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Uppsala International Summer Session

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Uppsala International Summer Session

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Uppsala International Summer Session

Uppsala International Summer Session is a non-profit foundation that annually offers summer courses in the Swedish language, culture, history and society for 2, 3, 6 and

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Uppsala International Summer Session Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

An excellent summer

The nine weeks I spent at the Uppsala International Summer Session last summer were superb. I loved being immersed in Swedish culture and in an international community. The program offered rich opportunities to experience Sweden, including performances, events, day trips, and weekend outings. The staff were helpful, competent, and supportive. However, the most important thing to me was the quality of the language instruction. I went to UISS hoping to learn as much Swedish as I could over a summer. I could not have been happier with the quality of the Swedish classes I took, with highly trained instructors, and outstanding materials.

Program: Uppsala International Summer Session

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

A great experience!

I had a spännande time at the UISS!
Teachers, staff, accommodation and Uppsala are all GREAT! And my Swedish has improved A LOT! I will definitely be back this summer!

Vi ses snart allihopa!

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Program: Uppsala International Summer Session

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Amazing and very useful

I came for a 6-week study of Swedish, but I felt so happy and enjoyable, that I told myself "No, you can't go away now because you will envy all the students that rest" ..so I prolonged my study till the end of the program. Now it's December but I still remember every day of the program! I really learned Swedish, I met nice people, I knew a lot of Sweden. Now I count days to come back, and even FIFA Mondial 2018 in my native country Russia can't be better that UISS! Love every teacher, every staff person, every student!

Program: Uppsala International Summer Session

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Take a leap into the unknown

There is no better way to break the monotony of typical vacation days. The classes are varied and interesting so you do not have to muster the energy to get up every morning. No administrative hurdles, very helpful staff and a lot of people from all over the world to get to know. It is definitely an unparalleled opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone.

Program: Uppsala International Summer Session

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Amazing and fruitful experience

I have tried learning Swedish unsuccessfully with some of those apps and online courses that teach you mainly close to meaningless sentences as ‘the dog loves cornflakes’ or ‘grandma is running’.
It was useful for perhaps learning some words and detach a little from the ground level, but as we all know, the real deal is to be in loco and get accustomed to a language while living and interact with real people.
So I decided to look around on the internet for possible solutions to be squeezed into my holidays.
9 weeks was exactly what I was pointing to, in order to maximize the results.
ACCOMMODATION SOLUTIONS IN SWEDEN
Sweden is an expensive country and on one hand rather bureaucratically hostile when it comes to accommodations for people without a person-number (their sort of ID and tax all-in-one number) and also very expensive, especially when it comes to temporary private accommodation solutions.
As a matter of fact, the formula ‘all inclusive’ was indeed what took my attention first, and I believe everyone should be after that.
Doing the math, considering hours of teaching, previous reviews, accommodation etcetera, it looked like a very honest price for Sweden and the only course with this length and options which could make it worth to take such a step. But looking around, there are actually very few alternatives.
I sent my application and decided to invest in that course during my summer vacations.
The whole organization is super efficient, flexible and impossible for anyone to get into trouble. Before and after the start of the course all inquiries are processed and problems solved. The director of the course is a catalyst for problems and her experience makes them dissolve even before bothering to find a solution.
PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
Before arrival, the entire main logistical info is sent in due time by e-mail. Given the fact that I had a particularly difficult situation with payments to foreign banks, I had plenty of email exchanges with the staff before admission and I did receive answers promptly, once even 3 minutes after my inquiry. And I am being serious.
ARRIVAL
The accommodation was the first thing I came in touch with. It is located in a perfect central area with a building fully equipped with everything. It was so well equipped I didn’t even use all the stuff I could have used.
My room was just what I wanted and needed, equipped with also a tv I never used + a dvd player, an in-room kitchen used 5 – 6 times which was just spot on in case for a day or two one doesn’t feel like cooking in the common kitchen.
All students are provided with prefixed student cards that will allow them to enter the local student unions.

Program: Uppsala International Summer Session

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