Anthropology, Comparative Literature, European Studies, History, International Relations, International/Global Studies, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Political Science
CSU IP Sweden
Program At A Glance
When: Late August to early June (students participating in the Intensive Swedish Summer program must arrive in late July).
Units: Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
Cost: Students pay the same tuition for CSU IP Sweden as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Sheet.
Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 2.75 GPA; Students must have junior status, and be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than the spring term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by fall term of the program start date. Graduate students are not eligible.
The CSU IP Sweden program is affiliated with Uppsala University. Founded in 1477, Uppsala is the oldest of Sweden’s six universities and is internationally famous for its leadership in research. The university enrolls over 25,000 students in a wide variety of disciplines.
Students in the CSU IP Sweden program focus on taking courses from the areas of Humanities and the Social Sciences. This program is ideally suited for students who are doing interdisciplinary undergraduate majors, are double majors or are doing a major and minor in any of the following areas: American Studies, Anthropology (Cultural), Cultural Studies, English or Comparative Literature, European Studies, Global Studies, History, Humanities, International Relations, Languages/Linguistics, Liberal Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science and Social Science.
Students are fully integrated into Uppsala’s academic programs and take courses taught in English. Typically, students focus on two or three disciplines in order to meet the CSU IP requirement of taking 15 units per semester. Students may not be able to take courses from just one discipline due to course availability and scheduling of classes, and must be extremely flexible with course selection. Students are required to take one course in Swedish language; students can elect to take an intensive Swedish language course in August, or they can take Swedish during the fall semester.
Students take courses from a list of pre-approved courses for IP participants. The list with course information and prerequisites can be found here Sweden 2016-17 Course List. Note that the courses listed are based on courses offered in 2015-16 and are subject to change.
Uppsala is the 4th largest city in Sweden and is located approximately 50 miles north of Stockholm. The city is rich in Scandinavian history, having been the country’s royal capital 1,500 years ago.
Housing is arranged prior to arrival in Sweden in coordination with Uppsala University. All students live in dormitories. Students must submit a housing application to reserve a room; more information will be provided by Uppsala University after acceptance.