Swedish Culture, Leisure and Sports

7.5 credits

This course is offered to international students who want to become acquainted with Swedish culture and sports.

The main idea is to introduce students to Swedish culture by combining theoretical aspects with direct experience and to use sports and leisure as a reference point of such experiences. As the course will include a lot of physical activities, team building and outdoor experiences, relatively few traditional lectures are offered. Besides the experience-based learning approach, comparing the different experiences and perspectives of a culturally mixed student group, is another important learning tool in this course.

It is an advantage if you have experience of sports and/or coaching in sports in your own country. The course is especially suitable for students in Culture and Sports or students in teacher training who would like to know more about Swedish culture through typically Swedish sports and leisure activities.

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.

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Build your own degree

Did you know that you can combine single-subject courses to build your own degree? In this way, you can design your own degree based on your interests and the career you are aiming for. This does not apply to all courses so make sure to check with a study counsellor at the faculty. Learn more about how you can build your own degree and become unique on the labour market.