Activities

Something for Everyone

Whatever your interest, you can pursue it at The Swedish Program! Getting involved in a local activity is one of the best ways to make friends abroad. Between Swedish Program events, The Student Association, and Stockholm at large, your options are endless.

The Student Association

The Student Association at Stockholm School of Economics (SASSE) gives you the chance to connect with the campus community and make friends with local students – an important part of your study abroad experience.

SASSE is one of the most active groups of its kind in Europe. Swedish Program students are full members of SASSE and can join its activities including sports, banquets, group trips, corporate recruitment events, concerts, and more. And if you think something’s missing, you can apply for funding to create your own activity!

Athletics

• Weekly practices in a variety of sports like soccer, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, badminton, American football, and more
• Travel to compete in international tournaments in Germany and Spain
• Special events like hiking trips, paintball tournaments, ice skating, and pub nights to watch big games (including the Super Bowl)

Arts & Culture

• Clubs for journalism, film production, photography, and other arts
• Language cafés and groups like the French Association, Chinese Association, and American Association
• Cultural events like Fashion x Tech, Culture Week, and Thanksgiving Dinner
• Social justice initiatives like the Sustainability Group, Feminist Society, and Equality Committee

Entertainment

• Student parties to celebrate campus events and holidays like Halloween
• Activities like “Mindful Monday” yoga sessions, gaming/VR nights, sponsored lunches, and much more
• Traditional Swedish student banquets with amazing themes, food, and entertainment

Career Development

• Recruitment fairs with 70+ companies like PwC, P&G, Deloitte, Office Depot, Citi, and many more
• Special events like hackathons, lectures, workshops, and corporate events
• A student-led investment fund that gives students firsthand experience with finance and real-money investments

I was lucky enough to be accepted by SASSE to participate in London Investment Banking Week. I and 29 other students traveled to London and spent a few hours each day visiting investment banks and asset managing firms across the city.

Ben Morton, Williams College

Right from the beginning, I knew the more I participated in SASSE the more I would get out of my time in Stockholm. I not only made unforgettable memories, but I made lifelong friends.

Bailey Aust, Connecticut College

Swedish Program Activities

The Swedish Program organizes activities a few times a month to help students experience Swedish culture, make friends, and integrate into their new community.

Discover Stockholm

We organize the activities that most tourists miss — like watching a performance at the Royal Swedish Opera, touring the historic pubs of Gamla Stan, or cheering from the stands of a local soccer match.

Travel Opportunities

Join our optional Study Weekends in London and Paris and Cultural Excursions to Sweden’s historic Island of Gotland and the stunning Arctic Circle. Plus, you’ll have at least two full weeks of break to travel independently.

SSE Buddies

You can be matched with an SSE Buddy, a student who will welcome you to the campus community. You might join your buddy at a student banquet, study together, or just chat over coffee. The Student Association at SSE also arranges three Buddy events during the semester.

Swedish Contact Families

You can be matched with a local Swedish family to spend time with and learn about day-to-day family life in Sweden. Popular activities include family dinners, going for a walk or hike, or meeting for Swedish fika.

Entertainment in Stockholm

Stockholm has more museums, restaurants and parks per capita than any city in the world, and there’s always something special going on — film festivals, dance exhibitions, food fairs, concerts, sporting events, and more. Within easy walking distance of SSE you’ll find great ethnic restaurants, pubs, theaters, cafés, galleries, outdoor food markets, and the Stockholm Concert Hall (home of the Nobel Prize Ceremony). On top of that, the city is surrounded by national parks, castles, and islands to explore.

Here are some examples of how students spend their free time in Stockholm: