Meeting people from different backgrounds, getting to know people from other countries and other cultures – there is nothing more important for increasing understanding between human beings. There are a variety of opportunities to do this both within and outside of the University.
Become a mentor for incoming international students
International students coming to study at Lund University really need you to make them feel at home. Someone they can go to and ask questions about situations we take for granted, such as an explanation of the differences in all the dairy products available at the supermarket. It is an important, fun and exciting role.
Do you want to learn a new language or brush up on the one you studied back in primary or secondary school? Then Café Multilingua is something for you. Here you can meet students from many of LU's partner universities. You sit down at the table with the flag of the language you want to learn and start chatting. You can learn French and they learn Swedish. Could it get any better?
Become a volunteer
There are many new Swedes who would like to meet so-called established Swedes. You can make a real difference here! Become a volunteer within Lund Municipality.
Contact one of the organisations below and open the door to lots of intercultural experiences.
Barn i väntan – Barn i start (Swedish website)
Group meetings for children, young people and families who are new to Sweden.
Red Cross bicycle school (in Swedish)
Lund Municipality organises a bicycle school together with the Red Cross at Stenkrossen.
The basketball club IK EOS in Lund has been working with integration and social sustainability through a range of activities since 2016.
Flyktingar i Lund
Flyktingar i Lund is a project that started at St Thomas Catholic Parish. The aim of the project is to contribute to the social integration of refugees and other immigrants into Swedish society.
There are also other ways to get involved:
European Solidarity Corps
The European Solidarity Corps is an initiative of the European Commission to enable more young people to help in society. The programme offers young people the opportunity to volunteer or create their own solidarity projects. You can do this both in Sweden and abroad.
Nya Kompisbyrån (Swedish website)
Nya Kompisbyrån [New Friends Agency] connects new and established Swedes for simple and fun meetings in everyday life.