Norwegian Cultural Journey

Norwegian Cultural Journey

During a semester on the Norwegian Cultural Journey you will, together with students from all over the world, travel through a truly unique cultural landscape – both in(side) Norway and among yourselves.

Study level
Exchange Programmes
Closing dates
Autumn: April 15
Bachelor level
Start up
Autumn 2019

Why study Norwegian Cultural Journey?

The Norwegian Cultural Journey programme, which consists of a historical and a contemporary module, gives a broad insight into a variety of cultural elements. You will experience and acquire understanding of Norwegian culture from the Viking age until today with a focus on history, language, literature and music. In addition, the students will be introduced to different aspects of Norwegian contemporary life, from social institutions to manners, values and habits. A large part of the program is field trips, excursions and practical experience. Based on the Vestfold campus of USN, we have a nearness to coastal culture and Viking history as well as the paintings of Edvard Munch. A visit to Oslo, with theatre, exhibitions and museums is also on the program. Throughout the course an important aspect will be to establish contrasting perspectives on the topics dealt with, and to increase the students’ competence when it comes to comparing Norwegian cultural expressions and aspects of social life to similar phenomena in their home countries. 

What you will learn

The course consists of two modules, Module 1: Norwegian Culture in a Historical Perspective and Module 2: Contemporary Norwegian Culture:

Why study at USN?

USN offer an informal and student friendly environment. Our campuses are small with an open-door policy where our staff dedicates time and attention to each student. USN offers a safe living and study environment as well as a multicultural society where English is widely spoken. Our programmes are focused on practical study methods with a problem-based approach that should help students to prepare for real-life situations.

Admission requirements

The programme is open to international exchange students studying at one of USN's bilateral partner institutions. Exchange students must have completed at least 60 ECTS or equivalent within the relevant study field, and be officially nominated by their home university, to enrol.

Target groups are preschool teacher students, teacher students or other students with interest in Norwegian culture and nature and experience-based learning. 

Admission to the programme requires a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. An English proficiency equivalent to B2 (Cambridge) level is recommended.

More information about nomination and application procedures can be found here.

Study facts

Full time – Vestfold

  • Teaching Language: English
  • Semesters: 1 - Autumn
  • Charge No tuition. Some fees may apply for theater/concert/museum tickets, excursions and syllabus literature.
  • Admission requirements Read prerequisite requirements


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