The summer school consists of an exciting four-week summer program from May 21 – June 14, 2024, where students have the opportunity to earn up to 6 U.S. credits in small, interactive classes. Summer school at ACN is a unique experience both in and out of the classroom with fun and interesting weekly field trips in Viken and Oslo. Additionally, classes are scheduled so that students can easily and affordably explore Norway and the rest of Europe!

During the program, students live on a historic street in Moss (click here to see pictures) and take classes heavily focused on various aspects of Norwegian life and society. If you’re looking for an authentic Norwegian experience while studying abroad in Norway, look no further! ACN and our summer program are the perfect recipe for an educational and eventful introduction to Norway!

The courses offered:

  • Oslo: Vikings to Hipsters – 3 credits
    with Dr. Robin Smith, American College of Norway

The city we now call Oslo has been an important and vibrant place since the time of the Vikings (800-1050 A.D.). From that ancient period on, Oslo has provided defense with its 700 year old fortress, engaged in commerce and the arts, and was the center of international struggle as countries like Denmark, Sweden, and Germany tried to control it. From its struggles for independence to the Nazi occupation of WWII, Oslo has played a key role in Norway’s development. Now a beautiful, global city with one of the largest art galleries in the world, Oslo prides itself on its sustainable practices, its modern outlook, and its vibrant, hipster neighborhoods. In this class, we will study all aspects of Oslo’s development, making weekly trips to the city to gain first-hand knowledge of Vikings, Nazis, immigrants, and hipsters. Class discussion, presentations, and some brief writing assignments will be required. A train pass and museum fees will be covered for all students.

  • Intercultural/International Communication – 3 credits
    with Dr. Michael Nitz, Augustana University

How do we communicate with people who are different from us? That’s the main question this course explores. On the intercultural interpersonal level, we will study how individuals from different countries, races, religions, and ethnicities form relationships. On the international global level, we will study how organizations reach large audiences. We will explore topics ranging from how Norwegians and Americans greet strangers on the street, to similarities and differences in each country when communicating with friends, family members, and co-workers, to how major companies in Norway and the USA advertise. From waffles and brown cheese to peanut butter and jelly, from skiing and saunas to baseball and Black Friday, we will study the messages produced by and about both countries and the people who live in them. This course will include readings and discussions as well as hands-on experiences of interviews, field trips, films, food tastings, and social media creation.

If you have any questions about  the program, don’t hesitate to reach out to summer school coordinator

Click here to read more about Lexy’s experience at summer school in 2018!


Deadline for summer school 2024!

Don't miss the March 15th Deadline to apply for Summer School!


Charli Molander attended Summer School at the American College of Norway. In this blog post she tells you about her experience living in Moss – her favorite memories, her favorite cafe and why she believes ACN to be a great place to study abroad.

A chat with summer school professor Dr. Tami Carmichael

ACN is thrilled to announce that long-time visiting Professor, Dr. Tami Carmichael, is back to teach for Summer School 2022. Having been in touch with ACN since the late 1990's, Dr. Carmichael is a true ACN supporter who considers Norway her second home. Get to know her and learn about her course, Oslo: Vikings to Hipsters, in this interview.


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