Program Details

AFS offers a year program to destinations throughout Sweden. AFS is currently offering hundreds of scholarships for students flexible with their country choice and ready for an adventure.

Stretching more than 1,200 miles from its northern reaches
Location:
Stockholm, Sweden
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
AFS (formerly the American Field Service) is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world. We've been exchanging students throughout the world for 60 years. That is six decades of history and experience in international education with an exemplary record of safety, security, and service to students, parents, and educators.

AFS Mission: AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership.

AFS offers a year program to destinations throughout Sweden. AFS is currently offering hundreds of scholarships for students flexible with their country choice and ready for an adventure.

Stretching more than 1,200 miles from its northern reaches in the Arctic Circle to its southern tip that is parallel with Denmark, Sweden encompasses a wealth of natural beauty.... In Sweden, most extra curricular activities are found outside of school. Although there are some activities which may be found within schools. The grading system in Sweden is much different compared to the typical letter grading system in the U.S. Take a look at the grading system to see how you will be graded in the future. Outstanding: MVG Good:VG Average:G Poor:- Failing:IG

Colleges recommend high school study abroad experiences - as these programs provide the opportunity to develop confidence and self-reliance before pursuing higher education. In addition, after exploring the world you may have a clearer vision of what you'd like to study in college. As a result, you may spend less time switching majors, which means you'll save time and money. An exchange program also boosts college applications and gives you an immediate advantage when applying for scholarships.

Plus, the language skills you develop on an AFS program might exempt you from required language courses, thus enabling you to finish college sooner. Some students have received as much as 18 hours language credit-almost enough to provide a minor in language and a huge financial savings when you figure the cost of credits.
Setting Description:
Sweden offers forests covering more than half of the country, numerous large rivers, and the longest coastline in Europe. Consequently, outdoor activities are very popular. Most of the population lives in small rural towns, and while the major cities are populous and modern, they retain some of their ancient charm with pockets of medieval streets and architecture. Traditional festivities include celebrations of nature, most notably the return of spring. And during the summer in the North of Sweden, you will experience the sun not going down at all-known as the midnattssol (midnight sun). When you arrive in Stockholm, you'll attend a 2-3 day orientation where you'll meet other AFS Exchange Students, learn about Sweden, and begin learning Swedish.

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