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  • Locations: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Subjects Available: Cultural and Area Studies, Education, Environmental Science, Globalization Studies, Public Administration, Public Policy, Sustainability Minimum Class Standing: Freshman
Exchange Program: Yes! Research Opportunity: No
Internship Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Language of Instruction: English SUNY code: 848
Partner University: Gothenburg University Program Advisor: Curry, Mark
(Internal Use) Host Housing Deadline_Spring: N/A (Internal) Pin this program to the top of the program list: No
COVID re-opening status: temporarily suspended
Program Description:
The University of Gothenburg meets societal challenges with diverse knowledge. 37 000 students and 6 000 employees make the University a large and inspiring place to work and study, with a continuous flow of new knowledge and ideas.
Strong research and attractive study programs attract scientists and students from all around the world. The University of Gothenburg is environmentally certified and works actively for sustainable development. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University of Gothenburg contributes to a better future.

Academic Program

The Summer School for Sustainability is a chance to take action on sustainability and deepen your understanding of global challenges and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Course Descriptions and Syllabi

All courses offered will focus on the issues relating to the Sustainable Development Goals and will provide a challenging and rewarding academic atmosphere for you to develop knowledge around contemporary sustainability challenges within your own academic discipline as well as skills necessary to contribute towards fulfilling Agenda 2030.
All courses are on Bachelor level and taught in English.
You will receive a Transcript of Records when the course is completed.
Review the University of Gothenburg's Summer School for Sustainability website for more information regarding course offerings.

General Education Information for UAlbany Students

Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these general elective credits.

Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students

Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.


All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary. 



Accommodation is guaranteed in one of the centrally located student housing complexes.

Estimate of Costs

Sweden: Gothenburg University (Summer) 2022

More Information

Click for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid.
Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.


Academic Requirements

Completion of one semester of college coursework at time of application. 2.5GPA.

Space is limited on this program. Up to 10 students can participate through UAlbany. The top applicants will be selected based on GPA and credits completed. Also, acceptance by UAlbany does not guarantee admission by Gothenburg University. 


Experiential Learning

Outside of the digital classroom you will be offered an interesting program, including interdisciplinary seminars, practical workshops, opportunities to get to know your co-students as well as a welcome and farewell ceremony.


Funding Opportunities

External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. 
More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.


Speak with an Advisor

Stokes, Jay

Application Availability

Applications are available now and due by March 1st 2022. This date is flexible if you contact immediately. 

Program Dates

Summer 2022

07/04/2022 to 08/07/2022
Details are available online here


About the Program

An overview of the program is available online here

Support Services

UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process and provides support. 

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.