Study in Sweden!
The USAC program is located at Chiang Mai University (CMU), a university recognized throughout Southeast Asia for its high academic standards. Founded under a Royal Charter in 1964 by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, CMU was the first institution of higher education in Northern Thailand. With an enrollment of 40,000 students, CMU is comprised of four campuses. CMU hosts the USAC program on the SuanSak campus, located approximately five km west of the city center.
LocationVäxjö is the capital of the Kronoberg region in southeastern Sweden. The Kalmar campus is located on Sweden’s Baltic Coast, opposite the island of Öland. The Växjö (pronounced Veck-quh) / Kalmar program offers the opportunity to enroll at Linnaeus University’s Växjö campus or 75 miles away at the Kalmar campus in a wide range of courses taught in English; both cities provide easy access to enjoy the lakes, forests, trails, and countryside of southeast Sweden.
- Fall Semester: Late August to Mid January
- Spring Semester: Mid January to Early June
- Summer Semester: Early July to Mid August
Students will stay in off camps apartments with other visiting students.
Program CostsPaid to Appalachian State
|1USAC Tuition||See USAC||See USAC|
|2USAC Housing||See USAC||See USAC|
|3OIED Program Development Fee||$200||$200|
2Housing is charged at the USAC rate.
3The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Estimated Additional Costs
|USAC Application Fee||$100||$100|
|1USAC Confirmation Deposit||$500||$500|
|Refundable Housing Deposit||$250||$250|
|Airfare||$1500 - $1900||$1500 - $1900|
|Meals||$1200 - $1600||$250 - $350|
|2Personal Expenses||$600 - $1200||$200 - $400|
|Books and Materials||$380 - $500||$80|
|Local Transportation||$150 - $300||$30 - $50|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||$155||NA|
|3Appalachian Student Health Insurance||$1110||NA|
|4Personal Travel and Spending||$500 - $1000||$200 - $500|
2Personal living expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
3Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
4Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: Fall, Spring, Academic Year, Summer.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
USAC offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1000.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
Students will enroll in 12-18 credits per semester comprised of a selection of courses from across the university. Swedish universities do not teach all of their courses in English so students will need to be flexible with their course selections. In Sweden, a student usually studies one course or module at a time (consecutive scheduling) rather than several at the same time (parallel scheduling). Examination takes place after each module or part-time course and, at the end of the semester, the student receives a cumulative grade for the full-time semester course as well as individual grades for each module or for each part-time course.
Students will enroll in one course worth 4 credits in the Linneaus’ “Summer Academy,” which enrolls international and Swedish students alike. Students can select their course across a range of disciplines. Past offerings have included courses from Biology, Building Technology, Business, Crafts and Design, Political Science, Sport Science, and Swedish.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the USAC Linneaus program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits during the semester and 4 credits during the summer. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to ApplyApplications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
Students applying to a USAC program should complete the USAC application while also completing the Appalachian application.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me webpage.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Academic Year||2019-2020||02/15/2019 **||Rolling Admission||08/21/2019||06/07/2020|
|Summer||2019||03/15/2019 **||Rolling Admission||07/10/2019||08/16/2019|
|Spring Semester||2020||09/16/2019 **||Rolling Admission||01/16/2020||06/07/2020|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.