Study Abroad Program Overview
Experience a wonderful time of year in Scandinavia! The language and culture program thoroughly enhances your intercultural skills as well as your cultural understanding and awareness of the world. Folkuniversitetet is a language school in Lund with more than 35 years of experience in delivering superior teaching in the areas of cultural understanding and awareness. This program can be taken for the summer only or as an introduction to either the fall semester or academic year programs at Lund University. The language and culture program enriches your cultural experience and provides access to additional academic opportunities during the year.
Students attend classes with international students.
Language of Instruction
Go to the Participants
section to see current or past calendars.
mid-June to early August
Inside a Typical Dorm
You will live in one of the large, modern student complexes with UC, Swedish, and international students. The single rooms are usually larger than typical UC dorm rooms and kitchens and common living spaces are shared. More Information on Housing
Exterior View of a Dorm
See these short video clips made by former students for a closer look at Lund housing:
The city of Lund is known as a major center for culture in Sweden. There are many cultural and social events open to students year-round. Participating in these events, particularly around the arrival date, is a good way to meet other students at Lund University and to learn about Lund and the south of Sweden. Traditionally, there are also excursions within Sweden as well as organized trips to other European countries. Events are generally posted at the student union, Nations, and the international student offices. The Study Center has further information about these current events and cultural activities.
Lund is home to student groups known as Nations. There are 13 of these social groups, each representing a different area of Sweden (Helsingkrona Nation, Smålands Nation, Lunds Nation, etc.). Most Nations are active throughout the summer and offer social events, courses, excursions, and entertainment. Activities are open to both members and nonmembers and are an excellent means for making social contacts and joining activities. You can visit the Nation offices for information about activities.
Volunteer opportunities may be available during the summer.
UCEAP students are supported by UC's network of UCEAP offices at every UC campus and partnerships with UCEAP host universities throughout the world. Staff in Lund will help you integrate into the local culture and provide assistance with academics, housing, safety, and other issues.
See the UCEAP Program Guide
for program-specific details about host institutions, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; internships, research, & independent study; units, exams, and grades; orientation; housing; and information about the intensive language program (if applicable).
Courses focus on language acquisition and cultural immersion. The program offers course work at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Swedish is used in the classroom from the start in order to develop your competence in all aspects of the language, including reading, writing, grammar, and conversation. You will take two courses worth 5.0 quarter/3.3 semester UC units each on this program.
Use the following resources to learn about courses on UCEAP:
You will take a full-time course of study while abroad. 10 quarter/6.6 semester UC units are required; two courses.
Internships, Research, and Independent Study
Internships, research, and independent study for academic credit are not available for this program.
The summer Language and Culture program is run by Folkuniversitetet. The curriculum includes field trips, guest lectures, and social activities to introduce you to Swedish culture and society, and to Sweden’s role in Scandinavia and Europe.
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.
* Estimates do not include Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.
1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.
All fees are subject to change without notice.
These expenses are estimated for 2015-16. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2015-16 payment information, visit the Participants Portal
and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include non-resident supplemental tuition. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay the same non-resident fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
- Pre-Departure expenses (residence permit, etc.)
- Round-trip airfare
- UC fees
- Tuition at host institution
- On-site orientation
- Room and board
- Program activities
- Books and other incidental expenses
- Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.
UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
Study abroad scholarships for Sweden
American Women’s Club in Sweden
The American Women’s Club in Sweden annually awards a travel grant to an American woman studying in Sweden. Find out more
Standard Filter Corporation: Swedish Educational and Cultural Honorarium
This honorarium is offered to students studying in Sweden (and to students studying Swedish educational and cultural activities in the US) and provides one $4,400 award annually, although in exceptional cases, the amount may be split between two equally worthy applicants. Find out more
Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate
2.50 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.
All applicants must also have:
- Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
- Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
- A willingness to abide by program regulations.
- Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements.
Application Information and Deadlines
Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.
Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.
For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.
These are minimum requirements. Your Campus EAP Office determines selection and final admission.
Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines: