Program Details

The American College of Norway offers students a quality academic experience in an intimate setting. U.S. students take classes with Norwegian students, develop intercultural sensitivity, and expand worldviews that guide them for a lifetime.

Moss, Norway
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:

Program Overview

Program Description:

ACN's summer program offers courses focused on the themes of peace and conflict resolution, the environment and sustainability, and human rights. Students actively investigate topics through class discussion and various field trips including the Nobel Institute, Nobel Center, Halden prison, and the Norwegian Parliament. The session runs for 4 weeks beginning mid-May into June.

Summer Session 2017 - Human Rights & Immigration

May 23 - June 17


Colloquium in the Sciences: Health and Human Rights – 3 credits

Exploring Global Diversity through Social Science: Immigrant Integration – 3 credits

In addition to a summer program, you can choose to study at ACN for a semester or a full year (see separate listing) and take advantage of many unique opportunities that we offer. The courses you take, all taught in English, vary each term depending on the visiting faculty from universities in the United States. You can earn up to 6 credits alongside Norwegian peers during the summer program as well as 30 credits during a full academic year. Classes are designed to transfer easily back to your home university and count towards your bachelor's degree in the US.

During your 4 weeks at ACN, you will participate in social and cultural events with your peers to provide orientation to life in Norway. With our small setting, students make friends quickly and get to know their classmates. You will also receive 1-on-1 support from faculty and advisors. On-Campus housing is available.

Unique Partnership Between ACN and the Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Moreover, ACN students are highly active in the Nobel Peace Prize Forum each year, which provides an important platform focusing on the work of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. Throughout the year, discussion and coursework at ACN allows students the opportunity to explore these global topics. This is especially prevalent during the spring semester as preparations are being made for the Forum, which is held at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The University of North Dakota is the school of record for the American College of Norway.

ACN's cooperative partners are the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks, North Dakota; West Chester University (WCU) in West Chester, Pennsylvania; Adelphi University in Garden City, New York; and Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Setting Description:
The American College of Norway is a non-profit foundation established in 1992 located in Moss, Norway. ACN is housed in the beautiful and historic Convention Building (Konvensjonsgaarden) in downtown Moss, nestled on the Oslo Fjord. We are near the public library, cafes, shopping, nightlife, galleries, and the arts. Moss is a safe place to live, and Norway has been rated as "low" when it comes to crime and violence. Oslo is a short journey away and connects students to the rest of Norway and Europe.
$2,350 (1 course) / $3,200 (2 courses) USD. Prices include tuition, rent, electricity, Internet, field trips, fees, and $120 refundable housing deposit. Prices are based on cost for Summer 2016 and will be adjusted after the New Year to reflect current currency conversion rates.

Additional Program Information

Students must have a high school diploma and a Grade Point Average of 2.5 or higher.