North Central College - Naperville, IL


Linnaeus University in Växjö and Kalmar, Sweden

Fall Term


NCC student, Stephen Kossak, studied abroad at Linnaeus University during fall 2015


Program Overview

Linnaeus University is the second largest university in southern Sweden, located about 3.5 hours by train from Stockholm and two hours from Copenhagen with campuses in Växjö and Kalmar. Växjö has a full range of cultural life in its museums, theater, cathedral and concert hall. It is the center of the area known as the Kingdom of Crystal since many world-class glassworks are located there. Kalmar, one of the oldest cities in the nation, is located on the southeast coast of Sweden. Students have full access to a curriculum in humanities, social sciences, media and design, education, peace and development studies, and European/Scandinavian studies all taught in English, as well as Swedish language studies. Courses in computer science, information systems, math, mechanical engineering, physics, business and economics are also available.

Linnaeus University webpage



Junior or senior standing; GPA 3.0 preferred.



Students earn usually 12 credits per term, however, this varies depending on courses chosen and length of stay. A list of available courses taught in English can be found here.


Housing and Meals

Students live in campus housing

Meals: meals are not included in program fees. Students prepare their own meals in a shared kitchen, eat at university cafeterias and at local restaurants.


Estimated Costs

Students pay North Central College tuition and room and board to the host institution. Students are personally responsible for paying airfare, health insurance, departure tax, books, extra personal travel and spending money, as these items are not included in room and board fees. North Central College financial aid does apply.




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Last Updated:  October 2016