Category: Norwegian Heritage

Why bestemor never taught you Norwegian

Norwegian immigrants to the US had it easier than many from other countries, but still faced xenophobic pressure—and legislation—that forced assimilation Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska With so much recent talk of immigrants and their...

Norgesskolen, a summer of learning

Every year kids from all over the world meet for three weeks of everything Norwegian Maria Vang Ormhaug Norgesskolen Norgesskolen is a summer school in Norwegian language and culture. The students are children and...

A Norwegian political “exchange student”

This unique cross-cultural fellowship gives Norwegians a peek inside American politics John Erik Stacy The Norwegian American I am often surprised by how many different programs there are promoting scholarly exchange between Norway and...

Stein Hoff, traveler and extreme rower

Stein Hoff, “extreme rower,” on his solo north-Atlantic crossing attempt Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Last November I had the opportunity to meet a dynamic duo of adventurers, or as they prefer to be called,...

Traveling runs in the Viking blood

Even before Leif Erikson, the Norse visited Baghdad and beyond as merchant warriors Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles More than a millennium ago, the greatest travelers in all of Europe were the Vikings. Fleets...

Found in translation

Eriksen Translations Inc. celebrates 30 years of language Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Human communication is something we spend almost all of our waking hours doing, or at least trying to do. Even between those...