Year: Attend high school in Sweden for one full year while living with a host family and experiencing this progressive and beautiful country. With Sweden's vastly changing landscape from the Arctic Circle down to the shores of Denmark, there are unique advantages to nearly every city and town in the country. In the north, you will experience the famous midnattsol, or Midnight Sun, in the warm months. And in the south, you will be see sparkling canals and inlets in every direction. In general, Swedes are very sports-minded. Skiing, ice hockey and bandy (related to hockey) are all popular in the colder months, and in the warmer months they do just about everything they can outside. Depending on your age, you will either be placed in the last year of junior high (grade 9), or in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of gymnasieskola (secondary school). You will most likely attend a public school. Most classes are structured for lecturing with occasionally classroom discussion.
AFS-USA Grants & Scholarships
The opportunity to study abroad should be available to everyone, regardless of their financial means. Annually, we award scholarships to about half of our study abroad students.