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 is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.