Deep coastal glaciers, ski-friendly mountains, and breathtaking fjords. That the life for many Norwegians surround around activities in the beautiful nature is a fact. Spring and summer equals hiking (“gå på tur”), and wintertime equals skiing and snowboarding. Get a top education as well as an outdoor experience beyond the ordinary in Norway!
Highlights of High School Programs
Exchange student in Norway
Everyone is talking about Norway, and as an exchange student, you will soon understand why. The Instagram friendly country is without a doubt one of the world’s most beautiful, and the nature here is one of a kind. Beautiful fjords and glaciers, as well as midnight sun and northern lights truly offer you a show. If you love spending time outdoors or are interested in activities such as skiing, hiking, and canoeing – this is the choice for you.
Pack your winter boots and get ready for a true Nordic adventure!
Where do students live?
Staying with a Norwegian host family
Life at home
You will probably soon notice that Norwegian teenagers are given a lot of freedom, and are raised to do things independently. They are allowed to take their own initiatives and are trusted when doing things on their own at their spare time.
It is good to remember that this will probably apply to you as well. Rather than seeing you as a child, they will see you as a young adult who has to take responsibility. Housework is generally equally divided among family members, and you are expected to help out with different tasks at home, such as helping out with dinner and clean your room.
By staying with a Norwegian family, you will get an insight into the holidays and celebrations of the country. In Norway, they celebrate typical Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter, but one holiday that really stands out is the Norwegian Constitution Day called “17. mai” that is, as the name reveals, celebrated on the 17th of May every year.
On this day, the Norwegians dress in traditional costumes and celebrate from early morning to late night. Parades are organized, and people from all ages join the folk festival and wave with their flags. It is a fun and characteristic celebration and a day that you as an exchange student truly will enjoy. It does not get more Norwegian than this!