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Norway is known for its highly developed welfare state, immense oil and gas wealth, and global leadership on human rights. Underneath its idyllic surface, however, the Norwegian state is struggling to adapt to its changing population.
The New Norway program focuses on the social, cultural and political effects of mass immigration, and examines attempts to engage new Norwegians who have come to the country as work migrants, asylum seekers and refugees.
Classroom time is shared with local researchers, community organizers, and government officials who are shaping policy and making change with regard to integration and inclusion. Students learn about these issues first-hand by interning four to six hours per week at service organizations, NGOs, and political groups.