• Junior, Senior, Graduate Student
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Previous Swedish language study recommended but not required
• UW-Madison degree-seeking students only


Arts, business, economics, education, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

Classroom Language

English, Swedish


Private arrangements or dormitories

Program Duration

Academic year: Late August - Early June
Fall semester: Late August - Mid January
Spring semester: Mid January - Early June

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2014-15  9/19/2014
Fall 2015-16  2/27/2015
Year 2015-16  2/27/2015

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
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Sweden, Umea
Umea University Exchange

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Experience Swedish history and culture while studying in Umea, Sweden! This exchange program with the Faculty of Social Sciences at Umea University offers participants an opportunity to directly enroll in courses taught in English, while students with proficiency in Swedish will be able to take advantage of the university's full course offerings.

Umea, with a population of 110,000, is one of Sweden's fastest growing towns. Home to five different institutes of higher education, Umea has become a dynamic center of learning and its large student population makes Umea a young, inviting city with a rich and varied cultural and social life. Umea is surrounded by mountains, forest, marshes, farmland, rivers, lakes and sea, offering many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and breathe fresh air.