Foreign students have since long been a natural part of Västgöta nation. The picture above shows a group of American exchange students gathered in our beautiful yard in 1964. Even though Västgöta Nation is a small nation, we have much to offer. The cultural activities include three choirs - for ladies, men or both - and a theatre group.
Today, the nations house is situated right next to the Fyris River that runs through Uppsala. As a recentior (new student in Uppsala) you will be able to take part in all the activities.
Västgöta nation has about 1200 members and offers everything from housing, lunch, fika, pub, choires, a theatre society, newspaper, sports association and library to big events and dinners.
The secretary of cultural activities arranges various cultural events, such as trips to theatres and historical sites, theme dinners etc. Joining one of these activities is usually an efficient and interesting way to get to know more about Sweden. The sports club practises several times a week, among others floorbal and football.
Västgöta nation was founded in 1639 and is therefore the oldest nation in Uppsala. In the beginning, students from the region Västergötland in the south west of Sweden gathered to meet pepole from their county, share newspaper subscriptions and more. Today the nation both open to other students than those who originate from Västergötland and is much more blossoming.