Location
  • Sweden
Length
12 - 52 weeks
General grants/scholarships
Health & Safety

Program Details

Timeframe
Academic Year Fall Spring Winter
Housing
Host Family
Language
Swedish
Age Min.
15
Age Max
18

Pricing

Price Details
--Host family accommodations and 3 meals per day
--Medical/Accident insurance
--Support and counseling services from in-country staff
--24-hour emergency support
--Pre-departure cultural orientation
--General Pre-departure Orientation
--Arrival Orientation
--Personal assistance from a Greenheart Travel program manager
--Letter of Recommendation upon request and successful completion of the program
--Optional trip to Gothenburg for Fall and Academic Year participants (pending travel restrictions)
--Optional trip to Stockholm for Spring and Academic Year participants (pending travel restrictions)
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Meals
Jan 08, 2024
Mar 03, 2019
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About Program

Study abroad as a high school student in Sweden with Greenheart Travel! For those who love the outdoors, studying in Sweden is the best place to study abroad! Learn the Swedish language, embrace the culture, and explore the stunning outdoor scenery. Students live with a local host family and attend a local high school for an authentic, full cultural immersion experience.

Program at-a-glance:
-- Host family accommodation provides full language & cultural immersion
-- No previous language experience is required -- beginners welcome!
-- You can choose between trimester, semester or academic year lengths
-- Start dates available in spring or fall
-- *Optional trip to Gothenburg for Fall and Academic Year participants
-- *Optional trip to Stockholm for Spring and Academic Year participants

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

We appreciate that everyone has a unique worldview and value everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, ability, military status, religion, sexual orientation or political view. We are committed to building relationships and ensuring everyone we encounter feels welcomed, respected, and accepted. Greenheart is committed to helping anyone find the best program fit and will go the extra mile to make sure our participants feel safe and supported wherever they end up.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Greenheart Travel welcomes travelers identifying as LGTBQ+, and is committed to helping you find the best program for you. We can provide information on the cultural norms of our destination countries and are prepared to advise you on the best programs based on your needs and interests.
While most of our programs could be a good fit, we also know that certain cultures and countries are more accepting of and prepared to host LGBTQ+ people than others. We are committed to working with LGBTQ+ people to determine which experiences may be the right fit for them. Please reach out if you want to discuss which of our programs might fit you best ahead of applying at travelabroad@greenheart.org or set up a phone call with us here.

Neurodivergent Support

Greenheart works with partners who have varying levels of what is considered "good mental health". While we cannot change their eligibility conditions, we will work with participants to the best of our abilities in order to get them the program placement they want. We encourage you to discuss your specific situation with us directly, before securing these documents.

Accessibility Support

Greenheart Travel welcomes students of varying ability to explore their study abroad options! While resources and support differ from country to country, Greenheart Travel staff work with individual students as needed to find program options that will set students up for success.

Impact

Sustainability

We believe in supporting our travelers to make a positive impact in their communities. The Greenheart Club provides Greenheart Grant funding to alumni projects all over the world.
As the leading eco-friendly exchange organization, we are passionate about helping travelers explore the globe while respecting the environment and cultural heritage of the destinations they explore.

Ethical Impact

Greenheart Travel is a branch of Greenheart International, a Chicago-based organization that connects people and planet to create global leaders through personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, fair trade, and cultural exchange. We provide resources, grants, and experiences to those who want to immerse themselves in another culture and leave it better than when they arrived. Through volunteering, creating relationships and more.

Program Highlights

  • Host family accommodations and meals included in the program fee
  • Medical Insurance and 24/7 Emergency Contact Support
  • Assistance from a personal program manager before, during and after your program
  • No Swedish language requirements required to apply.
  • Forests, Mountains, Skiing, Coastline...that is Sweden!

Program Reviews

4.50 Rating
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  • Growth 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4
  • Housing 3
  • Safety 5
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Fiona
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My time in Gothenburg

Overall my experience being a student of Greenheart travel was a good one. I originally chose them because people were so helpful and kind as I went through the many steps to start my journey. They were always there to answer emails, assure my parents and answer questions we had.
Although, there where some less than positive experiences as well. I was placed in a family where not all members of the family wanted a student in their house, and the family rules seemed to change and get stricter over time. In the end after months of disagreement and at least one meeting with a local coordinator trying to resolve things, I actually got moved to another family after being kicked out. It wasn’t entirely the family’s fault at all, there where situations I handled incorrectly. But in the end when I received a letter of probation for exploring farther than I was supposed they also included completely untrue statements not related to what I did wrong. I feel they greatly misrepresented me, which really hurt.
A solution was found and I was placed in a welcoming, wonderful family that completely changed my experience for the better.
I wouldn't go one way or the other to recommend or not recommend. I would say do your research on multiple programs. The best way being to look at a reviews. See what people say about the rules and the family they where placed with to make a decision.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Flying across the world and dealing with customs and long flights alone was defiantly the most nerve racking.
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Hannah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Life Changing Experience!

By studying abroad I have learned so much about myself and the world. I thank Greenheart Travel everyday not only for the amazing support and help they give me but ultimately for making my dreams come true. Greenheart Travel set me up with an amazing host family in a great town. They made the application process very easy and worked with me every step of the way making everything crystal clear. I HIGHLY recommend using Greenheart Travel for your study abroad experience. Whether it be tech abroad, highschool abroad, volunteering, you name it they have it. Choosing Greenheart Travel will be a choice I guarantee you won't regret.

What would you improve about this program?
More scholarship options
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