Company visits, moose safari and more for the JU Summer School students

JU Summer School.

Students from Australia, England and Singapore, among others, attend the JU Summer School from 2 to 28 June. They study at JTH, visits companies, go on moose safari and learn about Swedish culture and more.

About 20 international students are participating in the four week JU Summer School at Jönköping University, where they study strategic purchasing processes and visit several companies. They also learn about Swedish traditions and will, among other things, celebrate Midsummer.

“I have waited a long time to come, and I am so happy to be here,” says JU Summer School student Mariana Leandro from Mexico.

Student at JU Summer School.

Mariana Leandro, Mexico, enjoys JU Summer School and thinks the summer weather is much better in Sweden than in hot Mexico.

JU Summer School offers international students academic studies while they also learn about Swedish culture and take part in numerous social activities. This year's students take the 10 credits course "Purchasing Logistics with a Global Perspective", which is given at the School of Engineering (JTH) at JU and runs until 28 June.

“It is about strategic purchasing, sourcing, logistics and sustainability in purchasing. We also make company visits to IKEA, Husqvarna, Fläktgroup and Rudenstams,” says Movin Sequeira, lecturer at JTH, who teaches the course.

“Great fun”

He thinks it is great fun to work with the JU Summer School and that the students, who come from countries such as Australia, USA, Singapore, Canada and Mexico get an insight into both Swedish academia and culture.

“I hope that some of them will choose to come back to JU as either as exchange students or to study one of our full-time international programmes,” says Movin Sequeira.

This year's student group consists of 19 international students and three local students. Monika Pavlovic, International Relations Manager at JU, coordinates JU Summer School and ensures that students gain added value through academic skills and increased intercultural knowledge.

Gränna, Vadstena and moose safari

"The advantages of Summer School are that it offers exchange places and a study alternative to our partner universities for a more even stream of students coming here and students leaving here. It strengthens the collaboration with our strategic partners and provides international brand profiling. In addition, it is a positive experience for the students and they get to come here and get to know Sweden better," says Monika Pavlovic.

This year's Summer school students have among other things visited Vadstena and Gränna and been on a moose safari. They celebrated the National Day of Sweden and will also have their own midsummer celebration in advance on 20 June, where they get to make their own midsummer wreaths and eat Swedish sandwich cake.

“Nice and welcoming”

Mariana Leandro from Mexico says that she is participating in the JU Summer School because, in addition to studying, she wants to meet new friends, get to know Swedish culture, and broaden her views on how she sees the world.

“It's very nice and quiet here. Everyone is nice and welcoming and it's not as hot as in Mexico, which I like,” says Mariana Leandro.

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