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Norwegian Student Testimonials

Pia Margrethe Tufte

Sociology, 2006-2009

Pia-Margrethe-Tufte

Helt siden den første gangen jeg satte bena mine på PLU følte jeg meg velkommen. PLU har en varm atmosfære og er et svært profosjonelt universitet med uendelige muligheter. På graduation mottok jeg ikke bare et bevis på en fantastisk utdanning, men jeg satt med et enormt nettverk, en ubeskrivelig erfaring, og var klar for å bevege meg inn i et nytt kapittel i mitt liv. Har fortsatt kontakt med mange av mine venner fra hele verden, professorene jeg hadde, og har besøkt universitetet flere ganger siden jeg ble ferdig. Jeg er stolt av å kalle meg en PLU Alumni.

Linh Chloe Hagstroem

Global Studies and Anthropology, 2013-2015

Linh-Chloe-Hagstroem

I chose Pacific Lutheran University because of the commitment to diversity, sustainability, social justice, and leadership. My experience at Pacific Lutheran University was shaped by excellent professors, faculty, staff, and all the people who work every day towards making PLU a safe and caring community. Cross-cultural influences, global events, and guest-lectures have broadened my horizon and provided different perspectives and understandings of the world that I will carry with me towards new goals. If not for the opportunities that I have been presented with, I know that I would not be the global citizen that I now consider myself to be.

Cecilie Nordby

Business Administration, 2010-2013

Cecilie-Nordby

Pacific Lutheran University, har vært en lærerik erfaring så langt. Skolen er veldig liten og med et veldig bra miljø, slik at du blir en elev som blir inkludert i alt. Jeg har lært mye av mine professorer dette året. De har lært meg å ta deg jeg lærer i klasserommet ut til virkelig liv, de vil at du skal bli en skusserik, business man  og det liker jeg veldig godt. Erfaring men skole er at de alltid er her for deg når du trenger dem, uansett hva det er. Jeg føler meg hjemme selv om jeg er tusen mil hjemmefra. PLU var mitt riktig valg, og jeg er glad jeg tok det, og skal ta med meg alle erfaringen jeg har lært med videre.

Inga-Lill Stenseth

2010-2011

Inga-Lill-Stenseth

I løpet av mitt studieår på Pacific Lutheran University har jeg lært utrolig mye både faglig og om meg selv. Det har vært et år jeg aldri kommer til å glemme, her har jeg fått venner for livet og utviklet min faglige kunnskap til et høyere nivå. Den faglige kunnskapen mine professorer har vist er noe jeg har sett opp til og de har hjulpet meg vanvittig til å utvikle meg som en fremtidig kroppsøvingslærer.

Otto Kierulf

Business Administration, 2013-2016

Otto-Kierulf

I wanted to study somewhere on the West coast, and the organization I applied through spoke very highly of PLU. After some more thorough research of PLU and Seattle, I found it more favorable than the other schools that were offered and decided to apply. It was the low student-teacher ratio along with the percentage of students studying a semester abroad that especially caught my attention.
I’ve had a lot of nice experiences at PLU. The small and friendly community at the school and the intramural [sports] provided some great moments outside of the scholastic environment, and everything around my semester abroad in Barcelona was very professional and enjoyable.  It’s been three great years.

Katrine Myhre

Business Administration, 2008-2011

Katrine-Myhre

Jeg kom til Pacific Lutheran rett etter videregaende. Har nå vært her i 3 aar og har trivdes veldig godt. Bodde pa campus foste aret mitt og flyttet ut fra campus til et hus naer campusen og har bodd der de to siste aarene. PLU har smaa klasser, der du learer a bli godt kjent med professoren din, og du faar den hjelp du trenger med en gang. PLU hjelper deg ogsaa med a forbedre deg til aarene etter college. Jeg har fatt et veldig fint nettverk rundt universitet og skal jobbe et ar i america etter graduation under OPT – Optional Practical Training Visa.

Madeleine Brekke

Master's in Marketing Research, 2015-2016; Psychology, 2012-2015

Madeleine-Brekke

I chose to study at PLU because I felt like it was not too big and that I would disappear in the crowd. I wanted smaller classes where I would be able to meet with my professor and they would know who I was.
The school’s familiarity with the Norwegian school systems also helped a great deal during the application process and throughout my time at PLU.

Erika Solli

Social Work, 2013-2016

Erika-Solli

I was drawn to PLU because of the mission of service, vocation, and a global education, in addition to its location in the Northwest. My favorite part my experience at PLU was that I had the opportunity to listen to many great speakers at various symposiums and film screenings, such as during the Holocaust Symposium, Wang Symposium on resilience, a documentary on alumni from several African countries, and so forth. These speakers and the experiences they shared with us, allowed me to broaden my perspective and knowledge. I am thankful for the opportunity I had to learn so much outside of the classroom.

Guro Ihler

2015

Guro-Ihler

I chose to study at PLU because it seemed like a small school, with a great social environment. My best experience was with the great teachers at PLU.

Torhild L. Skillingstad

Global Studies and Chinese Studies, 2010-2013

Torhild-L-Skillingstad

PLU er en relativt liten skole, noe som gjør at professorene kjenner elevene og man får mer personlig oppfølging. Det akademiske holder veldig høy standard og man får absolutt noe igjen for pengene det koster å gå der. Det skjer noe på skolen hele tiden, så man har ikke tid til å sitte stille alt for lenge. Med mange muligheter til å jobbe på campus er det store muligheter til å bli kjent med nye folk og lære mer i tillegg til skolefagene.

Elin Skoelt

Kinesiology, 2012-2015

Elin-Skoelt

I chose PLU mostly because of the size and location in the North West. I like that it is a small school so it is easy to get to know people, the classes are small, and you get to know your professors well. The lectures are really good and the professors knowledgeable about their field. There are a lot of activities to participate in on campus such as sports, academic clubs, and other fun clubs. The campus is also beautiful with great locations for soccer, beach volleyball, slack[line]ing, and homework.

Liv Tone Otterholt

2015

Liv-Tone-Otterholt

I really liked my professors, they were all funny and I learned a lot! My American roommates included me in everything, and without them, my experience would not be as great as it was.

Julie Fardal Johansen

2014-2015

Julie-Fardal-Johansen

I wanted to be an exchange student in the States for one year. Since my college back in Norway kind of cooperate[s] with PLU, that was an easy choice for me to take because of discounts and it felt safer.

Sindre Kjolseth

School of Business, 2015

Sindre-Kjolseth

[I] chose PLU since it sounded like an interesting school and it was close to Canada/Whistler.
I liked the campus a lot. Living that close to the lecture halls is great. And also having to go through cases in class. That was a new thing for me.

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