International Summer School Ringerike

International Summer School Ringerike

Every summer about 50-60 students from North America, Asia and all around Europe gather together with Norwegian students for an excellent international experience, studying international business and exploring the beauty of the long Nordic summer nights.

April 15, 2019
ECTS credits 15 (6 U.S. credits)
Sommer 2019

Why study at International Summer School?

Join the USN International Summer School at Ringerike, to learn about international business in a multicultural environment while enjoying the beauty of the long, Nordic summer nights. Each year about 50 students from North American, Europe, and Asia gather together at Campus Ringerike for an intensive, five-week program to study international management and international marketing. Students work closely with professors in USN’s friendly and stimulating campus environment.


Our program moves beyond traditional classroom activities to engage with companies and people in the Norwegian business community. We arrange guest lecturers and visits to leading Norwegian companies to provide students with insight into a distinctly, Scandinavian business perspectives.

While academic content is a priority, USN also promotes intercultural learning through cultural experiences and social activities. Students participate in a variety of excursions and activities that include:

The core program runs from June 3rd to June 28th (preceded by an orientation program for international students from May 29th to June 2nd).  

Get a taste of a real happening that intends to broaden your international experiences with fellow students from all around the world.

What you will learn

The USN International Summer School offers two courses, International Marketing and International Management, at 7.5 ECTS (the equivalent of 3 US credits). Courses are taught by faculty members from Texas Tech University and USN with extensive international experience.

Here is detailed information about the course content, learning activities, prerequisites, and

The overall learning outcome of this course are intended to provide students with knowledge, competence, and skills that will help them navigate a global business environment.

Why study at USN?

The University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) is Norway’s newest and second largest university with 18,000 students attending classes on eight campuses located in the municipalities of Kongsberg, Drammen, Bø, Ringerike, Notodden, Porsgrunn, Rauland and Vestfold. The university has four faculties including the Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences, and the USN School of Business

The USN School of Business, located in Ringerike, has offered the USN International Summer School program in cooperation with Texas Tech University for the past twenty years. The USN School of Business offers a broad range of degree programs – from Ph.D. level to undergraduate level across various fields of study: Management, marketing, business analysis, information systems, tourism, law, design and political and social sciences.

Time schedule

Programme for the summer of 2019.

What are the costs and accommodation?

  • Tuition is free.
  • Travel and accommodation expenses must be covered by the participant.
  • Expenses for USN trips and activities (except corporate visits) are covered by the participant.

Students live in brand new dormitories located on Campus Ringerike. Each student lives in a private room with bathroom. All cooking and food preparation is done in a shared kitchen. All students living in the dormitory are responsible for following the general rules for living and cleaning as specified by the student housing board.


The programme is only open for admission for students from institutions that hold a bilateral agreement with USN. All students must be nominated for admission to the programme by their home institution. All international exchange students should have completed at least 60 ECTS (24 US credits) before enrolment. Open for students from academic disciplines of business administration, management, law, visual communication and engineering. Students from other relevant disciplines may be considered.

Both international and USN students are welcome to contact Martha Kjølseth for further information about the program.

Application deadline: April 15, 2019

Duration: Core program starts on June 3rd and ends on June 28th with International orientation from May 29th to June 2nd


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