Study Abroad in Norway

Norway is situated in Scandinavia and shares a border with Finland and Sweden. Norway is most well-known for its fjords, northern lights and the midnight sun. The weather in Norway is much milder than one would expect. Temperatures along the coast of Norway are 41-46°F higher than at comparable latitudes elsewhere such as Alaska, Greenland and Siberia because of the Gulf Stream and warm air currents caused by the Coriolis-effect.

Norwegians are very fond of nature and spend a lot of time outdoors – even in winter. The ski season usually lasts for six months and includes downhill, cross country, “telemark” snowboarding and snow skiing, named after the Telemark region of Norway where the discipline originated. There is even a summer ski season at high altitudes on glaciers. The summertime offers numerous festivals and opportunities to experience the midnight sun in areas above the Arctic Circle.

norway Norway Flag Map

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Program Details

  • Must be between the ages of 15½ and 18
  • No language requirement
  • Placed with volunteer host family

Dates

  • Academic Year: Aug 22, 2020 – June 19, 2021
  • Fall Semester: Aug 22, 2020 – Dec 12, 2020
    Soft Landing Camp: Aug 19 – Aug 22, 2020
  • Spring Semester: Jan 16, 2021 – June 5, 2021
    Soft Landing Camp: Jan 12 – Jan 16, 2021
  • 3 month Fall program: Aug 22 – Nov 14, 2020
    Soft Landing Camp: Aug 19 – Aug 22, 2020
  • 3 month Spring program: Jan 16 – April 10, 2021
    Soft Landing Camp: Jan 12 – Jan 16, 2021
  • 2 month Fall program: Aug 22 – Oct 22, 2020
    Soft Landing Camp: Aug 19 – Aug 22, 2020
  • 2 month Spring program: Jan 16, 2021 – March 16, 2021
    Soft Landing Camp: Jan 12 – Jan 16, 2021
  • Fall Application Deadline: April 1st
  • Spring Application Deadline: October 1st

Program Costs

  • Academic Year – $7,500
  • Semester – $7,300
  • 3 months – $4,500
  • 2 months – $4,300

Required International Health/Liability Insurance:

  • Academic Year – $660
  • Semester – $390
  • 3 months – $300
  • 2 months – $200

$1000 deposit due with application

Optional additions:
– Soft Landing Camp in Copenhagen – $560
– Metro Guarantee– $900
– Regional Guarantee– $615
– Sports Guarantee– $280

**Prices are subject to change**

High School System

Basic compulsory education ends at age sixteen. Upper secondary school is three years of additional schooling which is optional. Students must finish this additional schooling in order to go on to higher education.

The education environment in Norway values creativity and thinking outside of the box is encouraged. There is extensive use of technology in schools and students call their instructors by their first names. International students attend public school where the language of instruction is Norwegian. Experience says that with motivation and a desire to learn, students are generally fluent in Norwegian after 4-5 months.

*While there is no language requirement for our program, students should make every attempt to become familiar with the local language before arrival and continue to study while in the country. Classes will be taught in Norwegian. English is widely understood and spoken in Scandinavia.

Program Includes

Public high school acceptance

Volunteer host family placement

Visa support documents

Pre-departure orientation

Airport pick up

Local orientation upon arrival

Monitoring and supervision by local partner while in Norway

24-hour emergency support

Program Does Not Include

International airfare

Domestic transportation to host family and within Norway

School textbooks and lunches

Extracurricular expenses for clubs, sports, etc.

Passport/visa/resident card fees

Personal spending money