• Students coming in 2020



Due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) situation, the Entrepreneurship Program between Sven Ericksongymnasiet and Santa Rosa Junior College will be put on hiatus for 2020. We have every hope and expectation that the program will return in spring of 2021. 


Each spring semester, approximately 20 students from Sven Eriksonsgymnasiet in Borås, Sweden, come to study at Santa Rosa Junior College for five weeks. They are in their final semester of a three-year Entrepreneurship Program, training to become business professionals who can work with people with diverse perspectives, cultures, and languages. While at SRJC, the students take classes with local students.

Some extra-curricular activities are organized by the program, but the key to the program is the opportunity to live with local host families—faculty, staff, and community members—and experience American life firsthand.  Whether visiting local sites, taking a hike, watching a movie, or enjoying a home-cooked meal, students develop important cultural insights and improve their English skills.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Peg Saragina, the Swedish Program Coordinator. If you would like to learn more about the host family experience, please contact Mark Nelson, Host Family Organizer. If you would like to be considered as a host family for the coming term, please click this application link.

Peg Saragina Debbie Nelson Mark Nelson
Program Coordinator Administrative Assistant II Host Family Organizer
msaragina@santarosa.edu dnelson@santarosa.edu mnelson@santarosa.edu

Students Arrive!

SRJC Parking lot

March 25, 2020

The Swedish students will arrive this year at the Santa Rosa Junior College Campus on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Host families will be notified of the location and time of arrival.

Host Family Orientation

Saturday, February 29, 2020          

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM


Each host family must send one member to this important orientation. Packets of information will be distributed, including student schedules, program dates, optional activity sign-ups, emergency contact information, etc.