I can say I enjoyed my time at the American College of Norway. I have lived in Norway for a few years, so I did not choose this college to experience Norwegian culture. I always dreamed about studying in the U.S, so I was hoping that ACN would be a good transition to an American college. We had certain "American" events at the school, such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Superbowl. It was interesting and exciting to experience those for the first time however, the lack of enthusiasm and participation of other students ruined the fun. Despite the overall lack of student participation, I was able to meet interesting people from different countries and learn about various cultures, which really pleased me. I was able to learn more about the U.S and what to expect when I go there. Academics at the American College of Norway are okay, and some classes were more challenging than others. I was hoping to improve my English language skills before going to the U.S, and I have improved thanks to this school. I cannot think of anything that is exceptionally great at this school, but also I cannot think of anything that is completely awful. This experience depends on the amount of money you have to spend on travel around Norway and the effort you put into schoolwork and social life. Unfortunately, COVID-19 ruined some of the experience, and we had to take online classes and cancel events, which is disappointing. Overall, the American College of Norway has the potential to become a great school for Norwegians and international students, and I recommend trying this study abroad opportunity.
What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Maybe not so surprising, but it was an exciting experience to participate in the haunted house at the American College of Norway. It was a lot of hard work but it paid off when I got to scare people. I was surprised at how many people came to see the haunted house.