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.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!