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Discover Sweden

Sweden is an ideal country to live and study in. Both quiet and dynamic, this Nordic nation is one of the most innovative in the world. It is also renowned for its quality of life and its extremely low crime rate. With five times less inhabitants per square kilometer than France, it is a country for nature lovers and for seekers of quiet spaces.

A dynamic and innovative destination

Sweden is home to many worldly renowned companies such as Ikea, H&M, Volvo, Tetra Pak, as well as Skype and Spotify, just to name a few. Sweden is also an advanced country in terms of sustainable development and environmentalism. Did you know that Sweden is the first country in the world to use more renewable energy than fossil energies?

The Swedish currency is the krona, abbreviated as “Sek.” A krona is about 0,10€. Compared to other Nordic countries, Sweden remains fairly affordable and the cost of living in Sweden is barely any higher than in France.

 

A country easy to adapt to

Sweden is accessible from France and the rest of Europe by train or plane. Everybody speaks English which makes adaptation and communication easier for international students. Moreover, Sweden is one of the safest countries in the world: beyond an extremely low crime rate, risks of natural disasters are also minimal.

 

A rich culture and a trendy lifestyle

Sweden is certainly one of the trendiest European countries. Swedes are known for their sharp sense of style: streets in Stockholm look like Fashion Week runway shows. Design lovers will rejoice; whether it is in the capital or in other cities, the houses, cafés, bars and restaurants all seem to come right out of an interior design magazine.

Sweden is also home to a prolific music scene of eclectic genres: from ABBA to Robyn and from Swedish House Mafia to Europe. Last but not least, the country has numerous historical sites such as the medieval port of Visby. The Viking heritage and the remains of their great civilization can be discovered throughout the country.

Nature and the great outdoors

Swedish landscapes are totally unique and completely mesmerizing. There is nothing like Sweden! Its great empty plains, its lakes and rivers will seduce nature lovers and outdoors enthusiasts. This is the ideal country to go trekking or cycling. In the northern part of the country, the Swedish Lapland, the sun does not set between the end of May and mid-July. In the winter, this is where the most beautiful northern lights appear.

 

Ten things to do in Sweden:

  • Go shopping in Stockholm
  • Visit the Goteborg and Stockholm archipelagoes
  • See the northern lights in Swedish Lapland
  • Try out a Swedish sauna
  • Taste a Renstek and some Älggryta
  • Trek in the heart of the Abisko National Park
  • Discover the Liseberg Nojespark amusement park and its Christmas market
  • Walk along the canals of Stockholm
  • Count all 400 windmills of the Island of Öland

 

For more information on our programs in Sweden, get in touch with a member of the Study Experience team.

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