Attending high school in Sweden and living with a host family will provide you with an ideal opportunity to learn the language, make lots of new friends, and expand your horizons. You’ll be totally immersed in Swedish society and really get a feel for what it’s like to be a teenager in a completely different environment from the one you’re used to. Get ready for an adventure unlike any other!
Things to know
At Easter (not to be confused with Halloween!) children in Sweden dress up like witches with brooms and go door to door with their friends to collect candy. Swedes are generally calm and collected and they dislike confrontation, it’s a good place to work on your diplomacy skills! After school kids often go to youth centers, called fritis, where they can play games, hang out with their friends, or do homework until their parents get back from work.
Your High School in Sweden
School in Sweden begins in mid-August and goes until mid-June. The day generally begins at 8AM and ends around 3 or 4PM, though the class schedule varies between programs. Your school schedule will be determined based on your interests and the classes you’ve already taken. Swedish schools offer a wide variety of programs but some of the most common are Natural Science and Social Science. No matter what your schedule focuses on, you’ll take Swedish, Mathematics, and English.