Program Details

Mountains. Fjords. Islands. Glaciers. Forests. Nature plays a central role in Norwegian life. As a YFU student you can enjoy the best of outdoor activities in a society that places high value on globalism and personal growth.
Oslo, Norway
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Academic Year, Fall Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Study abroad with YFU in Norway and attend classes at a local high school while living with a host family. With fifteen different fields of study in Norwegian schools, you can take courses that are closely related to your interests. Outside of class, your Norwegian host family will introduce you to the local culture and give you opportunities to practice the language. As you get to know Norway, you'll discover the beauty of the fjords, glaciers, and forests that make up Norway's landscape. You'll also have the chance to explore cities and small towns and forge bonds of understanding with local Norwegians.


Youth For Understanding USA's (YFU) high school study abroad program is an experience that will immerse you in the lives, languages, cultures, and communities of a real family in one of more than 40 countries around the globe. YFU is a homestay experience where you live with a carefully selected host family who has agreed to open their home and their hearts to you---providing room, board, and a caring home. You'll gain a global family, make new friends, and even attend a new school on academic programs. Previous language study is not required.

YFU programs make a lasting, life-changing impact on young people. YFU students return as young adults----more independent, competent, and confident---with a deeper understanding of their family and country. They also discover that the YFU experience opens doors for many years to come, enhancing educational and professional opportunities. 

Setting Description:
Are you captivated by the Land of the Midnight Sun? Do you want to learn more about Vikings or admire the beauty of the fjords? Norway is the place for you! You will experience the best of outdoor activities in a culture that places high value on globalization and personal growth.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Through the generosity of numerous corporations, governments, foundations and individuals, YFU awards more than $2.3 million in partial or full study abroad scholarships annually.

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