Study Abroad in Telemark, Norway
Telemark is known as “Norway in miniature” and is a region known for its rich cultural tradition and outdoor life. The town of Bø, with a population of 5,000, becomes an active student town during the academic year when students from different parts of Norway, and different parts of the world, come together to create a diverse campus community. Telemark University College provides the opportunity to study in the natural landscape, engage in an active campus community, and experience the rich natural heritage of Norway.
Scandinavian Studies, Norwegian language, Environmental Studies, Biology, Business
Courses are taught by Telemark University College (TUC) faculty at Bø campus. Courses are taught in Norwegian and English. No previous language required; students may take Norwegian language at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students typically take 4-5 classes per semester, for a total of 15-17 credits.
Academic Program Options
Option One: Scandinavian Studies
Focus: Norwegian Language and Literature; Anthropology; Business; Environmental Studies; Philosophy; and Sociology
Option Two: Ecotourism & Sustainability
Focus: Environmental Studies, Biology, Business, Norwegian Language
Option Three: Alpine Ecology*
Focus: Environmental Studies; Natural Sciences; and Norwegian Language
*Note: 2 years of college-level science required
Option Four: Business
Focus: Marketing and Management
You will live in a student residence hall among Norwegians and other international students. You will have a double bedroom with your own bathroom and shower. You are provided with a monthly stipend for food, which gives you the freedom to prepare your own food.
Mid-August to mid December
Early January - mid-June
Mid-August - mid-June
The PLU comprehensive fee for Fall 2013 covers this academic experience (instruction and academic credit, housing and meal stipend, study abroad insurance, and visa fees). Financial aid applies.
Roundtrip air travel, personal excursions, and other miscellaneous expenses are not included in program cost.
Global Scholar Award
All PLU Gateway & Featured Programs are Global Scholar Award eligible. This need-based award can cover out-of-pocket expenses up to $2,500 on PLU Gateway and Featured semester programs.
Director, Telemark Program firstname.lastname@example.org 253-535-7512
Tanya Ulsted Gateway Programs Manager email@example.com 253-535-7628
Sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Students must have a minimum 2.7 or higher G.P.A. (3.0 preferred). Must be a student in good standing. No previous Norwegian language study required. Many courses are taught in English.
Completed application materials are due to the Wang Center by March 15, 2013 for Fall 2013, Spring 2014 or Full Year 2013-2014 programs. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due with the application. A $250 non-refundable program payment to confirm participation is required within 10 days of acceptance.
Fall, Spring or Full Year program
Norwegian language study at all levels
Content coursework available in English & Norwegian
Four Academic Program options
No previous language required