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Program Description:

Norway_Study Abroad

See Scandinavia in a new way–as vibrant, diverse and complex. 
Explore how globalization and immigration are reshaping Norwegian identity. 

Description

Prosperous and egalitarian, Norway is known for its highly developed welfare tate, immense oil and gas wealth, and global leadership on human rights. Underneath its idyllic surface, however, the Norwegian state is struggling to adapt to its changing population. The New Norway program focuses on the social, cultural, and political effects of mass immigration, and examines attempts to engage new Norwegians who have come to the country as work migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees. 

Classroom time is shared with local researchers, community organizers, and government officials who are shaping policy and making change with regard to integration and inclusion. In the cosmopolitan city of Oslo, students explore issues of immigration, identity, and belonging. Coursework focuses on national and religious identity, gender equality, and political culture in the context of the increasingly multicultural Norwegian welfare state. Students learn about these issues first-hand  by interning six to ten hours per week at service organizations, NGOs, and political groups. 

There are numerous field excursions in and around the vibrant city center, and students travel to another Scandinavian capital on a four-day field trip. 
 

  • Highlights

    While the bulk of the program-- including class meetings at the University of Oslo, internship placements and numerous field excursions throughout the Capitol City-- takes place in Norway, an alternating field trip to Copenhagen, Denmark or Stockholm, Sweden illuminates the similarities and differences among the Scandinavian states, particularly in their responses to globalization and migration.

  • Degree Level

    Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)

  • Subject Areas

    • Anthropology
    • Communications
    • Economics
    • History
    • Humanities
    • Interdisciplinary
    • International Relations
    • Liberal Arts
    • Political Science/Politics
    • Social Sciences
    • Sociology
    • Urban & Regional Planning
    • Women's Studies
    • Geography
    • Literature
    • Development Studies
    • Intensive Language
  • Program fees:

    Please consult HECUA website, here, for current pricing

  • Program fees include:

    tuition, room, food stipend, public transportation pass, international travel, reading materials

  • Experience Required

    no

  • This Program is open to

    Undergraduate students in accredited US colleges and universities.

  • Typical Living Arrangements

    • Apartment/Flat
  • Participants Travel to Norway

    Individually

  • Scholarships are Available

    HECUA provides up to three $750 Scholarships for Community Engagement, two $1,500 Scholarships for Social Justice and four $4,000 Scholarships for Racial Justice for semester-length programs each fall and spring. More information about the application process for either scholarship is available on the HECUA website, here, or by contacting the organization.

  • Application Process Involves

    • Online Application plus Application Assessment
    • Essay
    • Letters of Reference
    • Transcript



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  • Description

    Students across the social sciences seeking an English-language program in a non-traditional setting are invited to enroll in 'The New Norway' semester program, based in Oslo, Norway. The New Norway program explores the social welfare state in Norway and other Scandinavian countries, how it has developed, how society's needs are addressed, and challenges for the future. Courses, taught in English, are interconnected and include focus on sustainable development, global issues, art and literature. Students may also choose either intensive Norwegian language study or an Independent Study Project. Housing is in a student village near the University of Oslo campus.

    Questions that guide analysis and exploration throughout the program are:
    * How has national identity in Norway been shaped and reflected by art, film, literature and social movements?
    * How have art, film, literature and social movements reproduced and/or challenged conventional understandings of what it means to be Norwegian?
    * What are the contemporary challenges and opportunities for the Scandinavian welfare states in general and the Norwegian social democracy in particular?
    * How does the form of a welfare state relate to its ability to foster a multicultural society?
    * How might the Scandinavian welfare states adapt to the challenges of multiculturalism, European integration and globalization?

  • Highlights

    While the bulk of the program-- including class meetings at the University of Oslo, internship placements and numerous field excursions throughout the Capitol City-- takes place in Norway, an alternating field trip to Copenhagen, Denmark or Stockholm, Sweden illuminates the similarities and differences among the Scandinavian states, particularly in their responses to globalization and migration.

  • Degree Level

    Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)

  • Subject Areas

    • Anthropology
    • Communications
    • Economics
    • History
    • Humanities
    • Interdisciplinary
    • International Relations
    • Liberal Arts
    • Political Science/Politics
    • Social Sciences
    • Sociology
    • Urban & Regional Planning
    • Women's Studies
    • Geography
    • Literature
    • Development Studies
    • Intensive Language
  • Cost in US$:

    Please consult HECUA website for current pricing

  • Cost Include Description:

    tuition, room, food stipend, public transportation pass, international travel, reading materials

  • Experience Required

    no

  • This Program is open to

    Worldwide Participants.

  • Typical Living Arrangements

    • Apartment/Flat
  • Participants Travel to Norway

    in Groups

  • Scholarships are Available

    HECUA provides up to three USD750 Scholarships for Community Engagement, two USD1,500 Scholarships for Social Justice and four USD4,000 Scholarships for Racial Justice for semester-length programs each fall and spring. More information about the application process for either scholarship is available on the HECUA website or by contacting the organization.

  • Application Process Involves

    • Online Application plus Application Assessment
    • Essay
    • Letters of Reference
    • Transcript


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.