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  • Locations: Fredrikstad, Norway; Oslo, Norway
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Center for Global Education and Experience at Augsburg University 
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Housing Options: Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Economics, Environmental Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology
Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:
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Program Overview
Green sustainability practices, hiking, exploring the natural world, and a robust social safety net – these are a few of the topics that spring to mind for many who think of “Norway”. On the program “Social Systems, Sustainability, and Justice in Norway,” we will dive into these topics, while examining both the successes and contradictions that may be beneath the surface of one of the world’s happiest countries.
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  • Complete a full semester of coursework that examines contemporary and historic issues in Norway.
  • Stay in campus housing with Norwegian and other international students at Østfold University College, Augsburg CGEE’s partner institution.
  • Frequent guest speakers, excursions, and hands-on active learning to immerse you in the community and culture.
  • Participate on a program run by an organization dedicated to social justice, which uplifts the voices of underrepresented and marginalized peoples in all programs.
Your coursework is in English, there is no Norwegian language requirement. All students will complete the following courses together as a cohort:
  • Contemporary Nordic Issues in Comparative Perspective (Political Science/Sociology 332)
  • Making the Modern Welfare State: Nordic and U.S. Approaches (History 359)
  • Environment, Innovation, and Sustainability: The Nordic Economic Model (Economics 279)
  • Complete the Global Competency Certificate
In addition to the above shared courses, each student will be allowed to select one elective course from ØUC (also taught in English). Availability of elective courses varies per term, and according to schedules, but a sample list of courses include:
  • Norwegian as a Foreign Language I and II
  • Development of Green (Sustainable) Business Models (fall)
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Media Studies
Directed Study (INS 299), and Independent Study (INS 499) options are also available. Additional courses from the ØUC catalog taught in Norwegian may be available to those with high levels or fluency in Norwegian.

Student Life
AU CGEE Norway HousingStudents will live in Fredrikstad, a mid-sized city, located about 60 miles south of Oslo. While living in campus housing, students will find most everything they need within walking distance including many restaurants, shops, and cafes to explore. There is even a free river ferry that travels on the river from one end of town to the other to help you explore Fredrikstad in a uniquely Norwegian way!
All CGEE-Norway Students will be placed in campus housing with ØUC. The housing is modest but very modern dormitory style, each student will get a private bedroom and bathroom with shared common spaces (kitchen, dining tables, lounging area), exercise rooms, and weekly activities by the staff, giving students plenty of opportunity to make friends with Norwegian and other international students.

This program includes regional travel (included in the program fee). Excursions include locations such as: Oslo, the West Norwegian Fjords (Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord), and a 5-day excursion to neighboring Scandinavian countries Sweden (Lund and Gothenburg) and Denmark (Copenhagen).
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