Quick Info

  • Uppsala, Sweden
  • Maymester, Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Less Commonly Taught Languages and Cultures, Linguistics
  • : May 3, 2019 - May 29, 2019
  • : $4,799 - In-State / $4,999 - Out-of-State
  • : January 20, 2019
  • : 2.75 GPA, Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record, Open to Non-Pitt Students, Open to students from all campuses and departments


All students on this program enroll in two, 3 credit courses.  All students enroll in the core culture course taught by the Pitt faculty member plus one language course at your level.

Need to fulfill a general education requirement?  We've got courses for that!  Take a look below:

This program fulfills the three International Foreign Culture requirements.

Core Culture Course (all students must enroll in the following course)

 In this course, we will try to understand just how much Swedish society is changing and how it is affecting the country and its citizens. We will explore the political, economic and social ramifications and determine the benefits as well as the problems that arise. Some topics that will be covered are the Welfare State, gender equality, the educational system and linguistic changes. Starting as far back as the Vikings, we will identify beliefs and values that helped shape modern day Sweden and examine if this cultural mindset hinders or help in a multicultural society. We will study traditional Swedish culture and research how the influence of other cultures is changing customs and traditions. See the sample syllabus here.

Language and culture course options:

This course is designed to be an introduction to the Swedish language and culture.  Students will be taught at the beginner's level with a focus on practical Swedish words and phrases.  There will be plenty of opportunities for students to engage in conversation with local Swedes throughout this program.  See the sample syllabus for the course here.

This course is designed for students with previous experience learning the Swedish language.  This course will be highly conversational and will be taught at a combined level based on the students that participate on this program. See the sample syllabus for the course here.

On-Site Faculty And Staff

 Eva Albertsson was born and raised in Kristianstad in southern Sweden, the proximity to the continent perfect for her as she loved to spend her holidays traveling and learning new languages. She graduated from Lund University in 1990 with an MA in Languages Education, teaching English and Swedish. Work assignments moved her and her family to Australia and South Korea among other places until she ended up in Pittsburgh, where she is the Swedish Instructor for the LCTL Center since 2004. After almost 20 years away from Sweden, she still feels like she has two homes – when she is in the US, she goes ‘home’ to Sweden and then back ‘home’ to Pittsburgh. It gives her a unique perspective to observe all the changes Sweden is going through today, as she compares the country she was raised in with the country she comes back to visit today.


Students will be staying in shared accommodations in Uppsala.   

Pricing And Dates

Summer 2019

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$4,799 $4,999
Arrive in Uppsala Depart Uppsala
May 4, 2019 May 29, 2019

* All students are required to attend the mandatory Pre-Departure Bash.  This afternoon long event will cover important topics relevant to study abroad like health, safety, security, and more.  Plus, it will give you the chance to meet other students studying abroad on your programs!  Alumni and staff will also be present to help you start thinking about your goals for the program.

The Pre-Departure Bash for this program will be on: February 1, 2019. 

Your program manager will follow up with more information once you begin your application!

Inclusions & Exclusions

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.

As a part of your program fee, the following are included:

  • Tuition for six credits
  • Shared accommodations in Uppsala for the duration of the program
  • Weekend excursion to Stockholm
  • Day trip to Sigtuna, a historical city with a medieval town center.
  • Day trip to Gamla Uppsala, the original Uppsala.
  • Academic related site visits
  • Cultural programming
  • Local bus pass in Uppsala
  • International travel health insurance

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee $300
  • International airfare
  • International cellular plan (local SIM)
  • Meals and incidentals while abroad

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

  • Sweden operates almost entirely on a cashless basis, students therefore will need to have debit and credit cards with chips for this program.

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Oksana Stalczynski

Walk-In Advising Hours: MWF 2-4 PM

Privet! I'm Oksana Stalczynski and I'm a Program Manager at the Study Abroad Office. I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, was an exchange student and Russian Language Scholar at Reed College in Portland, OR and did a summer language program in Dresden, Germany. A study abroad experience broadens your horizon, grows your circle of friends and improves your career opportunities. That’s why I think everyone should do one!

Feel free to contact me to find out more about study abroad programs at Pitt, and/or to learn/practice some Russian.  Get in touch with me at Oksana.stalczynski@pitt.edu or 412-383-3237!