Student Life


The Student Association at The Stockholm School of Economics

The Student Association at The Stockholm School of Economics (SASSE) is one of the most active student organizations in Europe.

Our students are able to participate in their many clubs and activities, including sports, cultural/social activities, corporate recruiting presentations, and pub nights!

SASSE ( presents a great opportunity for Swedish Program students to connect and make friends with Swedish and other international students — an important part of your overall study abroad experience with The Swedish Program!

Students can also turn to the bustling city of Stockholm for many social activities, as SSE is located right in the middle of the city. Within easy walking distance to SSE’s urban campus, you will find great ethnic restaurants, pubs, theaters, café’s, galleries, outdoor food markets, and the Stockholm Concert Hall, home of the Nobel Prize Ceremony.

Stockholm has more museums, restaurants and parks – per capita – than any city in the world. There is simply a lot to do! From films and theater in English, sporting events (world class soccer and hockey) to a great music scene, fun pubs, and dance clubs, student life is never boring. Great skiing is only about four hours away by train. There is always something special going on in Stockholm as well — film festivals, dance exhibitions, food fairs, running races — there is something for everyone!

Apart from our planned Program travel during orientation and our optional excursions (The Island of Gotland in the Fall and the Northern Lights trip in the Spring), students have TWO weeks off each semester for independent travel. Students can easily fly to such cities as London, Berlin, and Paris.


The purpose of our Optional Excursions is to introduce students to a part of Sweden they might otherwise miss.

The Stockholm Archipelago

Each semester the Program organizes a boat trip to the Stockholm Archipelago during the orientation period. The Archipelago consists of thousands of beautiful islands located in the Baltic Sea which surrounds Stockholm.

The Island of Gotland

Our optional fall Program excursion will be to the island of Gotland. In visiting this unique island, students will be able to experience one of the most beautiful and historically significant islands in the world.

Gotland is an island characterized by desolate heaths, lush meadows, spectacular cliffs, and sandy beaches. The walled medieval city of Visby is one of the best preserved “old towns” in the world. UNESCO has recognized Gotland as a historical and cultural treasure by adding it to its World Heritage List.

One theme of our trip will be to explore Sweden’s viking heritage. We will visit a Viking museum, participate in traditional Viking games, and enjoy a typical Viking dinner. Other activities may include a tour of Visby, walking on “rauker” stones, or trying your hand at handicrafts. The cost for this trip is $495 and includes transportation, accommodation, meals and activities.You will receive additional information on this trip upon acceptance. We hope you plan on joining us to the island of Gotland!

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The Northern Lights

Our optional spring Program excursion is to the very north of Sweden to experience the beautiful Swedish winter. Sweden is the land of the midnight sun in the summer, but the winter has no shortage of extraordinary meteorological displays! We will stay in a village above the Arctic Circle and take part in activities such as dog sledding, snowshoeing, and viewing the Northen Lights! The trip will end with a tour of the world famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, just outside of Kiruna, the northernmost town in Sweden.

The cost for this trip is $495 and includes transportation, accommodation, meals and activities. You will receive additional information about this trip upon acceptance. We hope you plan on joining us to see the Northern Lights!

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