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
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.