Uppsala International Summer Session Participant Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Recommended!

UISS was a great experience. The program is so well organised and the teachers I had were engaging and helpful. The social and cultural events were a great introduction to 'normal' life in Sweden, as well as all the fun, yet sometimes strange Scandinavian traditions. :)
The accommodation I had was very comfortable. Staying in student accommodation in Uppsala was cool way to meet local students and the communal corridor, kitchen and showers were well equipped and always tidy. The day excursions and the longer trips away were great too (Värmland definitely being a highlight).
I felt my Swedish improve immensely after 9 weeks at UISS and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for a fantastic and immersive language learning experience.

Program: Uppsala International Summer Session

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

Lived up to the name!

Really enjoyed the experience and the courses were great! I went there to learn Swedish and was impressed by how intensive it was. Thought the days could have been a little bit shorter to allow you to recover for the next day but apart from that it never stopped! Met so many nice people and had a great time. Would do again in a couple of years.

Program: Uppsala International Summer Session

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

Body and mind apart

I signed in for the 3-week Summer programme with the idea to improve my Swedish, which was important to me as a (former) student at the Scandinavian studies department. Three weeks later, not only my Swedish jumped from level B2 to C1; I had 7 new friends! I had the pleasure to spend my days with people from all around Europe: We used to study together, eat together and have fun together on weekends. They became my linguistic family and I was deeply sad when I had to go back home and leave them. Now, after more than 6 months have passed, we still keep in touch (We write letters to each other, mostly in Swedish).
My August in Uppsala was not only a language course. It was a thrilling and intense experience I will always carry in my heart. In fact, I often catch myself bringing back memories from Sweden or talking to a friend I met there, in my thoughts (of course, in Swedish :)). And this I do while walking along the streets of Sofia.

Program: Uppsala International Summer Session

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

An amazing life experience

UISS is a program where you can learn Swedish and and live an outstanding experience. I didn't want to leave and wish I could have stayed there with all the wonderful people I met.
I couldn't thank the staff and Nelleke enough !
This trip is engraved in my heart :)

Program: Uppsala International Summer Session

Overall Rating

6 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Facilities

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health & Safety

    8

Great experience

This program was excellent. I could learn not only language(Swedish) but art, culture and more even though my English skill is not good. We can make friend coming all over the world. I recommend someone who wants to enter the UISS.

Program: Uppsala International Summer Session

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    6

  • Facilities

    5

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Second time at UISS

My second time at UISS was very fun, although I felt like socially lacking out a bit in the three-week-program in comparison to the longer sessions. I you have a choice I suggest you opt for the six- or nine-week-program for the best experience.

Program: Uppsala International Summer Session

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Home away from home

This program is everything that it claims to be. It is great place to learn to speak and write in Swedish, immerse yourself in Swedish culture, and have a lot fun at the same time. The first time I went into the program, I initially signed up for the 6 week program. I ended up loving it so much that I decided to stay for an additional 3 weeks. I also decided to go back a second time two years later. This is because I had so much fun getting to know the people who run the program and the other students. On top of that, Swedish improved drastically through the program. When I first started off, I barely knew a word in Swedish. But after a couple of weeks, I was able to start saying phrase and have some basic understanding. Now, I am able to hold a basic conversation. Going into this program was one of best decisions I have ever made and I hope I will get to go back again. Uppsala and this program have a special place in my heart and and it feels like my home away from home. I would highly recommend participating in the program if you want to improve your Swedish and make some great friends in the process.

Program: Uppsala International Summer Session

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Facilities

    9

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

Sweden is just like Astrid Lindgren books

Really good program. I liked the fact it was a total inversion program. The afternoon session which dealt with Swedish politics was fantastic, especially all the guest speakers. I am looking forward to next year ;)

Program: Uppsala International Summer Session

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

The best course

I met a lot of friends and incredibles persons. In fact, nowadays I talk with a lot of persons that I met during the course. I only stayed in Uppsala for 3 weeks but I learnt a lot about Swedish culture. It were ones of the best days in my life.

Program: Uppsala International Summer Session

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Facilities

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Great cultural experience and would love to go back!

UISS is a fantastic program and I would highly recommend it for anyone who is looking to improve their Swedish but also learn more about the Swedish culture and meet like-minded people. I had a wonderful three weeks there, and came away with some very special memories, friendships and a far greater understanding of the Swedish language. The extra curricular activities are something that really program from others, and the teaching staff are also of the highest quality. Would highly recommend!

Program: Uppsala International Summer Session