On-Site Staff for Oslo, Norway
The Oslo program is administered in the US by the USAC Central Office. At the University of Oslo, the staff of the Student Information and Communications Office will answer questions about student housing and other practical matters, provide the mandatory orientation, assist with class registration, and arrange the special events program. USAC students also have the option to be paired with in a Norwegian Buddy Group to help orient them to the university and surrounding areas. The staff at the University of Oslo also do a wonderful job at keeping students from abroad informed about events on campus and in the community, allowing them to further immerse into Norwegian culture. Marius Thomassen, based in Oslo, will also serve as a resource to USAC students as the USAC Oslo Resident Director. Marius will answer questions and organize group events for USAC students, including USAC dinners and excursions.