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Field Trips for Växjö / Kalmar, Sweden

Semester and Yearlong Program Field Trips

USAC students are welcome to become full members of the Linnaeus International Students’ organization, which arranges excursions, international evenings, and many other intercultural activities. For a small fee, students also join the Student Union, which organizes social, educational, and cultural activities and trips. The Student Union also has an International Student Life Coordinator that is working full time to assist international students in all sorts of issues.

Summer Program Field Trips

Summer students are encouraged to participate in field trips as well. Dates and destinations may change at the discretion of the Host University, although, the following field trips are typically offered through the Linnaeus University Summer Academy.

Öland – the Island of the Sun and of the Winds

Explore the beauty of Öland as you visit the Gråborg Castle, the largest ancient castle in the city. Visit the Alvaret, a flat limestone plain with very unique landscaping, the Royal Farm, the Ornithological Station and the Lighthouse Långe Jan. Enjoy picturesque views as you enjoy your fika (lunch coffee break) and take in the beautiful scenery.

Småland I – Kingdon of Chrystal

Venture on a trip to the Kingdom of Crystal and also stop at a moose park, the Kosta Boda and visit the Målerås Glassworks. All locations include guided tours, shopping time and entrance fees to each sites attraction. Experience all that Småland has to offer, all while taking in the breathtaking scenery and nature.

Småland II – IKEA through the ages and Carl Linnaeus

Take a day trip through the scenic province of Småland, often referred to as the true Sweden. Experience the magnificent scenery of lakes, highlands, and woods before arriving in Råshult, the birthplace of scientist Carl Linnaeus. He is often referred to as the father of taxonomy and his system for naming, ranking and classifying organisms is still widely used. Explore IKEA “Through the Ages” and its retrospective exhibition on the history behind IKEA. Enjoy a short stop and visit in Växjö and tour Linnaeus University before returning back to campus.

Stockholm – In My Heart

This three day tour will take you to the capital of Sweden. Take a guided tour through Stockholm’s Castle and visit the maritime Vasa Museum where you can explore the 17th century warship, the Vasa. You can explore the city on your own, but will also have the opportunity to have a look at the Gay Pride Festival that will also be occurring around the time of the tour. On the way back enjoy a visit to the traditional and well preserved village of Stensjö By.

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring: Open

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer: Opens 9/1
Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1
Spring: Opens 9/1


Minimum GPA: 3.0

Minimum class standing:

Summer: Sophomore

Semester: Junior

Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application

Program Type




Program Capacity

Summer: 30 students

Semester: 20 students


English | Swedish

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