What is ACN

ACN offers American university courses, taught in English by American faculty in a unique learning environment. Each year, 70 students are given the opportunity to join the program. Students can choose to  be with us for a semester, year or summer program. The majority of our student body consists of Norwegian students, which gives our international students an excellent introduction into Norwegian society.

With classes scheduled from Monday through Thursday, our students can take advantage of the long weekends to explore Norway and other destinations.

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ACN hosts faculty with experience and education from top institutions around the world. Courses change each semester depending upon the expertise of our visiting faculty. If you’d like to see the courses for the coming semesters, click on the link below.

Tuition is NOK 36 000 per semester for full-time students. Student housing in available and costs between NOK 28 000 – 31 000 per semester. Housing costs include rent, electricity and internet.  Contact ACN if you would like more information about courses or cost of attending.

Courses for the coming semesters


Autumn 2017

College Composition I – 3 credits
Instructor: Ashleah Wimberly

Introduction to Literature and Culture: Graphic Novels and Magical Realities – 3 credits
Instructor: Ashleah Wimberly

Ancient Greece – 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. Tito Correa

Integrated Social Science Inquiry: Pilgrims and Puritans and the founding of America – 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. Tito Correa

Advanced Humanities Seminar: Global Leadership – 2 credit
Instructor: Becky Norvang

Comparative Politics – 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. John Ross

The Geo-Politics of the North – 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. John Ross


Travel Seminar to Spitsbergen – The Arctic – 1 credit
Instructor: Dr. John Ross

Digital Communication – 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. Adonica Schultz Aune

Seminar in the Sciences – 3 credits
Instructor: Tracy Hogan, Ph.D.

Psychology of Learning – 3 credits
Instructor: Tracy Hogan, Ph.D.

Enhancing creativity through science, technology and art – 3 credits
Instructor: Tracy Hogan, Ph.D.

Spring 2018

College Composition II – 3 credits
Instructor: Yashari Nunez

Introduction to Film – 3 credits
Instructor: Yashari Nunez

Public Speaking, Section I – 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. Tami Carmichael

Public Speaking, Section II – 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. Tami Carmichael

Integrated Cultural Experience, Protest Art – 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. Tami Carmichael

Ancient Rome – 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. Tito Correa

World Religions – 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. Tito Correa

Adv. Humanities Seminar: Social Entrepreneurship – 2 credit
Instructor: Becky Norvang

International Politics – 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. John Ross

Interpersonal Communication – 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. Adonica Schultz Aune

Summer 2017

May 22nd – June 16th

Health and Human Rights – 3 credits
Instructor: Brian Schill, University of North Dakota 

Immigrant Integration – 3 credits
Instructor: Robin David, University of North Dakota

Staff and faculty




Krista Lauritzen is the administrative director of the American College of Norway, a position she has held since the college’s founding in 1991. She is from Two Harbors, Minnesota and has her higher education from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. While in college she participated in an exchange program at the University of Trondheim and is committed to helping students to study abroad!



Siv Lønningdal

Siv is the Office & Accounting Manager. She is from Os in the western part of Norway, but has lived in the area since 1974. She has been with ACN since 1993 and is likely the first person you will meet here. She handles the college’s finances and assists with information about such things as rent and student tuition payments.



Becky Norvang

Becky is the International Student Advisor and teaches several courses at ACN. Originally from Lennox, South Dakota, Becky has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Non-Profit Management with a minor in Norwegian language from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and a master’s degree in Public Administration as well as a graduate certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from the University of North Dakota. Becky had a life-changing opportunity to study one year at the University of Oslo and is now dedicated to helping students have the same amazing opportunity to study abroad.


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Nick Favero

Nick is the Marketing and Activities Coordinator. Originally from Wisconsin, college proved to be a pivotal time where he became fully engaged with various activities including studying abroad, which further led to teaching in South Korea and attending the University of Oslo. Nick is determined to help students get involved and take full advantage of all the opportunities college presents.




Colin is the Resident Assistant at the on-campus dorms. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. He started his college education at ACN in 1999 and has taught accounting classes here.



Tracy Hogan


Dr. Hogan is an Associate Professor in the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education at Adelphi University where she teaches courses in science education, STEAM and school reform. She serves as the Principal Investigator of a National Science Foundation funded grant to support the development of effective science teachers to work in underserved secondary schools across the United States. Dr. Hogan’s research interests include teacher development, critical literacy in the science content area, and teacher preparation programming. Dr. Hogan has published in journals including, Educational Psychologist, American Journal of Psychology, and Phi Delta Kappan along with authoring multiple book chapters in areas of science literacy, technology in the classroom and teacher preparation. She earned a BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from Iowa State University, a Masters in Art and Teaching in Science Education from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Fordham University.



Ashleah is a M.A. candidate at the University of North Dakota with an interests in Pedagogy, Popular Culture, and Postcolonial Studies. Originally from south Mississippi, she received her B.A. in English Literature from Mississippi State University in 2015. Her favorite types of books include fantasy and science fiction and she loves to play both video and tabletop games. She also enjoys traveling and seeing new places and is incredibly excited to teach in another country this semester.



New to ACN in 2014, Ross has pursued a varied career spanning academia, publishing and international media. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill (B.A.) and the London School of Economics (M.Sc., Ph.D.), he taught previously at the University of Stockholm, the University of Tampere in Finland (on a Fulbright fellowship), Northeastern University in Boston and the American College of Greece. In 1998-99 he was a Swedish Institute scholar at Uppsala and Dalarna universities, and has been a faculty associate at Harvard University. Ross has written extensively on comparative European foreign policies, EU policymaking, Olympic history ancient and modern, and Nordic political culture and society.

Along with journal articles and four books, he has penned hundreds of feature columns, analyses and correspondence for a range of international outlets. In his off-hours he enjoys hiking in the Norwegian countryside, camera in hand.



Dr. Adonica Schultz Aune has taught in China, Korea, Taiwan, Norway, in Native American schools, and in several American universities. She holds a Ph. D. in Teaching and Learning with a minor in English. Her second Ph. D. is in Mass Communication and Public Discourse with a cogate in Instructional Design and Technology. With her Master of Arts in Communication, she holds a minor in Educational Administration. Her Bachelor of Science major is English with minors in French and Mathematics. Besides her love of teaching and learning, special interests for Dr. Aune are traveling, golf, theater, writing, and film. She lives in The Village, Florida with her husband and has taught online courses for over a decade. Dr. Schultz Aune teaches Mass Communication and Interpersonal Communication at the American College of Norway.



Tito Correa is a lecturer at the American College, Kongsberg vgs. and at the University of Oslo. Tito has been teaching at the American College since 2008, lecturing religion and  political science courses. Tito received his bachelor ‘s degree in history and religion from Atlantic Union College in Massachusetts, U.S.A., and his MPhil degree is from the University of Oslo. Tito completed his PhD in history from the University of Cambridge in the UK in 2013. Tito grew up in Queens, New York, has two boys, Gabriel and Samuel, and is married to Lillian.

ACN’s world-class faculty bring their extensive knowledge and experience to the classroom. Meet them here:

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ACN is located in Moss, a charming, friendly coastal town on the Oslo Fjord with all the benefits of a large city, but with a small-town feel . Within walking distance of the ACN campus you will find:

  • Modern shopping mall
  • Movie theaters
  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Cafes
  • Bakeries
  • Markets
  • Library

Moss is a 40 minute ride from Oslo, Norway’s capital. From the local train station, a short walk from campus, you can make easy connections to cities in Norway, Sweden, and beyond! The Norwegian coastline, “skjærgård,” is all around. Rygge Airport is only 10 minutes away and the rest of Europe is practically in our backyard! There are regular, inexpensive flights to dozens of European cities.

Campus Life

Living on campus is a big part of the ACN experience. The renovated student residence halls are located just minutes from the school. Our two bedroom apartments allow each student to have their own bedroom and share a kitchen, dining area and bathroom.

The Student Activities Center on campus is equipped with a movie room, communal kitchen, board games, Ping-Pong table, comfy couches and free Wi-Fi. During our welcome activities and throughout the year, students can enjoy paintball, BBQs, movie marathons, homecoming, prom, Thanksgiving, Halloween, international culture nights, bowling, and much more!

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