Budding linguist? Discover what you can do when you give up English for four weeks. And get credit for it!

Villagers in our four-week high school credit-bearing sessions gain an academic year’s worth of language and culture skills through an immersion experience embedded in daily life, featuring a variety of cultural activities as well as formal study and assessment (minimum of 180 instructional hours; accredited by AdvancED). Emphasis is on literacy and oracy. This program is open to students entering grades 9-12, and is open to all proficiency levels.

The credit program at Sjölunden is a challenging and rewarding experience. Every activity is conducted in Swedishc, providing an opportunity to learn more of the language within a cultural context. Every two weeks, the credit villagers take exams, and almost every night they have homework. Many of the final projects are kept in Sjölunden as Arabic decorations or for teaching purposes, and serve as a great reminder of credit villagers’ lasting impact on the program.

Max describes being a first-year participant in the High School Credit Program

Elsie talks about why she participates in the High School Credit Program.

Typical Day

Time Activity
7:45 Godmorgon! Snabbdopp (Wake up and a quick dip in the lake)
8:15 Duka bord (Set the table)
8:30 Frukost buffe (Breakfast buffet)
9:30 Samling (Gathering, raise the flag)
9:45 Lektion 1 (Language class)
10:45 Fika (Break)
11:15 Lektion 2 (Language class)
12:00 Kultur (Culture)
13:00 Lunch (Lunch)
13:45 Tupplur (Rest time)
14:45 Intresse (Week-long activities)
16:00 Fritid (Freetime)
17:00 Stugtid (Cabin counsul)
17:30 Lektion 3 (Language Class)
18:00 Portfoliotid och ledarmöte (Relaxing and staff meeting)
18:30 Flagghalning (Flag lowering)
18:45 Middag (Dinner)
19:45 Allsång (Singing time)
20:30 Kvällsprogram (Evening program)
21:45 Repetition (Review Class)
22:00 Pluggcafe (Study Cafe)
22:45 Till stugorna (Back to the cabins)
23:15 Godnatt (Good night)