The program also includes “Norway – A Brief Introduction” (not for credit) to help you navigate Oslo and the Norwegian social, cultural and political landscape.

Students from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) on an excursion to the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History,  fall 2017.

For you to make the most out of your time in Oslo, we want you to acquire some basic knowledge about Norway, Oslo and general «Norwegian-ness.» This short and fun mini course will introduce you briefly to subjects such as Norway’s political history, our splendid geography, Norwegian society, culture, current politics and more. As part of the course Bjørknes organizes various excursions to places of interest in and around Oslo. By the end of the course you will not only be better equipped to make sense of and understand Norwegian society, but also to make sure that you enjoy all the great things Norway has to offer!