American College of Norway: Semester or Year Study

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You can choose to study in Moss at American College of Norway for fall semester, spring semester, a full year, or summer (see separate listing for summer). The courses you take, all taught in English, vary each term depending on the visiting faculty from universities in the United States. You can earn up to 15 general education credits alongside Norwegian peers. Classes are designed to transfer easily back to your home university. With our small setting, students make friends quickly and know their classmates. You also receive 1 on 1 support from faculty and advisors.

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based on 4 reviews
  • Academics 7.5
  • Support 10
  • Fun 9.5
  • Housing 9.5
  • Safety 10
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Yes, I recommend this program

Opportunity of a lifetime!

I had studied abroad in high school and had an awesome time but studying abroad to Norway and attending ACN blew that experience out of the water. ACN covers all bases, whether it's travel tips, homesickness tips, advice on studying, help with housing, anything. The staff and faculty at ACN were super accommodating to every student and the small class sizes were a treat. The staff especially, go above and beyond in every aspect to make sure that students are comfortable and enjoying their time in Moss.
The on-campus housing was very nice, 2-bedroom apartments with a kitchen and a bathroom (that has a heated floor! Amazing during the winter months), and can supply almost anything you need, from dishes to bed sheets to drying racks. And as a bonus, the apartments are just up the street from the school, less than a 5 minute walk!
ACN also only has classes Monday-Thursday, meaning you get a three-day weekend every weekend. This makes it really easy to travel and see Europe. While in Norway I was able to travel to the western part of Norway, France, England, and Wales. The staff also help you find the cheapest airline/train/bus tickets!

I would highly recommend to anyone (whether you are a freshman or a senior in college) to study abroad to the American College of Norway. I had an amazing experience and am kinda bummed I only went for one semester.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Make sure you use the 3-day weekends to get out and travel around Europe! ACN staff are more than willing to help you decide where to go and to get there for pretty cheap!
Yes, I recommend this program

The Best Decision I've Made

Studying at ACN has been more than I thought it would be. I thought I would study abroad and I would go back home the same person. I was completely wrong. Being at ACN has made me become more confident in myself and more spontaneous when before I was shy and didn't do many things outside of my comfort zone. ACN gave me the opportunity to meet many new friends and the staff at the school were our close advisers for anything we needed. Being at ACN also made it possible for me to make trips to other parts of Norway like Svalbard or Stavanger. I was also able to travel to places like London and Paris for prices that were in my range! Before going to ACN I was scared traveling places because it was different and new. I was a person of habit but now I love the unknown parts of trips because it makes it more of an adventure!

What would you improve about this program?
The only thing that could improve in the program is the selection of classes available to the students. Other than that I think it is a really great program that everyone should try!
Yes, I recommend this program

A great opportunity

To me, this school represents a great opportunity for both American students who wish to study abroad, and Norwegians looking to study in the US.

Although I myself is one of the later, I have made a lot of American friends here, my room mate being one of them, and I hear nothing but praise coming from them. In fact, most of the ones I've asked said they wished they could stay for a little longer, despite missing their families at home. With ACN being such a small school compared to most American universities, we naturally have a tight and welcoming student environment. Whether we're studying, partying, traveling or killing time, we've always had the option of doing it in solidarity.

The small classes also seem to spark the teachers. Going from a school where they host lectures for hundreds of people at a time to classes where they have 20-40 people seem to bring them back to their teaching roots, allowing them to create a real student-teacher relationship. And although there will be new teachers every semester, I can honestly say that the teaching staff at ACN that I've encountered represents the best educators I have ever had the privilege of learning from.

To summarize: If you're curious about studying abroad and think that Norway might be the place for you, come to ACN! In my experience it was the best choice I could have made, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

What would you improve about this program?
Honestly, I don't have any complaints, and without complaints it can be hard to find improvements.
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Yes, I recommend this program

The experience of a lifetime!

When I decided to I wanted to study abroad, I never thought it would be this beneficial for not only now but for years to come. The American College of Norway was what made this whole experience possible. ACN has given me opportunities that I would not received at any large scale university. The American College of Norway will forever have a piece of my heart, and it has become a place I would call home.