Uppsala International Summer Session in Uppsala Each year about 225 students and professionals take part in our Uppsala International Summer Session (UISS) to take advantage of an opportunity to learn Swedish in Sweden. The UISS teaches all classes at Vuxenskolan, a modern facility in the centre of Uppsala. We teach Swedish language at all levels as well as courses related to Swedish culture, history and society. An extensive activity program is offered as well.
The Uppsala International Summer Session is a non-profit foundation. Any profit goes towards the scholarship fund. The teachers are all highly qualified and have previous experience in teaching Swedish. Next to a regular degree in teaching Swedish, they are specialized in teaching Swedish as a foreign language. Learn more..
Swedish at all levels, from complete beginners to very advanced, level A, B and C according to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages, learning, teaching and assessment (CEF)
Additional courses related to Swedish culture, history and society, such as Swedish History, The Arts in Sweden, Sweden, from the Cradle to the Grave, a 21st century Welfare State, Swedish Film, Modern Swedish Literature, Musical Theater, Swedish Pop Music, The Modern Swedish Society. Some of these courses are taught in English, some in Swedish.
Certificates and Diplomas
A certificate will be issued at the end of the course, provided the student has completed all the required work with good results.
Teachers will make use of excellent study books, especially written for the higher educated participant learning Swedish. Also, we will make use of audio/visual equipment. Most of the study books come with a web based CD, so it is handy if the students bring their own laptops.
The UISS teaches Swedish according to the direct method. This means that we aim at speaking Swedish even in the beginning classes. Where needed teachers will offer a short explanation in English, but we prefer speaking Swedish as much as possible.
Social and Cultural Activities
Our regular excursions and activities allow our students to visit sites around Sweden and to experience Swedish culture, history, and society first hand. Every Friday there are day-long field trips to interesting places. Weoffer also three longer weekend trips, to Helsinki, Lapland and Värmland at an extra cost. Additionally, evening activities include sports, films, entertainment, lectures and intercultural gatherings.
In Uppsala, almost all single rooms and apartments will be in the dormitories at Studentvägen or Sturegatan. Apartments may also be elsewhere. Please indicate the lodging of your choice on your application form.
Excursions and Visits
When learning a language it is equally important to learn about the culture, the history and the society in which the language is embedded. In the UISS program we offer a lot of extra-curricular activities during the week in order to acquaint our students with Swedish customs and traditions, the Swedish culture and society. Also excursions to various parts of the country on Fridays are an integral part of the course and allow students to experience the diversity of cultures, traditions and landscapes within Sweden.