Open your horizons to the beautiful lakes and forest-filled hills of Sweden. When you study abroad in this Scandinavian gem, you have the chance to meaningfully experience a new culture and work towards fluency in a foreign language, while still being able to be understood in English. You make friends and new family members from around the world and develop skills, experience, and maturity that equip you for success in an increasingly globalized world – all while you’re still in high school!
High School Program Details
- Placement in a Swedish gymnasium for a semester or academic year
- Placement with a carefully-selected host family
- No previous language study required, though we recommend students learn as much Swedish as possible prior to departure
- Comprehensive health and accident insurance included
- Round-trip airfare and transfer to your host family included
- Application Deadline: March 15 (fall semester and year-long), September 15 (spring semester)
- Students must be between 16 and 18 years old at the start of their program
Sweden At a Glance
- Sweden is one of the cleanest countries in the world.
- People love outdoor activities, including fishing, golf, tennis, sailing, swimming, hockey, soccer and swimming.
- Sweden is home to beautiful landscapes, and most Swedes live close to nature.
- In the summer, there are long, bright summer nights. The Midsummer festival celebrates the summer solstice.
- Lamb chops with potatoes, salad, and a glass of milk would be a typical dinner in Sweden.
- Did you know people in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway can all understand each others’ languages? Though they all speak their own native tongue, the languages are mutually intelligible. This means if you learn Swedish, you can speak to Danes and Norwegians as well!
- Visit our blog to read more about Aspect student experiences
- Learn more on our Sweden Country Profile!
- Read more great reviews, comments, and testimonials from former Aspect Foundation students and parents here!
Visa, residence permit, and passport costs are not included. Please note you may be required to appear in person at a Swedish Consulate with jurisdiction over your state to obtain your visa and record your biometrics. Depending on where you live, this may require out-of-state travel.