Category: Features

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“Roving” reflections on learning

What one Fulbright scholar learned from Norway Andy Meyer The Norwegian American In June  2016, I returned to Oslo from the coastal town of Florø. I had visited Flora vidaregåande skule (high school), the...

Why I read The Norwegian American

We are happy to share what our readers have to say about our newspaper: “Within an hour of pulling The Norwegian American out of my rural mailbox, I ceremoniously brew a fresh cuppa coffee,...

Community-supported eductation

Community-supported education

A short list of scholarships offered in the Norwegian-American community COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: University of Wisconsin, Madison The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic offers several scholarships and grants to qualified students enrolled in...

school success

Barneblad: Simple rules for school success

Mind your manners A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall With school starting again, there is so much to look forward to: learning new things,...

An American in barneskole

A look at Norwegian elementary school Leslie Axvig Denver, Colo. When our family moved to Norway from the United States, our daughter was 6 years old. We arrived a few weeks before the start...

OsloMet

OsloMet turns 1

Norway’s newest university is headed by American immigrant M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Oslo Metropolitan University, established Jan. 12, 2018, is Norway’s newest public university. The stylized logo of its abbreviation, OsloMet, signals that...

American College of Norway

American College of Norway

Meet ACN Nick Favero American College of Norway Did you know there is an American college in Norway? Founded in 1989 by Dr. Steinar Opstad, the American College of Norway (ACN) first opened its...

Mari Boine

Mari Boine on tour in North America

Sámi singer Mari Boine to tour US and Canada DL Media New York, N.Y. Norwegian singer, songwriter, and activist Mari Boine returns to the United States for the first time since 2014, performing highlights...

trade schools

What happened to vocational school?

America could learn from Norway’s approach to the trades—and our own history Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. When you research education in Norway, vocational or trade schools are on par with academic education; about half...