Location: Växjö, Sweden

   
 
 
Subjects
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Business, Communication Studies, Computer Science, EC/ELE/MLE, Economics, Management, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Technology   

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  Terms/Timeframe:
 

2014-2015:
Spring: 1/19/2015 - 6/7/2015
Academic Year: 9/1/2014 - 6/7/2015

2015-2016:
Spring: 1/18/2016 - 6/5/2016
Academic Year: 8/31/2015 - 6/5/2016

Do not use these dates to purchase airfare; use dates provided by host.

   
  Language: English
   
 

Budget:

Please contact the office for a current budget.


  Eligibility:
 

Good Academic Standing
Good Judicial Standing

   
  Application Deadlines:
 

Spring: October 1st (Firm)

Academic Year : March 1st (Priority Application Deadline).
Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited. If there is space available, applications will be accepted March 1, but there is no guarantee for space or admission at this point.

   
  Application Materials:
 

EIU Application Materials
Course Approval Form

Linnaeus Application (online application to be filled out after EIU nomination)
Official EIU Transcript (Attached to Online Application)
Copy of Student's Passport Photo ID Page (Attached to Online Application)
Also, please complete your study abroad travel consult with Health Services.

Other Materials:
Guide for Exchange Students

All Application Materials should be turned in to the Office of Study Abroad in 1207 Blair Hall by the appropriate deadline.

EIU will complete a nomination form for interested students. Please notice that the deadline for nomination is October 1.

Students will need to submit official transcripts and a copy of  their passport photo page. Design students should also email their portfolio to inexchange@lnu.se for their application to be complete. Students applying for master level courses/programmes must submit their proof of bachelor degree or the equivalent.

Please notice that the application must be submitted by October 15 and that housing cannot be guaranteed if the application is submitted later than October 15.

Program Highlights

With 14,000 students, Linnaeus/Växjö University is similar in size to EIU. Over 650 international students study at Växjö each year, and many students will be on exchange programs just like you. You will find a very supportive and helpful International Office staff to assist you at Linnaeus.

The town of Växjö is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Forests, lake,s and rivers make it an attractive area for those who love outdoor activities. Växjö is a highly modern town of 76,000 inhabitants. There are excellent sports facilities plus a rich cultural life with a concert hall, theatre, museums, and cinemas.

"The abroad office [at Linnaeus] did a really great job greeting the international students and assigning them to a "Swedish Buddy" who helped them get around and meet people." -- Tia Mick, past participant.

Academic Programs

Linnaeus / Vaxjo has course programs (a series of courses that you will take during the semester) or individual courses (where you can pick and choose classes for the semester) offered to international exchange students, all of which are taught in English.

For more Course Information, in addition to the links below, see the Linnaeus website.

Programs:

  • Management and Economics (14 different programs)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (10 different programs)
  • Teacher Training and Pedagogy (1 program)
  • Technology and Engineering (4 different programs)

Single Subject Courses:

Bioenergy Technology - Computer Science - Education - English - Focus on Sweden - Forest and Wood Engineering - French - German - Glass Chemistry and Technology - Health Sciences - History - Information Systems Science - Law - Literary Studies (English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish) - Mathematics - Mechanical Engineering - Media Technology - Physics - Social Sciences - Social Work - Spanish - Sports Science - Swedish Culture and Language - Total Quality and Maintenance

It is recommended that all international students take a basic Swedish language course so they can appreciate their stay in Sweden to the fullest.

After Your Trip:
Take STA4000G at EIU to fulfill your senior-seminar requirement!

Student Life

Each semester, the International Office organizes an orientation for all international students. This orientation session will help you become acquainted with classes and life at Linnaeus. You will find a lot to do on campus and in the city when you study at Växjö. International students are also paired up with Swedish students as "buddies" in order to help you get situated in Växjö.

Most Swedish students use bicycles to get around town and campus. The International Office at Linnaeus / Växjö can give you information on where to buy a used bike if you are interested. If biking does not appeal to you, you can also walk or take the public buses to get around. For lots of useful information about studying at Linnaeus / Växjö, click here.

Public transportation in Europe is excellent, and you will find it easy to travel within Sweden and to other areas of Europe with relative ease. Bus, train, or plane travel is more affordable in Europe than in the States.

Guide for international students.

Study at Linnaeus

Housing

Linnaeus University arranges for accommodation for all incoming exchange students if they submit their online application within the stated deadline. Rooms and apartments are distributed on a first-come, first- serve(d) basis. By requesting help from Linnaeus University the students certify that if they cancel their studies later than four (4) weeks prior to the arrival, they are still required to pay three months' rent.

Exchange students studying at Linnaeus / Växjö have quite a few housing options to choose from. However, space is very limited (especially for the spring semester), and you should apply as early as possible.

Following housing options at Växjö include:

  1. dorm room on- or off-campus
  2. single room flat (apartment)
  3. shared flat with other international students
  4. room rented in a private home

For more information on exchange student housing at Linnaeus / Växjö, click here.

**You are responsible for making all housing arrangements and payments directly to Växjö University.**

 

Foreign Entry Requirements

Passport
To enter Sweden, you must have a valid passport. If you are a U.S. citizen and do not currently have a valid passport, or if your passport will expire during the time you will be overseas, please go to the U.S. State Department web site for information on how to apply for/renew your passport.

Visa
A Residence Permit (different from a Visa) must be obtained in order to study at Växjö University.  The way in which to obtain the Residence Permit is to:

  1. Go to the Consulate General of Sweden in New York's website
  2. Click on Study in Sweden
  3. Click on Student Residence Permits
  4. Click on post-secondary studies at college/university
  5. Read over requirements
  6. Click on Residence Permit Application Form and fill this out
  7. Send completed application with required forms to:

Consulate General of Sweden
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
885 Second Avenue, 45th floor
New York, NY 10017

  1. The application process is estimated to take 2-3 months in order to process the application
  2.  The consulate in New York can be reached by:
    1. Telephone by calling 1-212-583-2550
    2. Faxing the consulate at 1-212-755-2732
    3. Emailing the consulate at: generalkonsulat.new-york@foreign.ministry.se
  3. The website goes over the necessary documents.  These documents include 2 copies of your passport photo, 2 copies of your completed Residence Permit, your National Passport, an acceptance letter from Vaxjo, documentation stating you will be able to monetarily take care of yourself during your stay in Sweden, a letter outlining your plans of stay in Sweden, as well as the application fee and return postage.  
  4. Sweden’s consulate of New York website goes over exactly what you need in order to obtain the Residence Permit. 

Travel Document Systems (TDS) can also provide you with helpful information on every country, including entry requirements, cultural information, travel conditions, economy, and more.

You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.

**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **

Please note that EIU does not own, operate, or sponsor this program.