Telemark University College, Norway
Overview: Scandinavian Studies in Telemark is a one semester or one year program offered at the Bø campus of Telemark University College. Some of the program’s courses are taught in English and are at the undergraduate level. During the academic term, students engage in an intercultural Scandinavian experience through class sessions, guided field trips, campus activities and student dorm life.
Institution: Telemark University College is a fully accredited state college in Norway with more than 4,500 full-time students and 500 faculty and staff. The college is the fifth largest of the 25 state university colleges in Norway.
Housing: Norwegian and international students are housed together in single rooms in university-owned dorms.
Course offerings: Students also have the opportunity to take courses in Telemark’s Scandinavian Studies program, its Alpine Ecology and Environmental Management program, or its Outdoor Life, Culture and Ecophilosophy program.
Semester: Students can study in either the fall or spring semester. One-year programs are offered, as well.
GPA requirement: 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
Information about Bø: The town of Bø is centrally located in the county of Telemark, as well as in southern Norway. The campus is located in the heart of the community, within walking distance of student housing, stores and the train station. The cultural center has numerous amenities including a large gymnasium and swimming pool, a climbing wall, a movie theatre, an art gallery and a concert hall.
Other information: Students from the Bø campus of Telemark University College regularly spend a semester or a year studying at Franklin College.