University Elective Courses Taught in English

The following list provides a sample of the courses offered in English to students at Uppsala University each year. Students should consult the Uppsala University website for an updated list of courses taught in English at www.uu.se/en/admissions/exchange/course/list/# .

Faculty of Arts

Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
Swedish Society and Everday Life

Department of History
Migrants and Minorities in Swedish History
Scandinavia and Sweden c. 700–1300
Swedish History

Department of ALM
Swedish Art and Music
Swedish Literature
Swedish History

Faculty of Languages

Department of English
Celtic Languages
The Empire Writes Back
Introduction to Celtic Literature
Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.A.
Irish Love Poetry

Department of Scandinavian Languages
Beginner’s Course in Swedish as a Foreign Language: Basic Swedish 1
Beginner’s Course in Swedish as a Foreign Language: Swedish 2, Intermediate level
Beginner’s Course in Swedish as a Foreign Language: Swedish 3, Advanced level

Faculty of Medicine

Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences
Culture and Health

Faculty of Science and Technology

Biology Education Centre
Applied Ecosystem Ecology
The Baltic Sea Environment
Conservation Biology
Diversity and Evolution of Plants
Evolutionary Genetics
Genes, Brain, and Behavior
Immunology
Limnology I
Linnaeus’ Life and Sciences
Microbial Genetics
Molecular Cell Biology

Molecular Infection Biology*
Neurobiology
Toxicology

Centre for Sustainable Development
Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures
Actors and Strategies for Change: Toward Global Sustainabilities
Sustainable Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Built Worlds

Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry*
Biochemistry
Biophysical Chemistry
Structure and Function of Proteins
Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Department of Earth Sciences
Air Pollution Technology
Applied and Environmental Geophysics
Climate and Soils
Climate Variations
Dynamic Meteorology
Earthquake Seismology
Glaciology and Glacial Deposits
The Life and Times of Dinosaurs
Mineralogy and Petrology
Origin and Early Evolution of Life
Sustainable Water Management in the Baltic Region

Department of Information Technology*
Advanced Computer Graphics and Visualization
Advanced Algorithmics
Algorithms and Data Structures
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Networks
Data Structures
Data Mining
Electronic Commerce and Security
Measure and Integration Theory
Peer-to-Peer Computing
Software Architecture with Java

Department of Materials Chemistry*
Advanced Electrochemistry
Biomaterials
Materials Chemistry

Department of Mathematics
Algebraic Structures
Applied Mathematics
Complex Analysis
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
Markov Processes
Ordinary Differential Equations

Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry*
Chromatography and Capillary Electrophoresis
Inorganic Analytical Chemistry
Laser Spectroscopy
Mass Spectrometry
Physical Chemistry
Polymer Physics

Department of Physics and Astronomy*
Physics:
Accelerator Physics and Technology
Advanced Particle Physics
Elementary Particle Physics
Molecular Physics
Non-Linear Optics
Nuclear Astrophysics
Nuclear Physics
Quantum Field Theory
Quantum Mechanics, Advanced Course
Statistical Mechanics
Surface and Interface Physics
Astronomy:
Astrophysics I
Cosmology
Dynamic Processes in Astrophysics
Observational Astrophysics I
Plasma Physics
Space Physics
Theoretical Physics:
Dynamical System and Chaos
Gravitation and Cosmology

Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Business Studies
International Business
International Financial Management
International Marketing
Management Consulting
Marketing, Consumers, and Companies
Organizational Behavior

Department of Economic History
Sweden’s Economic and Social Development in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Department of Economics
Applied Macroeconomics
Economics of Development
Economics of the Organization
Macroeconomic Theory
Microeconomic Theory
Real Estate Economics

Department of Education
The Classroom: A Social and Cultural Meeting-Place
Children’s Geographies and Identity Work
Education and Reform Strategies in Sweden
Education and Teaching: An International Process
Introduction to Comparative Education

Department of Government
Comparative European Politics
Comparative Politics: Political Participation
Comparative Welfare States
Introduction to EU Law
Political Psychology
Swedish Politics
International Environment and Sustainable Development
Development and Armed Conflict

Department of Informatics and Media
Image, Identity, and New Media
International Media and Communication Studies
Media, Culture, and Society
Organizational Communication
Strategic Communication

Department of Psychology
Brain and Behavior
Cognition and Learning
Sex, Gender and Ethnicity in Psychology

Department of Social and Economic Geography
The Changing Geography of Sweden

Faculty of Theology

Department of Theology
Religious Life in Sweden
Natural Science and Religion

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