Laid back, but very successful. There is a reason why the Scandinavians are at the top of European and global education rankings. In addition to an almost unmatched school system, Scandinavia offers gorgeous landscapes and unlimited leisure activities. Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland are dream destinations for nature as well as culture and art lovers. Spending your high school stay abroad in a Scandinavian country is an experience not to be missed!
15 - 18 year olds
2 / 3 months, school semester, or school year
Public high school without choice of location & school
Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland
The Scandinavian Peninsula in the north of Europe is known for three things: excellent education, enchanting nature, and an attachment to family and societal values. The four countries we offer in our program - Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland - are endless lands of opportunity and wonder. Even though these are similar in many ways, each of these countries distinguishes itself for their traditions, ways of living, and culture.
For detailed information about the Scandinavian countries to choose from for your stay, click here.
Sprachcaffe's on-site orientation seminar is meant to prepare you for your high school stay, with our staff ready to introduce you to the culture and traditions of your destination.
The Scandinavian school system is divided into school semesters. You have the option to choose between:
Two to three months: Starting in January
One school semester: Starting in August
One school Year: Starting in August
You will stay with a previously screened and approved host family. The student's needs and interests will be met as much as possible with those of the host family.
In Scandinavia there is no general obligation to wear school uniforms.
This depends on the school. Classes usually run from about 8:15 or 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Yes, there is an Area Representative on site who takes care of the students' concerns and can be reached by phone in case of emergency.
A family visit is possible only at the end of the program.
Students usually bring their ski equipment with them, but it can also be rented on site.
Students are not allowed to work during their high school stay.
Public transportation in Scandinavia is incredibly organized and reliable. It is recommended to travel longer distances by train. Do keep in mind that in some more remote areas public transport is less available or less frequent.
Due to insurance reasons, students are not allowed to sign up for driving courses. It is also not allowed to drive motorized vehicles.
Unfortunately we don't offer private high schools stays for this destination.
It is recommended to be vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and Lyme disease. Also the standard vaccinations (tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, pertussis, polio) should be present.
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