One World Institute Norway - School for Cooperation and Development

One World Institute

About

In 1970 teachers and their students from Scandinavia started to prepare for the travel of their lifetime with the following slogan:

"Let the world be your classroom, and the people you meet your teachers."

Since the beginning thousands of national and international teachers and students have participated in the program, traveling and working around the globe. Fighting against poverty on health, education, or agricultural field.

Founded
1978
Headquarters

United States

Reviews

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Margaret
10/10

I\ve always liked to study and my dream was to visit India and so I managed. I enjoy my stay at the school, met a lot of nice people, some of them friends for life.
I did not always agree with everything in the program but it was totally worth it to pass through and fulfill my Indian dream. The work with kids was amazing! Although, of course, the culture shock was also something....

How can this program be improved?
A bit more organization skills training for everyone won't hurt
Yes, I recommend
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Veronica
10/10

This was my first after school experience abroad and it was great! Loved the self studies, loved the seminars at the school, all the different acticities, evening programs, yes, sometimes it feels like you are getting a submarine disease, since you live in the mountains but in summer the place just blooms with possibilities.
Work in India was challenging however we had support from the project leader, we could travel around as well, during weekends and holidays to make most out of the stay in the country.

How can this program be improved?
Sometimes hard to deal with different peolpe from different countries but it is rewarding and the children just love you!
Yes, I recommend
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Antonio
8/10

Not easy to deal with people of the same age or even older, we all had different experiences and ideas how everything should work and sometimes it was hard to find a compromise, however in the end, when you starting to travell all the problems, arguments, difficulties with others seems so small we had to laugh why we were even fighting about such a nonsence.
I like to study about poverty and world problems so the studies were not hard for me.

How can this program be improved?
Stronger leading teachers, but I understand it is not easy to lead group of adults.
Better time management, I liked order and sometimes too much flexibility bothered me.
Preparation for the project and work division could be improved.
Put bigger efford for people to study local language
Yes, I recommend
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Csaba
9/10

This program can open the world for you. You will see different cultures, travel and experience a lot, meet many amazing people. And before all this you go through a hard training what makes you ready for Third Word Countries. In my opinion this program can be for you if you want to change something in yourself by seeing the world, getting a lot of impression..

How can this program be improved?
We had to work a lot at the saving up period, what I didn't really like at the moment. But after I could feel it was a perfect preparation to be able to do development work in India, not just having a holiday there. :)
Yes, I recommend

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