Program Highlights for Oslo, Norway
- Choose from more than 800 courses taught in English, with easy access to the sites and subjects of your Scandinavian Studies courses.
- Participate in social and sports activities in over 250 clubs and societies on campus.
- Enjoy living less than 20 minutes away from ski slopes, the Oslo fjord, and other scenic destinations, with plenty of opportunities for cross-country skiing as well as hiking and biking.
- The staff at the Student Information and Communications office, as well as the USAC Resident Director, are on-site to welcome and support you during your term abroad.
Why Study In Oslo?
The Oslo program offers the opportunity to live in a city made for outdoor enthusiasts—surrounded by fjords and forests, with numerous sports at your fingertips in every season—while enrolled at the University of Oslo in a range of courses taught in English. You may stay for one semester or a full year and choose from courses in the areas of Scandinavian Studies, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Middle East Studies, Nordic Languages, Peace and Conflict Studies, Gender Studies, Education, Law, and Graduate Studies. Students have the option of taking the 60-hour Introductory Norwegian Language course or a more intensive 84-hour Level 1 Norwegian Language course in addition to their normal study program (included in the USAC program fees). Although most people in Norway speak English, we strongly recommend you take advantage of this option, as it will help you to assimilate better into Norwegian life, and you will find that Norwegians appreciate your effort to speak their language. Students begin their stay in Oslo with an on-site orientation to the university and the Oslo region, as well as social activities. Throughout the semester in Oslo, field trips are organized for international students to give you the unique opportunity to discover all that Oslo and Norway have to offer.