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|Restrictions:||Gustavus applicants only|
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|Program Provider:||HECUA - Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs||Program Term(s):||Semester only|
|Minimum Class Standing:||Sophomore||Minimum GPA:||2.50|
|Prerequisites:||No||Previous Language Study Req?:||No|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Language courses offered:||Norwegian|
|Housing Options:||Apartment (Alone), Apartment (Shared), Residence Hall||Areas of Study:||Anthropology, Arts, Economics, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Humanities, Independent Study, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Journalism, Literature, Mass Communications, Minority Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Scandinavian Studies, Sociology, Urban Studies, Women's Studies|
|Program Design:||Group based, Set Curriculum, Study Center, Theme based||Additional Program Options:||Community Engagement, Independent Study, Internship|
See Scandinavia in a new way–as vibrant, diverse and complex.
Explore how globalization and immigration are reshaping Norwegian identity.
Prosperous and egalitarian, Norway is known for its highly developed welfare tate, immense oil and gas wealth, and global leadership on human rights. Underneath its idyllic surface, however, the Norwegian state is struggling to adapt to its changing population. The New Norway program focuses on the social, cultural, and political effects of mass immigration, and examines attempts to engage new Norwegians who have come to the country as work migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees.
Classroom time is shared with local researchers, community organizers, and government officials who are shaping policy and making change with regard to integration and inclusion. In the cosmopolitan city of Oslo, students explore issues of immigration, identity, and belonging. Coursework focuses on national and religious identity, gender equality, and political culture in the context of the increasingly multicultural Norwegian welfare state. Students learn about these issues first-hand by interning six to ten hours per week at service organizations, NGOs, and political groups.
There are numerous field excursions in and around the vibrant city center, and students travel to another Scandinavian capital on a four-day field trip.
While the bulk of the program-- including class meetings at the University of Oslo, internship placements and numerous field excursions throughout the Capitol City-- takes place in Norway, an alternating field trip to Copenhagen, Denmark or Stockholm, Sweden illuminates the similarities and differences among the Scandinavian states, particularly in their responses to globalization and migration.
Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)
- International Relations
- Liberal Arts
- Political Science/Politics
- Social Sciences
- Urban & Regional Planning
- Women's Studies
- Development Studies
- Intensive Language
Please consult HECUA website, here, for current pricing
Program fees include:
tuition, room, food stipend, public transportation pass, international travel, reading materials
This Program is open to
Undergraduate students in accredited US colleges and universities.
Typical Living Arrangements
Participants Travel to Norway
Scholarships are Available
HECUA provides up to three $750 Scholarships for Community Engagement, two $1,500 Scholarships for Social Justice and four $4,000 Scholarships for Racial Justice for semester-length programs each fall and spring. More information about the application process for either scholarship is available on the HECUA website, here, or by contacting the organization.
Application Process Involves
- Online Application plus Application Assessment
- Letters of Reference
More information at the HECUA Norway webpage >>>
HECUA. Gustavus belongs to the HECUA Consortium, so we are a part of the organization that offers this program. Any eligible Gustavus student is welcome to participate in this program.
Application process. Gustavus students will first apply for Gustavus approval through this website. Once approved by Gustavus to participate, you will then complete an online HECUA application as well. Note that Gustavus has a nonrefundable application fee of $70 (required for all Gustavus study away applicants), and that HECUA has a separate nonrefundable application fee of $50.
Advising at Gustavus. If you would like to speak with a Gustavus program advisor, please see our Advising page for more information.