Educational, Social, and Political Systems in Norway
"My trip to Oslo in March 2014 was a truly life changing experience. I found Oslo’s people, policies, and the city itself to be such welcoming and beautiful forces. Meeting the locals, attending classes, and visiting schools all contributed to my overall awe of the city of Oslo." - Callan, Spring Break 2014
Dates of Program: March 10 - 17, 2018
Credit Units: 3
Sponsor(s) of Program: College of Education and Human Development
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The Norway Study Abroad program examines social, political, and educational systems that support children and their families in ways that relate to academic achievement and social well-being. This international opportunity allows students to engage with Norwegian educators, students from preschool to college, and faculty at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) in Norway. Participants will immerse themselves in Norwegian culture and daily life by visiting Oslo, Norway (and the surrounding community). Students, faculty, and teachers will study the political, social, and educational systems behind Norwegian children and youth’s strong performance on international standardized assessments. As such, we examine societal and classroom factors that contribute to student achievement, considering both pedagogical and environmental factors that shape students’ achievement. Experiences include lectures, school visits, cultural experiences, and training on teacher quality and evaluation tools.
Participants will be staying in a hotel, the Cochs Pensjonat, Parkveien 25, 0350 Oslo, Norway. Participants will be sharing a room with 1-2 other study abroad students. Rooms have single beds and small kitchenettes.
Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
This program runs during Georgia State University’s spring break (March 10-17th). The class will also meet three times prior to departure to Norway and twice after (on a day arranged with input from students).
The Norwegian Educational Experience program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University College of Education and Human Development. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director
Credits & Courses
Please note; in addition to applying for this program, you must also register for the program course(s) in GoSOLAR
Participants who successfully complete the program’s ECEE 4700 (undergraduate) or ECEE 8000 course (graduate) will receive 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.
Funding & Scholarship Info
Georgia State University students may eligible for the IEF Scholarship or the Global Experience Scholarship. Visit http://mystudyabroad.gsu.edu/prospective/funding-study-abroad or call the Study Abroad Programs office at (404) 413-2529 to learn more about scholarships & financial aid for study abroad.
The program cost is tentatively set at $2,100 in addition to regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost
Program Cost Includes:
• Round-trip airfare
• All ground transportation
• Accommodation (hotel)
• Excursions and entrance fees
• Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include
• Georgia State tuition and fees
• Passport expenses
• Personal expenses
• Excess baggage charges
October 31, 2017: $400 Deposit Due
November 15, 2017: $700 Second payment
December 4, 2017: Charge date
January 17, 2018: $1000 along with tuition and fees. GSU scholarships applied to student accounts
Students interested in applying should click the "Apply Now" button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Because the program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews will be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application.
Program Director Contact Info
Program Director: Gary Bingham
Office address: 30 Pryor Street, Suite 550, College of Education and Human Development