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  • Locations: Umea, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission 03/20/2025 05/01/2025
Fall 2024 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

International Student Teaching - Sweden

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1st Application Permission Form to ST Abroad 2-2023.docx

Student teaching in Sweden is an opportunity for students in Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence (Elementary) Education, Music Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education to complete four weeks of directed teaching in Umeå, Sweden. A program agreement between Umeå
University and the College of Education and Professional Studies is designed so that students enroll in the course "Teaching and Learning within the Swedish School System"at Umeå University. This course is composed of International student teachers who are participating in the Sweden Student Teaching Program. Enrolled students study the Swedish School System along with exposure of school systems from across the globe as shaped by course participants and their home country. Student teachers are placed in placements that meet their program/Licensure requirements. Students list their major on the Umeå University application and are assigned placements based on their identified major. Once students submit the Student Teaching Abroad Application form, the Subject Area Coordinator (SAC) of each student candidate will be contacted for final approval.

Student teacher placement typically occurs at the same grade level/subject area as the Wisconsin assignment. Placements are available at the early childhood, elementary and secondary levels. Participants will student teach in Umeå for 6-8 weeks during either the fall or spring semester.


The Office of Global Experiences will assist program participants with housing arrangements at Umeå University. Students sometimes stay on campus or at a nearby hostel.

Student Life and Surroundings

The campus and city of Umeå create a vibrant and welcoming environment for exchange students. Living in the student corridors and participating in the Buddy Program allow exchange students to form connections with both Swedish and international students.  The International Office and other student services around the university are committed to supporting international students, leading to high levels of student satisfaction. The campus’s state-of-the-art sports and fitness center, IKSU, houses a wide range of facilities, including a climbing wall, indoor beach volleyball courts, and ski rentals. IKSU is the largest fitness facility in Europe and a popular gathering place for students.

With a population of 80,000 and counting, Umeå is the largest and fastest-growing city in northern Sweden. Its large student population of over 30,000 makes it a vibrant university town, and as the European Capital of Culture in 2014, Umeå is home to a variety of museums, film and music festivals, and professional sports teams, such as soccer and ice hockey. The city of Umeå is easily navigable on foot, second-hand bicycle, or public transportation. Umeå is connected to Stockholm, as well as the rest of Europe, by reasonably-priced flights as well as bus and train networks,


Estimated Cost of Program

Program Fee 275
Room and Board 2,400
Round-Trip Airfare 1,600
CISI Insurance 100
Travel Documents 150
Miscellaneous Expenses 500
Total $5,025

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Grants

Participants in the Student Teaching in Sweden program are financial-aid eligible. Students can pick up the application forms in the Office of Global Experiences. After filling out an application, an appointment will need to take place with Financial Aid (262-472-1130) about the student's financial need.

For information about study abroad scholarships, the Wisconsin State Grant for Study Abroad, and for deadlines and application procedures click here.

Program Requirements and Application Procedures

  1. Fill and print out this form: Permission Form to ST Abroad 2-2023.docx Follow the instructions exactly as noted on the form!
  2. Schedule an appointment with the Program Faculty Advisor, Dr. Schulz at
  3. Schedule an appointment with Han Ngo, Global Experience Coordinator, Office of Global Experiences, (262) 472-5757,
  4. Program participants must enroll in CIGENRL 470 Student Teaching Seminar if they are a C&I Major or SPECED 498 if they are a Special Ed major.
  5. Schedule a pre-departure orientation meeting with the UW-W Office of Global Experiences by calling Ext. 5759.

Criminal Background Checks

Program participants are required to complete a criminal Background Check as part of the Program application process. Participants must present the original Criminal Background Report to Umeå University officials upon arrival in Sweden; a copy of the Criminal Background Report will be sent to Umeå University during the program application process.

Key Dates

Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Fall Semester March 1 Late October - Early December
Spring Semester October 1 Mid March - Late April
*Students who intend to participate in this program must notify Tia Schultz at prior to applying.



UW-W Faculty Advisor
Dr. Tia Schultz
Department of Special Education
Winther 5054
Tel: 262-472-5375

Global Experiences Coordinator
Han Ngo
205 McCutchan Hall
Tel: 262-472-5757 (direct)
         262-472-5759 (appointments)
Center for Global Education
Tel: 262-472- 5759 Email: