For five weeks each spring semester approximately 20 students from Sven Eriksonsgymnasiet in Borås, Sweden, come to Santa Rosa Junior College to take courses, live with local families, and participate in extra-curricular activities. These Swedish students are in their last semester of a three-year Entrepreneurship Program. They are trained to become successful business professionals who can work with people with diverse perspectives, cultures, and languages. They work with local businesses in Sweden and complete cooperative projects with students from other countries such as Belgium, England, Ireland, Holland, and Denmark.
While at Santa Rosa Junior College the students take classes in Marketing, Video Editing, English, Political Science, and Physical Education. They may tour a local business, observe a court hearing at the Sonoma County Hall of Justice, make presentations, and meet with numerous people to learn more about the lifestyles in California.
If you would like to know more about this program, please contact Melissa Kort, the Swedish Program Coordinator, using the information below. If you would like to be considered as a host family for the coming term, please click the Application link on this page.