International Student Teaching Sweden
Umea, Sweden (Outgoing Program)
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall||2021||04/01/2021 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Spring||2022||11/01/2021 **||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.
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|Early Childhood Education, Education|
International Student Teaching - Sweden
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.
AccommodationThe Office of Global Experiences will assist program participants with housing arrangements at Umeå University. Students sometimes stay on campus or at a nearby hostel.
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.
Student Life and Surroundings
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
|Room and Board||2,400|
Financial Aid, Scholarships, and GrantsParticipants 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
- Fill and print out this form: Permission Form to ST Abroad 4-2019.pdf. Follow the instructions exactly as noted on the form!
- Schedule an appointment with the Program Faculty Advisor, Dr. Schulz at SchultTR@uww.edu.
- Schedule an appointment with Dan Colleran, Global Experience Coordinator, Office of Global Experiences, (262) 472-5757, email@example.com.
- 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.
- Schedule a pre-departure orientation meeting with the UW-W Office of Global Experiences by calling Ext. 5759.
Criminal Background ChecksProgram 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.
|Term||Application Deadline||Term Dates|
|Fall Semester||April 1||Late October - Early December|
|Spring Semester||October 15||Mid March - Late April|
UW-W Faculty Advisor
Dr. Tia Schultz
Department of Special Education
Global Experiences Coordinator
205 McCutchan Hall
Tel: 262-472-5757 (direct)
Office of Global Experiences
Student Diversity, Engagement and Success
Student Diversity, Engagement and Success
Tel: 262-472- 5759 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org