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.
Växjö is the "capital" of Kronoberg County in southeastern Sweden. The city is situated 250 kilometres northeast of Copenhagen and 420 kilometres southwest of Stockholm. Växjö is located in the province of Småland, also known as the Kingdom of Crystal, as some of the world's finest glassworks like Kosta Boda and Orrefors are located here. Växjö is surrounded by a beautiful countryside. Forests, lakes and rivers make Småland an attractive area for those who love outdoor activities. Växjö itself is a modern city more than 80,000 inhabitants. Växjö has excellent sports facilities and a concert hall, theater, museums and cinemas ensure a rich cultural life. If you are staying in Växjö, you will also stay in a city which has been declared “the Greenest City in Europe” because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.
U.S. citizens will require a visa* 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.
Linnaeus University is a modern, international university with the emphasis on the desire for knowledge, creative thinking and practical innovations. For us, the focus is on proximity to our students, but also on the world around us and the future ahead.
At most Swedish universities, students can choose between applying for study program that entail one 30-credit full-semester course, or to make a combined application for several freestanding single subject courses.
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.
|Linnaeus Progression||ASU Level|
|G1F||200 - 300|
|G2F||300 - 400|
|A1N, A1F, A1E, A2E||Graduate|
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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.
On request from both Swedish and international students, we strive to mix students as much as possible. This means nationality, gender and age are taken into consideration when distributing rooms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet Academic Year Cost Sheet or 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.
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
Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2020||09/15/2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed