• Junior, Senior, Graduate Student
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Previous Swedish language study recommended but not required
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


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

Classroom Language

English, Swedish


Apartments, Rented Room, Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic Year: Late August - Early June
Fall: Late August - Mid January
Spring: Mid January - Early June

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Fall 2018-19  2/23/2018
Year 2018-19  2/23/2018
Spring 2018-19  9/7/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

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.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Strengthen language skills
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles
  • Take advantage of academic strengths in
    • Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
  • Observe Swedish perspectives on academic disciplines