This exchange for U of A undergraduates from the Walton College and College of Engineering is located in Jönköping, Sweden. Jönköping University (JU) in Sweden is a young, outward-looking and progressive school that prepares students and professionals for an international career. As a student at JU, you bring your own personality to the diverse mix of students. In return, you get a unique educational and personal experience with a global perspective for an ever-changing world. JU has an entrepreneurial focus and close cooperation with the business world. In fact, one in ten JU students start up their own business during their studies.
You will be largely independent during your exchange, but an important part of student life in Jönköping is meeting new people and relaxing with friends. In Jönköping there are plenty of things to do when you need a break from your studies.
Student Guide for Exchange Students
The midnight sun, the snowbound winters, meatballs, herring, Vikings and Volvos, ABBA and the Hives - whatever your pre-existing notions about Sweden may be, a visit to this multifaceted country is bound to both confirm and confound them. A stroll through the Swedish countryside will often lead to a picnic on some ancient king’s burial mound. But Sweden’s days as a warlike nation are long gone. Instead, its domestic and international policies serve as models of neutrality and consensus-building. This is, after all, the birthplace of the Nobel Peace Prize. Travelers today are more likely to be slayed by visions of pastoral beauty - intense green countryside, impenetrable forests, little red cottages atop remote islands and, everywhere, Sweden’s famously clear blue water.
That’s not to say all the excitement ended thousands of years ago - far from it. While tradition reigns in places like Dalarna in the Swedish heartland and the Sami territory up north, much of Sweden today buzzes with a more contemporary energy (think IKEA, H&M, Absolut Vodka). Travelers come to Sweden as much for the flash clubs and ground-breaking new restaurants as they do for wilderness hikes and visits to wooden-horse factories.
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sweden#ixzz2fZTL2Tds
This educational experience allows U of A undergraduates from the College of Engineering and the Walton College of Business to experience the Scandinavian perspective on engineering, business and culture for a semester or year, while keeping on track to graduate from the U of A. Students interested in management, economics and finance will find a variety of courses to choose from.
Engineering options are available for civil, computer science, industrial and mechanical majors.
A list of courses can be found on the JU website at http://ju.se/en/study-at-ju/exchange/jonkoping-international-business-school/courses-for-exchange-students.html
. Business students must have completed the WCOB pre-business core classes in order to be considered for this program. Students can also find a list of courses that the Walton College has predetermined for this exchange here: http://walton.uark.edu/global/course-equivalencies.php
Students will be assessed U of A tuition and fees for 15 credit hours during each semester they study abroad on this exchange. Additionally, students are responsible for their round-trip airfare, housing, meals, local transportation, books, passport, student visa, and personal expenses. The independent nature of this program allows students to determine their own extracurricular activities, leaving flexibility not only in free time but also in the budget.
Click on the Budget above for a break-down of expected costs.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students. Students receiving a Pell grant should look into the Gilman International Scholarship
. And all students should read through our scholarship page
for more info on funding opportunities and deadlines. Additionally, in most cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid
to help finance your semester in Sweden.
All new international students are guaranteed accommodation, provided that they apply for accommodation correctly and announce their arrival in time. There is a general housing shortage in Jönköping, hence, in competition with Swedish students it can be difficult to find housing by yourself. Students will be presented with accommodation upon arrival; unfortunately the accommodation office will be unable to provide this information in advance. This is due to the fact that administrative changes can sometimes be made until the final days before the students arrive. Jönköping University is located in the city Centre. The accommodation alternatives that are offered to international students are all located within 30 minutes travel by public transport from the university.