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UofSC's exchange program at Jonkoping University (JU) is designed to help American students gain first hand knowledge of Swedish culture and international business practices. The program is located in Jönköping (pop. 120,000), on the southern tip of Lake Vättern, a city with its own culture and feel. Jönköping lies halfway between Stockholm and Copenhagen and is easily accessible from those cities. Situated in the central southern region near the Baltic coast, the area is well known for its engineering skills and entrepreneurial spirit. This region alone is home to 9,600 small and medium-sized businesses and many international companies.
Students will attend Jönköping University which has a student population of 2000; international students make up one quarter of that population. Known for its strong Entrepreneurship program, students will be able to study in the heart of Swedish business and industry. Students attend classes with Swedish and other exchange students from around the world.
Category: 1, no foreign language proficiency requirement, all classes are taught in English
Cost: UofSC resident tuition rates + in-country costs
Requirements: junior standing; International Business major
Students on exchange pay in-state tuition directly to USC and do not pay tuition to Jönköping. All housing, food, and personal expenses are paid by the student in Jönköping. As a smaller city in Sweden, students will find Jönköping is more affordable than Stockholm. Students should plan to budget SEK 6,780–10,280 a month, including housing costs. The actual cost can differ depending on the student’s lifestyle. To get an idea of life on site, you will find on the numbeo website indications on the cost of living in Sweden compared to other countries in the world.
Full-time study at JU equals two courses per quarter (four courses per semester). Students may take a fifth course if it is one of the language courses, Swedish I or Swedish II.
To see courses UofSC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table.
Students have the opportunity for individual travel as well as excursions organized through the program such as tours through Scandinavia and Moose Safaris. Jönköping's great location makes travel to places like Stockholm, Göteborg, and Copenhagen very easy. Golf, skiing, backpacking and canoeing are ideal pastimes in this lush green country.
Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Education Abroad Office for more details.
Students may arrange housing through the university or seek accommodation on their own. The university rents apartments and rooms from the city and private housing companies for its students. Rent usually includes electricity, heating, and water and ranges from 20,000 to 25,000 SEK per month. Housing costs are paid to JU and vary based on location, size, furniture, etc.
Jönköping University's academic calendar is different than UofSC's; the fall semester goes from mid August to mid January. The spring semester extends from mid-January to early June. UofSC IB majors will attend JU during the spring semester only.
During the first week of every semester, JU organizes an induction week for the international students, which is obligatory. This week contains a number of activities such as an introduction to the Swedish language and culture, study visits, presentations of the student unions, and other important organizations at the school.
Students that attend Jönköping University for a semester or for an academic year are required to obtain a Swedish visa prior to departure. The Swedish visa can be applied for online.