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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description




Quick Facts

  • The Summer 2021 program has been cancelled by Linnaeus University, and applications are no longer being accepted.
  • Courses are available in English across multiple disciplines, including Arts, Business, Computer Science, Design, Health and Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Linnaeus University is one of Sweden's newest higher education institutions. The university was formed when the University of Kalmar and Växjö University merged in 2010.
  • There are roughly 15,300 full-year students including roughly 900 incoming international students.

Linnaeus University Summer Academy offers an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study environment – unique of its kind in Sweden. As a student participating in our summer academy you will get the opportunity to obtain unique academic experience that will enhance your CV and your future career. You gain cultural insights together with a mix of international and Swedish students, while also getting to enjoy the Swedish summer in one of the most attractive summer cities in the country.



Kalmar campus


Location Details

A picturesque university town, Kalmar is situated in southeast Sweden, five hours by car from Stockholm. As one of the oldest in Sweden, this town of around 60,000 retains its historic charm along with a dynamic and vibrant cultural scene. Thanks to its beautiful location on the Baltic coast, Kalmar is also one of Sweden's major tourist destinations, where one can visit the 800 year old castle, buy crystal from the traditional glass works in the region, or drive across the six kilometer long bridge to the beautiful island of Öland. The city is also home to industries, the county municipal administration, schools and shopping centers. Locating the university in the center of Kalmar was a conscious move. Students go about their daily business in the town center, filling it with the buzz of activity, and many students live in close proximity to university buildings.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will not require a residence permit* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.


Academic Program 

The courses within our summer academy originate in Swedish culture and an innovative mindset. They are workshop-oriented and have a strong student focus. Courses are offered on undergraduate and graduate level. All courses are equivalent to 3.75 - 4 credit courses at ASU. Some courses have required pre-requisites.

The combination of lectures and workshops within the student's own course and weekly interdisciplinary sessions for all participants at the academy, provide opportunities for new contacts and cultural insights – both from other students and from local and global business representatives.

The extensive social program will give you enhanced knowledge about Swedish culture and society as well as about the city and its surroundings. It will also serve as a great opportunity for you to get to know your fellow students at the Summer Academy. The program offers organised day-trips and weekend excursions as well as outdoor and sports activities, and cultural events. Optional excursions are also offered in the weekends.

See here for a list of courses offered in the 2019 summer academy.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click Here to view how credits and grades at Linnaeus University will convert to ASU credits and grades. Upon successful completion of this program all credits and grades will be posted to your ASU record and will be factored in your ASU GPA.

Course Level Information

*Course levels are designated on Linnaeus University course syllabi under the header titled 'Progression'.

Linnaeus Progression ASU Level
G1N 100
G1F 200 - 300
G1E 300
G2F 300 - 400
G2E 400
A1N, A1F, A1E, A2E Graduate



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Program Housing

All exchange students are guaranteed accommodation on the condition that the accommodation section of the online exchange application is completed prior to the relevant deadline.

Rooms and apartments are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. This means that those students who submit their complete applications early will be placed first.

The KALMARHEM student accommodations are located at different locations in Kalmar within 5-10 minutes walking and/or biking distance to the university buildings. The KALMARHEM student accommodations include:

  • Single-bed furnished rooms with mostly separate bathrooms, linen, towels. In some dorm rooms bathrooms are shared by two rooms.
  • Access to Internet is included. Bring your own ethernet cable (RJ45) or your own router for wifi.
  • Final cleaning.
  • Kitchen facilities, living room and laundry facilities are placed in the same building and will be shared with other Summer Academy students.

On request from both Swedish and international students, LNU strives to mix students as much as possible. This means nationality, gender and age are taken into consideration when distributing rooms.


Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following fees:

  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • $400 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Carbon Offset Fee*
  • International Travel Service Fee (Including Insurance)*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Summer cost sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the International Travel Service Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration and the Carbon Offset Fee will increase annually (in July) by approximately $2.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Summer Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program



Dates & Deadlines

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.