Experience high school in friendly Norway. Join clubs or play a pick-up game after school with some of your new Norwegian friends. Celebrate the nights of long sunlight or attend festivals as you work towards fluency in a new language with your local host families and classmates. Make friends and new family members from around the world and develop skills, experience, and maturity that equip you for success in an increasingly globalized world – all while you’re still in high school!
High School Program Details
- Placement in a Norwegian high school for a semester or academic year
- Placement with a carefully-selected host family
- Students take a set of academic courses in a variety of areas
- No previous language study required, though students should learn as much Norwegian as possible prior to departure
- Arrival orientation camp included
- Comprehensive health and accident insurance included
- Round-trip airfare included
- Application Deadline: March 15 (fall semester and year-long), September 15 (spring semester)
- Students must be between 16 and 18 years old at the start of their program
Norway At a Glance
- Norway is a country of great natural beauty. It contains mountains, glaciers, islands, fjords and forests.
- Families are typically small and spend a lot of time together.
- Outdoor recreation like skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, hockey, hiking and backpacking is popular.
- Many people place a high value on globalism and personal growth.
- Meat cakes, potato dumplings, and different types of fish are common in Norwegian cuisine.
- Did you know people in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway can all understand each others’ languages? Though they all speak their own native tongue, the languages are mutually intelligible. This means if you learn Norwegian, you can speak to Danes and Swedes as well!
- Learn more on our Norway Country Profile!
- Visit our blog to read about some past students’ experiences:
- Read more great reviews, comments, and testimonials from former Aspect Foundation students and parents here!
Visa, residence permit, and passport costs are not included. Please note you may be required to appear in person at a Norwegian Consulate to obtain your visa. Depending on where you live, this may require out-of-state travel.