About the University

University of Gothenburg, with 37,000 students, is a large and inspiring place to work and study, with a continuous flow of new knowledge and ideas. Strong research and attractive study programs attract scientists and students from all around the world. Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden. It is situated on the west coast and has a population of 940,000 in the larger metropolitan area. Having been a traditional port and industrial city, Gothenburg has evolved into an exciting modern center for creativity and innovation. Today the city is a strong knowledge and information hub with the presence of its research-intensive pharmaceutical and automotive industries, as well as higher education, IT and media production. In 2012, Gothenburg was crowned ‘the culinary capital of Sweden’, and the city’s wide array of bars and nightclubs offer entertainment year round.The strategic location of the University of Gothenburg’s resources within the city has strengthened Gothenburg’s image as a real “city of knowledge.”

About the Exchange Program

Undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Nutritional Science may spend one semester, and in some cases up to a year, studying at the University of Gothenburg. Courses in Dietetics are taught at the Sahlgrenska Academy, the health science faculty of the University of Gothenburg. The undergraduate programs at the Sahlgrenska Academy cover a wide range of research fields and subjects within medicine, odontology, and health care sciences. Theory and practice are integrated in all programs. The Dietetics program’s main field of study is clinical nutrition. This is the knowledge of food and nutrition and their function in the body. The subject is interdisciplinary and also comprises the subjects of biochemistry, physiology, food science and pathology. The Sahlgrenska Academy campus is concentrated at Medicinareberget (Medical Hill), which houses not only laboratories and lecture halls, but also Sahlgrenska Science Park and shared core facilities. Next to the campus is Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The social science, humanities, and arts faculties are also within walking distance.

Courses, English and Swedish

Gothenburg University has around 70 courses taught in English in a variety of  fields. If you know Swedish, there is a far larger number of programs and individual courses to choose from.The program in Dietetics is conducted in Swedish with a few courses in English. The program comprises 180 higher education credits or 240 higher education credits for those who choose to pursue a master’s degree. Clinical nutrition, metabolism and energy conversion are examples of areas in which dieticians can conduct research.Other available courses at the academy can be found under Courses in English for exchange students at: http://sahlgrenska.gu.se/english/education/exchangestudents/nominated-s…


There are plenty of housing alternatives in Gothenburg for international students. It is possible to rent a private room or live in a shared room in a student residence. But since the demand for housing is high, it is important that students are flexible and open to living in student housing or a private home.The Exchange Student Housing Services offers rooms and apartments to exchange students within the Erasmus and Linnaeus Palme Programmes, as well as to exchange students within the framework of a bilateral agreement.


Exchange students pay tuition to their home University. Cornell Students pay Cornell tuition. Housing and travel expenses are additional.

How to apply to a Human Ecology Exchange program.

Get the Exchange Program Brochure at the Human Ecology Student and Career Development office.


Fall Semester- March 15
Spring Semester- September 15


Paul Fisher         Deanne Maxwell
Human Ecology Student and Career Development
Academic Surge A
Please Schedule an appointment by calling 607-255-2532.