12 - 52 weeks
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TimeframeAcademic Year Fall Spring Winter
Price Details--Host family accommodations and 3 meals per day
--Support and counseling services from in-country staff
--24-hour emergency support
--General Pre-departure Orientation (in-person or via Skype)
--Cultural Pre-departure Orientation (via Skype)
--Arrival Orientation with Norwegian Local Coordinator
--Personal assistance from a Greenheart Travel program manager
--Letter of Recommendation upon request and successful completion of the program
--Weekend excursions are optional and not included
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May 16, 2023
Aug 17, 2021
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Study abroad in Norway during high school with Greenheart Travel!
Spend a trimester, semester or entire year abroad in the land of fjords and the gorgeous Northern Lights, and immerse yourself in the Norwegian culture. Students are matched with a carefully screened host family and attend a local high school for a full immersion experience abroad.
-- Host family accommodation provides full language & cultural immersion
-- No previous language experience is required -- beginners welcome!
-- You can choose between trimester, semester or academic year lengths
-- Start dates available in spring or fall
-- Arrival Orientation with Norwegian Local Coordinator
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- Host family accommodations and meals included in the program fee
- Medical Insurance and 24/7 Emergency Contact Support
- Assistance from a personal program manager before, during, and after your program
- Arrival orientation in Norway
- Fjords, Northern Lights, and land of the Midnight Sun!
Response from Greenheart
Hi Madison, Thank you very much for providing your feedback on your experience on Greenheart Travel’s and STS’s High School Abroad Norway program. Student safety and well-being are our top priority and Greenheart Travel’s in-country partners conduct rigorous screening of potential host families. Through our monthly check-ins with students, host families, and schools, we ensure our students are having successful programs and have the tools they need to adapt to life in country. When about a month into your program you had a disagreement with your host sister, our 24/7 on-site and long-distance emergency staff members worked to make sure you and your parents were heard and supported. One of the greatest opportunities as an exchange student is to gain conflict resolution and cross-cultural communication skills. Our policy is always to be objective with all parties and work through any gaps in communication and cultural misunderstandings before changing host families. We set this expectation prior to departures, and cover it extensively in program preparation materials and during the online pre-departure trainings with students and parents. After working with you and your host family on the relationship for about a week, we ultimately decided to place you with a different host family in the same area. We’re sorry to hear that you felt that Greenheart Travel didn’t understand your challenges. Being an exchange student is one of the hardest, yet most rewarding, life experiences we can have. During programs, we frequently check in with participants and parents to offer resources, alumni tips, inspirational articles and Ted Talks, all with the goal of giving students what they need to gain confidence and have the best possible experiences. We’re glad to hear that in the end, you had a great experience overall in Norway, made new friends, and enjoyed your school. Thank you again for providing feedback. We wish you the best in any future international endeavor.