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Activities abroad


There are a wide variety of activities you can do abroad. It is required that your experiences are connected in some way to your studies and future profession. You will find examples here of activities along with the rules for when you want to use them within the Certificate of International Merits (CIM). To find out more about the Department’s own activities, You can also get in touch with the contact person at your Department.

Studying abroad

You can choose to do some of your educational studies abroad. Go out in sufficient time. Contact the International Office at the Faculty of Social Sciences to discuss your possibilities to study abroad. Start by reading about exchange studies on the International Office’s website.

Exchange studies 

Work-study/internships abroad

At some Departments you can choose to do your work experience placement (VFU) or your internship abroad. Contact the practicum/internship coordinator at your Department for more information.

Data collection for thesis project studies

When writing your thesis or another academic paper, you can choose an international perspective on a topic. You can also apply for a Minor Field Studies (MFS) scholarship to write an essay or gather empirical evidence abroad.

Read more about Minor Field Studies at  

Conference/workshop abroad with an international focus

The Faculty and its Departments regularly organises conferences/workshops with an international focus. Student organisations also offer conferences you can attend. It is also possible to find a conference that interests you on your own. But don’t forget to get it approved if you plan to include it in your international portfolio.

Summer course with an international focus

During the summer, there are various different opportunities to take part in summer courses either via your educational programme, via the Faculty or via a student organisation. Be out in sufficient time!

See Lund University’s summer courses here (Swedish website)

Course on programmes in collaboration with a foreign higher education Department

Some of the Faculty’s educational programmes offer joint events with foreign higher education Departments. For more information, get in touch with the CIM contact person at your Department.


CIM Faculty contact 

Faculty International Office
outgoing [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se 

Department CIM contacts

Sociology of Law
Anna Sonander
Anna [dot] Sonander [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se

Service management & service studies
Annika Permevik
Studievagledning [at] ism [dot] lu [dot] se

School of Social Work
Ulrika Reichert
ulrika [dot] reichert [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se
Department CIM information pages

Strategic Communication
Lena Rolén
Master [at] isk [dot] lu [dot] se

Cecilia Nygren
Studievagledare [at] isk [dot] lu [dot] se

Other departments not listed here will offer CIM gradually.