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American College of Norway
Want to study abroad, learn from talented and enthusiastic UND faculty, and meet intelligent, adventurous students from another country? Then American College of Norway (ACN) is the place for you! ACN is often referred to as “UND in Norway,” since students take UND classes taught by UND faculty. Students enjoy an active college lifestyle in a multicultural atmosphere. Oslo is less than an hour away. The Norwegian coastline, “skjærgård,” is all around. And with Rygge airport only 10 minutes away, the rest of Europe is practically in our backyard. The UND Study Abroad office assists you with the application process and connects you with the staff at ACN, who arranges housing. All ACN housing is located less than a five-minute walk to campus. While the specific courses taught at ACN each semester depend on the expertise of the visiting UND faculty, the emphasis is always on Essential Studies courses. ACN is affordable. Students pay UND tuition and fees,all federal financial andi and scholarships received from UND can be used on this program. There are also scholarships available to study at ACN.
ACN is located in Moss, Norway which is a charming, friendly town, similar in size to Grand Forks with approximately 40,000 inhabitants. It has all the benefits of a large city but with a small-town feel. Within walking distance of the ACN campus you will find a modern shopping mall, museums, galleries, cafes, bakeries, markets, a library and movie theater. Many of these facilities are housed in historic buildings.
Moss is also a gateway to the rest of Europe, with the local Rygge airport offering regular, inexpensive flights to dozens of European cities. From the local train station, which is a short walk from campus, you can make connections to cities in Norway, Sweden, and beyond. Moss is a 45 minute ride from Oslo, Norway’s capital city, where you can take advantage of numerous museums, theaters, shops and historical sites.
Each semester ACN offers a number of courses taught in English and suitable for first or second year students, however, upperclassmen are encouraged to apply as well. Courses change each semester and vary depending on guest faculty's area of expertise. UND is the school of record for ACN.
ACN has student housing available, and students request housing as part of their ACN application. Housing is in student rooms or furnished apartments which include kitchens and laundry facilities. There is no meal plan included in the housing cost and students are expected to prepare their own meals. A refundable housing deposit is due upon arrival at ACN.
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|Summer 2013 Participant|
|I had such a great experience at ACN and in Norway, I regret not going a full semester!|
|Elizabeth Lorraine Krueger, Summer 2013 Participant|
|My summer trip to the American College of Norway was one experience that I will never forget. The country itself is absolutely beautiful, the people are so kind, and I had an absolutely wonderful time. The classes were easy and enjoyable and I got the chance to meet Norwegian students. The staff were incredibly pleasant to work with and the little apartments that I stayed in on campus were well up kept and very comfortable-far beyond my expectations. I will always remember this trip as one of the best decisions of my life because of the places I had the opportunity to go, for the people who have changed my life, and for the overall experience of a lifetime.|
|Spring 2014 Participant|
|The only problem I had was working with one professor. Other then that I had an amazing experience. Everyone I met was so incredibly kind to me and always very helpful towards me. I am so glad that I stuck to my dreams and went through this plan!!|
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