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1 Summer Studies assistants 2014 Uppsala International Summer Session Sweden 2015

2 UISS staff 2014 in style, from left to right: Emma, Ruud, Nelleke, Axel, Niki Intensive Swedish courses Uppsala Cathedral by night Crayfish Dinner

3 Quincy Commerford, 23, student Texas A&M Univ., U.S.A. UISS I have had several experiences with study abroad programs, and I can positively say UISS is the best. Not only do you get to learn Swedish from some of the best instructors, you also get to meet many great people all while living in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The social opportunities UISS offers made my experience 10 times better. Within 3 weeks, I met tons of friends and drastically improved my Swedish. Furthermore, the activities and weekend trips are excellent and broad; UISS offers a wide variety of activities that cater to everyone while adding in some Swedish tradition. While the farewell dinners are bittersweet, it is a true rewarding farewell full of Swedish tradition and hanging out with friends. Of course, which is also very important is the staff. The staff is beyond friendly and helpful, so trust me, they will become your friend by the end of your session. So, come to UISS to have a study abroad experience of a lifetime, meet new friends, and create new memories! Emmi van den Boom, 26, journalist, The Netherlands, UISS 2014, Growing up bilingual left me with a pretty okay Swedish tongue, but with too little knowledge about the grammar. So therefore I decided to go to Sweden for four weeks and study with UISS and take off to Lapland for a few days with fellow students. The school did a good job getting me in the right class and making sure I learned what I wanted to learn. Because of the dedicated teachers and intense learning program I was able to improve my grammar in just three weeks. And since all the classes are just in Swedish, I also improved my talking day after day. But the program is amazing outside the classroom as well. The lovely staff go out of their way to make sure you are having the time of your life and they would help you with any kind of problem you might get into (losing you luggage is just an example). They set up activities almost every night so you don t have to be afraid to get bored and you get to know the other students right away. In just three weeks I made close friends who I already missed the moment I got on the airplane back home. So if you re thinking of joining UISS but can t decide if you rather spend your summer vacation in school or travel, don t hesitate; just take the chance of learning a language in a beautiful city. Because studying at UISS isn t just about learning the language. You ll get to know the Swedish culture thanks to the trips and cultural evenings at school and you become part of (student) life in Uppsala. It s the best way to get to know Sweden as it really is. This summer with UISS I fell in love with Sweden all over again and I wouldn t have wanted to miss it for the world. Christopher Vidler, 21, student Durham Uni., United Kingdom, UISS 2013 & 2014, Returning to UISS for a second summer in 2014 was undoubtedly one of the best decisions of my life. Last year I started learning a new language virtually from scratch, made a huge amount of progress in it and met tons of new friends and contacts from around the world along the way. This year I came back for more of the same and can safely say I wasn t disappointed! There s so much I love about this program. The range of courses and activities on offer is astounding, and it s great to do more active, drama and performance-based afternoon classes such as Förbättra din Svenska and Swedish Musical Theater that get you out of the classroom, training your Swedish in a different way. Then there are also the many trips and excursions to places such as Vildmark in Värmland that put the beautiful Swedish countryside right on your doorstep. And last but not least, there s the incredible enthusiasm of the staff and students alike, which in my opinion make the program what it is: an unforgettable summer experience in one of Sweden s finest cities, learning Swedish with some of the most fantastic people you ve ever met. Jag kan verkligen rekommendera det! 1

4 A WORD FROM THE DIRECTOR Welcome to the Uppsala Int l Summer Session, UISS. Please read this brochure very carefully, as it will provide you with all the information you ll need to prepare for your studies with the UISS in Uppsala, Sweden. The UISS is a non-profit organization and is completely self-supportive. We teach all classes at Vuxenskolan, a modern facility in the center of Uppsala. All teachers within the UISS are qualified to teach at an academic level. The teachers of Swedish have an academic degree in teaching Swedish as a foreign language. New teaching methods are applied and this results in an active, motivating and stimulating atmosphere in our classes. Our courses are intensive and are intended for the serious and motivated student. Our students will learn a lot of Swedish next to increasing their knowledge about Swedish culture, history and society. I am well aware how important it is to see to it that everyone has a good time, sees something of the country and has some time to travel on their own. Also, I find it very important to maintain the personal atmosphere that always has been a strength of this program. We therefore do not admit more than 120 students at the same time. Every year about 220 students and professionals from all over the world participate in the UISS. In addition to studying, students also enjoy living in Uppsala and participating in Swedish student life. Uppsala is a beautiful and lively city during the summer. In Uppsala each week, a number of events are organized by cultural organizations. The student clubs (nations), offer good and affordable food and drink, and have a club night several times per week. The lake is close by and one will often find our students there on the weekends. Stockholm, with all it has to offer, is only 45 minutes away by train. The weekend trips to Helsinki, Värmland and Lapland are unforgettable experiences. Two highlights during the summer are the potluck dinner, where students bring food that is typical for their homelands, and the farewell banquet. Each three-week session ends with a 3-course dinner or buffet and dance, a so-called student gasque, where students and teachers perform songs and sketches. In 2015 the dinners will have a theme. July 2 will have a Pirate theme, and July 24 will be Swedish style, where people can dress up as a famous Swedish character or in blue and yellow. On August 13 we will have a more typical formal three-course dinner. The theme is dress-up! Spending a summer together with people from 40 different countries, ages 18-65, with different backgrounds, is a valuable and interesting experience, one that you will not easily forget. In short, I think the UISS has a lot to offer and I can assure you that you will have a great summer with us, as you combine your studies with interesting and fun experiences. I personally very much enjoy working with this program, as it gives me the opportunity to meet so many people from all corners of the world with one thing in common: an interest in Sweden, its language and culture. Please don t ever hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions. I hope to see you this summer in Uppsala. Nelleke Dorrestijn, 2

5 GENERAL INFORMATION UPPSALA INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SESSION The UISS is a non-profit foundation, that offers summer courses annually for two, three, six and nine weeks. The UISS courses are taught at the facilities of Vuxenskolan in the center of Uppsala. Founded in 1963, the school has received students from all over the world. In 2014, 212 students from 34 countries participated. THE AIM OF THE PROGRAM To give the participants a unique opportunity to learn Swedish in a Swedish environment To inform the students about the cultural, political and social life in Sweden To give the participants the opportunity to meet more than 200 students from 40 nations. This should increase understanding among people from all over the world. Swedish is the prime language of instruction. After the first few days, most of the information given will be in Swedish. On excursions, one can choose between an English or Swedish tour. Some afternoon classes are taught in English. Guide Hans Odöö talks about the runes in Uppsala DIRECTOR OF THE PROGRAM: Drs. Nelleke Dorrestijn. She has been the director of the program since Nelleke is in charge of the overall organization and the administration of the program. She is also chairman of the board of the UISS and responsible for all personnel matters. CONTACT INFORMATION From October 1, May 30, 2015 Nelleke Dorrestijn will be in The Netherlands. Please send your paper application to: UISS, Nelleke Dorrestijn Taalstraat 23 NL-5261 BA Vught, The Netherlands. Phone: or Web site: MAILING ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBERS DURING THE SUMMER June 1 - August 25, 2015 Uppsala International Summer Session Box 1972 S Uppsala, Sweden Telephone number Visiting address: Kungsängsgatan 12, Uppsala 3

6 application procedure Please read the following very carefully before you fill out the application form. 1. Give very thorough consideration as to your choice of classes. The UISS is able to provide so rich a summer program only if they receive firm choices of courses from applicants. 2. Level of Swedish: If you have some knowledge of Swedish, please take the test at course-levels/14-application/46 Write the number of right answers in the A, B or C level on the application form and choose the corresponding level on the same form. Please note that level A1 is only suitable for complete beginners of Swedish. 3. Do not sign up for two courses scheduled at the same time. Please use page 9 as a guide. 4. Note that afternoon courses that have a name and description in English are taught in English and the courses with a Swedish name and description are taught in Swedish. 5a. To apply online: fill in the online application form and pay the $50 or 40 non-refundable application fee. Europeans and everyone who can, should pay 40 to the ING bank account in The Netherlands, accredited to N. Dorrestijn, UISS. Account number SWIFT:INGBNL2A, IBAN: NL97INGB , Non-Europeans may pay through using the address Checks or money orders will not be accepted. 5b. To apply offline: download and print the application form, complete both sides of the application form and return it to us along with 1 original and official photograph for your student ID and the $50 or 40 non-refundable application fee. Please send this application fee with your application. See 5a. for alternate ways to pay the application fee. Checks or money orders will not be accepted. 6. Please indicate on the application form the additions you would like and pay the extra cost with your first course fee payment. 7. The deadline for applications is May 1 for courses starting June 14, May 15 for courses starting July 5 and June 1 for courses starting July 26. Deadline for scholarship applications: March Please attach a photo that is suitable for an ID card, good resolution, sharp, face only. Do not send a clipping from a holiday photo. 9. Upon receipt of your application, we will send you a letter of admission by . Those who fulfill the requirements and who have sent their applications in time are usually accepted to the program. Sometimes courses fill up before the deadline, so please apply as early as possible. 10. If you have applied to the program and cannot take part in the courses, please be so kind as to notify us of your withdrawal. Payment procedure Upon notification of acceptance students are required to pay an advance payment of SEK. Course fees may be paid either to our bank or to our plusgiro account. Deadline for the payment of the 4

7 remaining costs is May 15 for courses starting June 14, May 30 for courses starting July 5 and June 15 for courses starting July 26. Please remember to pay any additional choices, such as an apartment or optional trip. The account holder for all bank accounts is Uppsala International Summer Session, Box 1972, Uppsala, Sweden. Payment to the bank account Svenska Handelsbanken, Vaksalagatan 8, Uppsala Swift/BIC address: HANDSESS IBAN: SE Account number: Please pay the course fee directly into the account number mentioned above. The costs of the bank-to-bank transfer are borne by the applicant. Payment from a Swedish bank account Please pay to our bankgiro account: Make sure that your name is on the payment! Payment to the Nordea/plusgiro account SWIFT address: NDEASESS. IBAN: SE Account number COST OF THE PROGRAM 9 week session SEK 6 week session, 2 alternatives SEK 3 week session, 3 alternatives SEK 2 week session, only B & C levels SEK Tuition only, per 3 weeks SEK per 6 weeks SEK per 9 weeks SEK Early payments Students who pay the total fee before February 15 may reduce the course fee by 5%. Conditions of cancellation If you cancel the course of your choice: - earlier than 8 weeks before course start, refund will be 100% minus transfer costs. - between 8-4 weeks before course start, refund will be 50% - 4 weeks or less before course start, there will be no refund. Students who terminate their stay at the UISS before the end of the session or whose physical or whose mental health does not allow them to participate in the program, do not receive a refund other than within the above stated conditions of cancellation. We recommend getting cancellation & travel insurance. Included in the full program fee: All tuition, classroom hours per week Housing in single dormitory rooms A guided tour of Uppsala Lunch on class days Study visits Student card, for university students only Evenings with guest speakers Film evenings Social evenings Farewell Dinner with dancing afterwards Included in the tuition only program: All tuition, classroom hours per week Study visits A guided tour of Uppsala Student card, for university students only Social evenings at the school Estimated additional costs per week: We calculate additional expenses to be sek per week, including books, leisure, meals, and incidentals, excluding the costs for the optional weekend trips. Much of course depends on your own habits of spending money. 5

8 CLASSES, CREDITS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND EXCURSIONS CLASSES are scheduled four days a week. Some afternoon classes are taught in English, participants should therefore have a good working knowledge of that language. All lecturers are highly qualified teachers, who are especially trained in teaching Swedish as a foreign language and who work at different universities during the academic year. This guarantees the academic and educational standards of the classes. CERTIFICATES AND CREDITS The UISS will issue a certificate and offers the possibility of earning transfer credit to all who have satisfactorily completed a course. Students will have to contact their home university s study abroad office beforehand to gain approval of the UISS courses. Basically, four credits per 3 weeks can be earned for Swedish language classes. Three credits can be earned for afternoon classes that are taught for 36 hours. An overview of credit that can be earned can be found on our website: COURSE MATERIAL Textbooks can be bought at the UISS office at a reduced price. Costs for books range between SEK per Swedish language course. UISS SCHOLARSHIPS A very limited number of scholarships are available. Maximum value: SEK for the three-week sessions; SEK for all other sessions. The value may vary according to need and can only be deducted from UISS fees. Only students who in no other way will be able to come to Sweden are eligible for a maximum value scholarship, Partial scholarships are available for those, who lack the financial means to pay the total course fee. Criteria for selection: financial need, academic or professional qualifications, maturity, need for Swedish for study or profession, depth of interest in Sweden, its language and its culture. Scholarship recipients must agree to take a full program of courses and participate in midterm and/or final examinations. OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS Sveriges Allmänna Utrikeshandelsförening Stipendiefond för svensk utlandsungdom Box 5501, SE Stockholm, Sweden Telephone number Fax number SAU gives partial scholarships to young Swedish citizens (17-25) living abroad that participate in intensive Swedish language programs in Sweden, complementary to their schooling abroad. Applicants must have at least one Swedish parent. Website: stipendiefonden-for-utlandsungdom STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UPPSALA Students interested in undertaking regular studies at Uppsala University, please contact: Study Counselor s Office, Uppsala Universitet Box 256, SE Uppsala, Sweden or EXCURSIONS On Fridays instructional trips are arranged within the Uppsala - Stockholm area as well as to Dalarna. You will visit the 300-year old Vasa ship, the homes of Carl 6

9 Milles and Carl Larsson, the World Heritage Museum of Falun Copper Mine, Skokloster Castle, and Drottningholm, Special study visits are arranged within the different classes SPARE TIME ACTIVITIES In addition to the regular classes, guest speakers are invited to talk about such interesting topics as Swedish politics, film and traditions. Swedish films are scheduled in the evening. There are a number of other activities you can enjoy on your own, such as a number of sports. You can ride a bike or bus to Lake Mälaren, the fourth largest lake in Europe. The long weekends give you plenty of time to travel on your own. If you want to meet young Swedish people, you can go to one of the several student clubs in Uppsala. TRIP TO LAPLAND: July 3 - July 8 Costs: sek This is a short backpacking trip, which will take you through a very diverse and beautiful part of Swedish Lapland, just above the Arctic Circle. You will hike through dense pine and spruce forests, open birch forest between mountain cascades and over the famous Swedish fjall. You will sleep in small tents. Cooking will be done over an open fire. Day 1: Travel to Jokkmokk Day 2: Upon arrival in Kvikkjokk we will distribute the equipment and gear. Following a boat trip we will start hiking towards Prinskullen and Vallevare. The first few hours of the hike will be going upwards and the path is somewhat steep, but we will take it easy. On top of Vallevare we will set up a base camp. Day 3: We will continue with the climb into the mountains towards Vallespiken. If the weather is clear we will experience the untouched forest and fjäll of the North. The fresh water in the streams is very pure and we can drink this directly from the streams. This day usually we will see the large snowfields from last winter. Day 4: We will hike over the fields, and down through the thick forest back to the Kvikkjokk delta. This trail is known for its large variety in flora. At the end of the afternoon a small boat that brings us to Kvikjokk will pick us up. Day 5: Visit to Jokkmokk and the museum about the Sámi. Travel back to Uppsala. A few of the Lapland group TRAVEL INFORMATION Group size between 8-15 persons Included: all meals from lunch day 2 to breakfast day 5, guide, use of tents and additional camping gear, and all transportation. Not included: Sleeping bag and pad, hiking clothing (shoes, rain gear) strong, real hiking backpack. If you cannot take a sleeping bag and pad, you ll be able to rent these for 300 sek. Please note: Your sleeping bag needs to be warm enough for temperatures around freezing point. 7

10 TRIP TO FINLAND: July 16 - July 20 Costs: sek (4 nights) including busses, boat, cabin, hotel, breakfast and 2 dinners. This is an amazing trip, travelling by boat through the beautiful archipelago, while enjoying typical Swedish food, listen or dance to music on board. This trip is a very good deal, as we are receiving a large discount. We will take the night boat from Stockholm to Helsinki. In Helsinki we stay at a hotel with free time on Friday and Saturday. You will be given information on what to see and do in Helsinki. On Sunday evening we will return to Stockholm and arrive in Stockholm early Monday morning. In order to reserve a place on this trip please mark it down on the application form and pay 1000 SEK as a non-refundable deposit. and float down the river. In order to reserve a place on this trip, please mark on the application form your choice of one activity on Saturday, and pay 1000 SEK in advance to reserve your spot. The number of participants is limited, and reservations are taken on a first-comefirst serve basis. The program is: Friday: Transfer by bus to Värmland. The afternoon will be spent hiking, canoeing or swimming. Rafts will be built hrs: Barbecue Saturday: a. Vildmark Värmland for timber rafting or b. Adventure experience around a canyon with different activities (repelling, zipline and birma bridge) c. Hiking through nature with a guide. Dinner will be at the campfire. Sunday: Breakfast in the morning, free activities Departure Visit to the home of Selma Lagerlöf Start of return trip with a dinner break Arrival in Uppsala Helsinki TRIP TO VÄRMLAND: August 7-9 Costs: sek including full board, activities, entrance fees and transportation. This weekend is all about the outdoors. When in Sweden you should not miss the chance to experience wild life (Vildmarken): to hike, challenge yourself in the outdoors, or build your own raft Zipline 8

11 CHOICE OF COURSES This page shows the class schedules for the three different 3-week periods. Please study the schedules carefully before indicating your choice of courses on the application form. Most courses only take place during one three-week period. Grammar and conversation classes can be combined since they take place on alternating days. All other afternoon classes take place every day and cannot be combined with other afternoon classes. Please indicate on the application your first and second choices for afternoon classes, since many courses accept only a limited number of students. Depending on the number of students and meeting with instructor s approval, classes might be changed or cancelled. CLASS SCHEDULE JUNE 14 - JULY 3, Swedish all levels and svenska för utlandssvenska ungdomar Lunch Swedish grammar alt. Swedish conversation, nivå A och B Modern svensk litteratur (på svenska, max. 15 p, minst nivå B1+) Svenska visor och svensk folkmusik (på svenska) Förbättra din svenska med hjälp drama/musik/gestaltning (på svenska) Sweden, From the Cradle to the Grave (in English, max. 15 p) The Arts in Sweden (in English) CLASS SCHEDULE JULY 6 July 25, Swedish all levels and svenska för utlandssvenska ungdomar Lunch Swedish grammar alt. Swedish conversation, nivå A och B Det Moderna svenska samhället (på svenska, max. 16 pers. minst nivå B1+) Svenska visor och svensk folkmusik (på svenska) Cornelis Vreeswijk, ett liv i sanger och texter (på svenska, minst nivå B1) History of Sweden, from past to present (in English) Swedish Pop Music & Musical Theater (in English and Swedish) CLASS SCHEDULE JULY 27 AUGUST 14, Swedish all levels and svenska för utlandssvenska ungdomar Lunch Swedish grammar alt. Swedish conversation, nivå A och B Förbättra din svenska med hjälp drama/musik/gestaltning (på svenska) Svensk visor och svensk folkmusik (på svenska) Den sv. välfärdsstaten sanning eller myt? (på svenska, minst nivå B1+) Swedish Pop Music & Musical Theater (in English and Swedish The Swedish Film (in English) 9

12 description of courses Uppsala International Summer Session has organized summer courses in Swedish since 1963 for students, teachers, Swedish youth living abroad, translators, interpreters, etc. The most important course in the UISS is Swedish as a foreign language, which is organized on nine levels in accordance with the levels in Common European Framework of Reference for languages, learning, teaching and assessment. (CEF). Please consult the Council of Europe web site: linguistic/cadre1_en.asp for detailed information on levels A1 through C2. UISS Teachers 2014 Explanation of levels: The content of CEF levels describes your proficiency in the Swedish language after completion of the level. For example: as a complete beginner you start in level A1 and before going into level A2, you must have attained the proficiency as described under A1. SWEDISH A1 (complete beginners) Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. SWEDISH A2 Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, employment, local geography). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need. SWEDISH B1 Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling. Can produce simple connected text on topics, which are familiar, or of personal interest. Can 10

13 describe experiences and events, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. SWEDISH B2 Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. SVENSKA C1 Kan förstå ett brett urval av krävande längre texter och urskilja underförstådda betydelser. Kan uttrycka sig flytande och spontant utan att i påfallande grad leta efter lämpligt språkuttryck. Kan använda språket flexibelt och effektivt för sociala, akademiska och professionella ändamål. Kan producera välstrukturerade tydliga och detaljerade texter om komplicerade ämnen. Kan på ett kontrollerat sätt med olika medel organisera och binda samman en text till en sammanhängande helhet. SVENSKA C2 Kan med lätthet förstå praktiskt taget allt som han/hon hör eller läser. Kan sammanfatta information från olika muntliga eller skriftliga källor och därvid troget återge argument och redogörelser i en sammanhängande presentation. Kan uttrycka sig spontant, mycket flytande och precist samt därvid utnyttja finare nyanser även i mera komplexa situationer. Assessment in courses The student s performance in courses is evaluated continually, based on assignments, presentations, presence, class participation. The assessment will not count for more than 25% of the final grade, which will be received after the final exam (or paper for afternoon classes) at the end of a 3-week period. Further information regarding language instruction Swedish is taught 4 days a week, with a minimum of 5 lesson hours a day. A basic orientation into cultural and social patterns and characteristics is integrated in the teaching of the Swedish language. Swedish instructors specially trained to teach Swedish as a foreign language teach all classes. How to determine your level of Swedish? Please take the placement test at course-levels/14-application/46 Please do not use any help from books or persons. Do not just guess. If you really have no idea what the answer should be, then leave it open. Once in Uppsala a short assessment will take place in class, both in oral and writing skills. A student that is not in the right level will be placed in the most suitable level. If you have studied Swedish on your own, without any teacher guidance, then please inform the director of this, when sending the test results. 11

14 SPECIAL COURSES in addition to the regular program Svenska för utlandssvenska ungdomar This course is especially designed for expatriated young Swedes between 18 and 26. Students are only accepted into this course if they demonstrate conversational skills at minimum level B1+, and as such, the focus is on the continued development of written, oral and literary skills. The writing part of the course includes spelling and general rules. Different aspects of grammar are being dealt with, so that the student will be able to produce grammatically correct texts. Writing exercises are both free writing assignments as well as writing under strict directives. In this way, the student will have the opportunity to practice various linguistic styles. Vocabulary needs to be enhanced so that the student can express himself in a varied and precise manner in different situations. The student will learn this through discussions as well as individual presentations.. Listening and reading comprehension are also part of this course. This course is taught for 3, 6 or 9 weeks as part of the regular curriculum. Please also see special information about scholarships given to these young people on page 6. Class level B1 with teacher Erik Cardelús and some utlandssvenska ungdomar. 12

15 AFTERNOON CLASSES The language of the description will also be the language of instruction. Assessment for all courses consists of a written paper and continuous attendance and contributions to the class. These pages just hold a very brief description of content. Please see the UISS website for more details, ARTS IN SWEDEN June 15 July 3 This course deals with the history of art, architecture and design in Sweden. Spanning the best part of the last millennium, it provides a comprehensive overview of the art historical development of the country from the Middle Ages to the present. Through visits to historically interesting sites and museums, the students get the chance to see the result of Swedish artistic production of different ages. These visits are complemented by lectures and seminars. The location of Uppsala is ideal. There are many historical sites and its closeness to Stockholm provides the possibility to numerous visits there. SWEDEN, From the Cradle to the Grave A 21st century welfare state. June 15 July 3 The aim of this course is to introduce students to Sweden, Swedes and what it is like to be living in Sweden. Theoretical perspectives are combined with more hands on information. The course will include classroom discussions, fieldtrips (various institutions providing services) and guest lecturers. This course might also be useful for those who plan for an extended stay in Sweden. MODERN SVENSK LITTERATUR 15 juni - 3 juli. Språknivå från B1+ Kursen syftar till att ge deltagarna en inblick i modern svensk litteratur från 1900-talets början fram till idag och väcka intresse för den svenska litteraturen. En rad författare och texter kommer att presenteras tematiskt. Exempel på teman är Människan och Det övernaturliga i svensk litteratur, svenska dramatiker och Lyrik. Vi kommer att göra några studiebesök utifrån önskemål och tillgänglighet. Varje kursdeltagare läser en valfri modern svensk roman (inte deckare). På torsdagen i den andra kursveckan samtalar vi i mindre grupper om romanerna. FÖRBÄTTRA DIN SVENSKA med hjälp av drama/musik/gestaltning 15 juni 3 juli & 26 juli 14 augusti. Språknivå från B1. Vill du träna ditt uttal? Behöver du handledning i hur du enkelt hittar de ord du behöver? På den här kursen får du träna ditt svenska uttal och förbättra ditt språkliga flyt. Vi gör det genom många lustfyllda övningar i drama, musik, gestaltning och artikulation. Vi kommer att sjunga svenska sånger, läsa sagor och dikter, arbeta med sketcher och dramaövningar. Vi tränar på betoning, taltempo, frasering och den svenska språkmelodin. Mål för utbildningen 13

16 Förstärka självförtroendet i språkinlärningen, träna vardaglig kommunikation, öka ordförrådet och förbättra intonationen. SVENSKA VISOR OCH FOLKMUSIK 15 juni 3 juni, 6 juli 24 juli, 27 juli 14 augusti Kursens syfte är att låta deltagarna komma i kontakt med olika former av svensk folkmusik. Kursdeltagare som spelar ett instrument välkomnas att ta med dem. Visor har en prominent plats i folkmusiken och vi kommer att sjunga en hel del. Dels folkmusik ur spelmanstraditionen och dels visor av kompositörer/ diktare ur den svenska visskatten som Bellman, Taube, Ferlin, Dan Andersson. Korta föreläsningar om stilar och kompositörer. CORNELIS VREESWIJK, ett liv i sånger och texter 16 juni 24 juli. Språknivå från B1+ Sångaren/musikern/kompositören/poeten Cornelis Vreeswijk ( ) är en legend i Sverige. Han blev en av de mest inflytelserika konstnärerna av 1900-talet. Vi kommer att prata om Cornelis turbulenta liv, hans texter och musik, men vi kommer också att sjunga hans sånger tillsammans. Från blues till samba och jazz till visan. Cornelis Vreeswijks sånger är otroligt mångsidiga, både när det gäller musiken och hans vackra, engagerade och fräcka texter. Vi arbetar på röstteknik och tolkning av texter, så att du inte bara förbättrar din svenska, men också lär dig hur du kan utveckla din sångröst och hur du kan tolka och presentera en sång på ditt unika sätt. HISTORY OF SWEDEN, from past to present July 6 July 24 This course will introduce students to Swedish history from a Swedish perspective. The constitution and development of Swedish identity and self-perception are topics incorporated into lectures. Lectures alternate with fieldtrips. The time span covered stretches from the end of the Scandinavian Ice Age ( BC) to the foundation for the Swedish Welfare State. Nordic Mythology, Sweden s years as a great power and the Post-War era, are among the historic segments that are highlighted. SWEDISH POP MUSIC & MUSICAL THEATER July 6 July 24 This course aims to improve the speaking and intonation of Swedish through singing and acting. Part of the course will be singing and acting techniques, analysis of songs, correct pronunciation of the lyrics. Short lectures on the background of productions and artists will be given, but foremost you will be learning how to connect to the Swedish language, by singing and acting, exploring in a different way. This course is for everyone who likes to sing, likes to act, or just likes to do something completely different. No experience in singing or acting required. DET MODERNA SVENSKA SAMHÄLLET 6 juli 24 juli. Språknivå från B1+ På kursen behandlas olika aspekter av det nya moderna Sverige. De ämnen som kursen fokuserar på sträcker sig från populärkultur och formgivning till jämställdhet och 14

17 diskriminering. Hur ser det nya Sverige med stor invandring ut och hur skildras det i litteratur, film och musik? Vad ledde fram till 90-talets nya filmvåg? Den svenska mentaliteten med lagom och reserverade svenskar stämmer den? Innehållet tas upp genom texter, film, musik, studiebesök och gästföreläsare. Stort utrymme kommer att ges till diskussioner samt analyser. THE SWEDISH FILM July 27 August 14 The course will provide concise and informative insights into Swedish film. We will look at the work of Ingmar Bergman who was born in Uppsala, and also study the work of new directors such as Lasse Hallström, Colin Nutley, Lukas Moodysson and Josef Fares. Examples of popular film genres specific to Sweden will be studied as well as documentaries. The social and historical contexts to these films will be presented so the course can be considered as an historical overview of Sweden through moving images. DEN SVENSKA VÄLFÄRDSSTATEN 27 juli 14 augusti. Språknivå från B1+ Kursen ger en överblick över välfärdssystemet samt en god inblick i centrala sociala frågor och begrepp. Översikten börjar med den rådande ekonomiska och politiska situationen i det svenska samhället. Tonvikten ligger på den svenska välfärdsstaten, folkhemmet, som förser svenskarna med olika typer av omsorg. Vi kommer att undersöka svensk arbetsmarknad, jämställdhetspolitik och de politiska partiernas syn på den offentliga sektorn och välfärdspolitik. Målet är att du efter avslutad kurs ska ha fått en god inblick i hur den svenska modellen fungerar, dess brister och fördelar, dess möjlighet att överföras till andra system samt hur framtiden för den svenska välfärdsstaten ser ut. Föreläsningar, gästföreläsare, diskussioner. Studiebesök på olika myndigheter kommer att vara ett betydande inslag i kursen. The Swedish Film Class with teacher Mattias Löw 15

18 ARRIVAL INFORMATION ARRIVAL IN SWEDEN BY AIR You will probably land at Arlanda Airport, halfway between Stockholm and Uppsala. Take the ARLANDA-UPPSALA bus or the train to Uppsala and get off at the train station. ARRIVAL IN UPPSALA BY TRAIN Upon arrival at the station in Uppsala, take a short walk to Kungsängsgatan 12, first floor. Upon arrival you are requested to pay 1000 SEK as a room deposit. A member of the UISS staff will take you to your room. ARRIVAL TIMES Sundays June 14, July 5 and July 26 between and It is important to arrive within the given hours, since all information on the program will be given on arrival days. Rooms in the dormitories will be ready for occupancy after a.m. Check in at earlier dates or times will not be possible at all! LATE ARRIVAL If you arrive at other times/dates, please in advance, specifying your date/time of arrival. You will then receive instructions on how to proceed. Students arriving after hrs cannot check into their rooms, but should check in to a hotel for the night. UISS CONTACT INFORMATION Please see full details on page 3. Telephone: CHECK-OUT TIMES Fridays July 3, July 24 and August 14 between and hours. Please book a flight that leaves after the check-out. Emma & André singing Love is an Open Door (Frozen) 16

19 PRACTICAL INFORMATION ACCOMMODATION Please indicate the lodging of your choice on your application form. Single student room: mostly with a private toilet, one of several on a hall. The kitchen and showers are shared. Doublet: a unit with two separate single rooms, with shower, toilet and kitchenette. Extra charge: 400 SEK p. p. Apartment: one-, two- or three rooms, fully furnished with private kitchen and bathroom. Extra charge: 3600 SEK per three weeks for single occupancy or when only one of two persons is attending the program. Families with children pay 4200 sek. You can also share an apartment with another participant at the UISS. Extra charge: 1800 SEK p.p. Please bring sheets and towels. ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES Sweden uses 220-volt current. INFORMATION ON SWEDEN AND UPPSALA Swedish Tourist Info: Uppsala Tourist Information: INSURANCE All participants should have their own insurance to cover illness and accident. We do recommend having cancellation insurance. INTERNET ACCESS This is mostly NOT available in the rooms. You will have access to Wi-Fi at the school. LAUNDRY FACILITIES Washing machines and dryers are available. MEALS During the week (Monday-Thursday) a hot lunch will be served. Friday through Sunday you will be responsible for your own meals. MONEY Bring a credit card or ATM bank card. It is wise to exchange money at the airport or at the train station upon arrival in Sweden. PASSPORT INFORMATION No visa for Sweden is necessary for citizens from most western countries. A valid passport is, of course, necessary. Passport and/or visa information may be obtained at embassies. TELEPHONE We recommend buying a Swedish sim card for your mobile phone in Sweden. TRANSPORTATION IN UPPSALA Bicycles are definitely the way to go. Public transportation is excellent. To walk from the dormitories to classes and to downtown Uppsala will take approximately minutes. UPPSALA STUDENT CARD To gain entrance to the student clubs, which offer food and drinks at very good prices as well as an opportunity to meet Swedish students, you ll need a special guest card. Please bring your university student card. WEATHER During the summer the weather is unpredictable. It can be hot and dry, or cold and rainy. Be prepared for anything. 17

20 FIRST 3 WEEK SESSION PRELIMINARY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE 2015 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY June Arrival 2, 3,6 & 9 weeks students Dinner and program information June Classes start Information Sightseeing June Social evening June 17 June Swedish songs and midsummer songs June Midsummer celebration Potluck dinner June 20 June 21 June Film June 23 June 24 June Pub crawl June 26 Daytrip to Dalarna Carl Larsson s home and the Falun Copper Mine, a world heritage site June check-out 2 weeks students June 28 June Film June 30 July 1 Exams July 2 Classes as usual Farewell Dinner and party with the theme Pirates and Vikings July Check-out Group leaves for Lapland SECOND 3 WEEK SESSION SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY July Arrival 3 & 6 weeks students Dinner and program information July Classes start Information Sightseeing July Social evening July Group returns from Lapland July Pub Crawl July 10 Day trip to Stockholm Stadshuset & Skansen July 11 18

21 PRELIMINARY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE 2015 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY July 12 July Film July 14 July Musical Evening July Group leaves for Finland July 17 Day trip to Sala Silver mine and Gårdsjö Älgpark July 18 July 19 July Finland group returns Film July 21 July 22 Exams July 23 Classes as usual Farewell Dinner and party with the theme Typically Swedish July Check-out July 25 THIRD 3 WEEK SESSION SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY July Arrival 3 weeks students Dinner and program information July Classes start Information Sightseeing July Social evening July 29 July Potluck Dinner July 31 Daytrip to Mariefred och Gripsholms Slott August 1 August 2 August Lecture Den svenska modellen ur ett historiskt perspektiv August 4 August Musical Evening August Crayfish party A Swedish tradition August 7 Värmland group leaves. Others go on trip to Stockholm, Millesgården, Vasaskeppet & Gamla Stan August 8 August 9 August Film August 11 August 12 Exams August 13 Classes as usual Farewell Dinner and party with the theme Swedish student gask August Check-out August 15 19

22 Milica Đuric, UISS 2014, 22, student Univ of Belgrade, Serbia, Hur kan jag beskriva mina upplevelser? Det går inte. Det är någonting som man måste uppleva själv. UISS ger dig många möjligheter både att lära dig världens vackraste språk och att träffa många underbara människor! Det är omöjligt att lämna Uppsala utan att man har fått många nya vänner och få vänskaper som kommer att finnas hela ditt liv. Om undervisningen kan jag säga att du lär sig svenska varje dag, hela dagen. Alla klassrum är fyllda av skratt och de fantastiska lärarna visar dig att det faktiskt finns roliga metoder att lära sig något. Här sjunger alla, här dansar alla, här är det inte skamligt att dramatisera och uttrycka sig. Här spelar det ingen roll om du är 20 eller 90 år gammal. Alla som kommer till Uppsala känner sig som om de hör hemma där. Alla får plats och alla kan delta i de svenska aktiviteterna. Här lär du känna Sverige på det bästa sättet. Du lever som svenskarna gör, du äter som svenskarna äter och du kommer att bli kär i allt svenskt. Jag hoppas att jag lyckades påverka dig positivt och att du bestämmer dig att komma hit. När människor lämnar UISS gråter de! De blir ledsna Alla lämnar sina hjärtan här, alla säger vi ses (inte farväl) och många kommer tillbaka. Titus Ting, UISS 2014, 23, student UC Berkeley, Taiwan, UISS has without a doubt been an experience of a lifetime. I came here with one year of Swedish under my belt, and when I left I felt like I had gained three more years of Swedish. The teachers are phenomenal, the staff is so capable, and the students are lovely beyond words. I might actually have left a piece of my heart behind in Uppsala. Shelley Jones, UISS 2014, 65, college instructor, U.S.A. The UISS program exceeded my expectations! I attended a 3 week session and surprised myself with how much Swedish I learned in that amount of time. My teacher was outstanding and the classes were both fun and motivating. I learned much about the Swedish social services system in the Cradle to Grave class and again, had an excellent teacher. Uppsala is a lovely city in which to apply what one learns in class. I highly recommend this program it was the best learning experience of my life! Matthias Feist, UISS 2014, 27, programmer, Germany. When I first watched the Youtube-Clip about UISS and heard Nelleke talking about UISS being a life-changing experience for some, I thought this might be a bit exaggerated. Now after my 3-week course I can truly confirm that this is not the case. You won t only develop a deep understanding of the Swedish language and culture but most certainly make friends from countries all over the world as well. After your arrival in Uppsala and being welcomed by the wonderful staff the journey begins: Your days will be packed with language lessons in the morning, afternoon courses on various subjects and activities in the evening. The program is very intense and you will dive into the language and the culture at a very rapid pace. I assure you: You will be astonished by the speed you can feel yourself progressing and getting better and better every day. The only thing I regret from my stay at UISS is that I ve only booked 3 weeks, which was in my opinion way too short. I would recommend at least 6 weeks! But I will most certainly come back to UISS and the beautiful Uppsala in 2015 because now I know how cool and effective this program is and now I don t need to be convinced by a testimonial anymore ;-) 20

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