Norgesskolen in short
Norgesskolen is a two week summer school for Norwegian language and culture. We welcome students ages 9 to 18 from all over the world, both beginners and those with previous Norwegian knowledge. Norgesskolen is an opportunity to practice the Norwegian language and get a deeper understanding of Norwegian culture and society.
We teach Norwegian language and culture and have a variety of sports and outdoor activities. Students go on hiking trips and excursions. A stay at Norgesskolen is the beginning of lifelong friendships and is a fun place to learn Norwegian!
Norgesskolen is held at Sagavoll Folkehøyskole in Gvarv in Telemark region. Both students and teachers live in dormitories on campus.
The school is a non-profit organization. Norgesskolen does not receive any state funding and is thus financed by school fees.
Students at Norgesskolen will:
get comprehensive education in the Norwegian language
participate in different sports and outdoor activities
join activities such as swimming, canoeing, hiking, sports and art
make lifelong friends from all around the world
develop the Norwegian part of their identity
experience an international environment and learn to overcome cultural barriers in a positive way
experience a Norwegian summer
Who can join Norgesskolen?
Norgesskolen is best suited for children in the age group 9-18.
Students living outside of Norway – all over the world.
Students with previous knowledge of Norwegian as well as beginners.
Norwegian citizens as well as non-Norwegian citizens.
Norwegian children/youth that want to improve their Norwegian and participate in an international environment.
Norgesskolen practices rolling admission. We enroll a maximum capacity of 100 students and therefore encourage you to register as early as possible to secure a spot.
Norgesskolen gave me much more than just the language; Norgesskolen gave me the taste of being Norwegian (...)
For four years of my life, Norgesskolen meant everything to me. As soon as it was over, I thought about next year. I had so many experiences that my “regular” life at home suddenly became… just boring.
Norgesskolen for me has been one of the greatest experiences and something I will never forget. I have met friends for life. Even though the people at Norgesskolen are spread all around the world, we keep in touch via internet and I can’t wait to see them again next summer.
Three weeks was too short. I had such a fantastic experience that I wish I could have stayed longer. I came to develop my Norwegian, experience Norwegian culture, prepare and eat Norwegian food, try Norwegian outdoor life and of course see the Norwegian world famous serie SKAM!