As we wrap up the Fall 2020 semester and near the end of the year, we can’t thank our faculty and staff enough for working so diligently to prioritize safety while still delivering top-notch education and an active campus life. We couldn’t be more proud of their efforts as well as the level of understanding and determination our students had to turn what could have been an uneventful semester into an unforgettable and rather memorable start to their American education! In this article, current ACN student, Cecily Buch reflects on her experience being involved on campus and the level of enrichment it has brought to her college experience.
Study abroad student, Kayla Wendt from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota heard about American College of Norway through her involvement with Sons of Norway. Once she heard about the program, she instantly applied and the rest is history. Read about Kayla’s semester abroad and why she’d recommend ACN to anyone considering studying abroad in Norway.
How can the place where you live and study teach you about the world? What happens when you start paying attention to all the details of your surroundings? Could the very sidewalks tell you something important?
These are questions we started asking ourselves this semester at the American College of Norway when my colleague Nick Favero and I taught a 1-credit course on Norway’s public and street art. And the answers we found were compelling.
Being a part of this year’s travel course to Svalbard prepared by the American College of Norway was a tremendous and unforgettable experience. Since hearing about this travel course during orientation, my friends and I were counting down the days until departure! For me, participating in this trip sparked many positive and unforgettable impressions towards Svalbard and the Arctic. Read more Feruza’s experience to learn more about this popular ACN travel course!
Every summer we welcome students from all over the United States to the American College of Norway to take part in an exciting and educational four-week summer session led by visiting American faculty members. This year, Dr. Tami Carmichael and Dr. Jeff Carmichael from the University of North Dakota (UND) taught two unique and relevant courses, “Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century” and “Oslo: Vikings to Hipsters”. UND student, Bri reflects back on her time in Norway and at ACN. Thanks for the great reflection, Bri! We loved hosting your group at ACN this summer!
Norwegian student, Benjamin Hannus (far right) reflects on his year at the American College of Norway and offers great insight into how the program can help students achieve their goal of studying in the U.S.