Study Abroad in Sweden
Sweden is situated in Scandinavia and shares a border with Finland and Norway. Sweden is roughly the size of the state of California with less than three percent of it developed. Sweden’s population is 9.7 million with two million people under the age of eighteen, of which fifteen percent are born in another country. Sweden is a country of the “midnight sun”. This means that at the northernmost part of Sweden, the sun does not set for 56 days in the summer. Conversely, the sun does not shine for 32 days in the winter. The climate in Sweden is relatively mild along the south coast due to the gulf-stream. The west coast sees more snow with the far north being snowy and cold with short but warm summers.
Swedes are innovators and believe in freedom with responsibility. Swedes enjoy the Right of Public Access which allows anyone to walk, hike, swim or boat across anyone else’s property with the responsibility to do so with care and consideration.
The Nobel Prize Award Ceremony happens every year in Stockholm on December 10th where the Laureates in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature receive a medal from the King of Sweden, as well as a diploma and a cash award. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo on the same day.
*Video courtesy of Visit Sweden