Spring 2017 Participant
While attending classes at Uppsala University was a great experience, I found that simply living in Sweden was the most rewarding experience. I enjoyed seeing a different approach to student life and meeting people from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities.
Fall 2017 Participant
One of the most rewarding things I found was having to re-learn everything you take for granted while at home. Doing simple things like grocery shopping, catching a bus, or ordering food can be intimidating at first but figuring out, even the simple things, feels like accomplishment and boosts your self esteem.
Sara J Trupiano, Spring 2017 Participant
I found the housing and living on my own to be most rewarding. The housing I choose in Uppsala was Flogsta, which means I had my own room and bathroom but shared a kitchen with 12 people. Because I lived on my own and had to cook all of my meals (and learned how to cook with Swedish labeled ingredients), I felt I grew a lot as a person and learned how to live independently.