Category: Features

“Ikke problem!” (“No problem!”)

An American works with asylum seekers in Norway—and expands her own horizons Beth Kollé Seattle In 1987, a huge influx of refugees came to Norway’s shores. It was a tenfold increase in applications for...

Kaveh Rashidi

An interview with Kaveh Rashidi, M.D.

Norwegian enough Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American He was born and grew up in Norway, speaks Norwegian, holds a Norwegian passport, and earned his degree to practice medicine in Norway. He likes to...

Diep family

An immigrant success story

Meet Professor Dzũng “Johnny Depp” Diệp John Erik Stacy The Norwegian American At the University of Oslo in the 1980s, I met a young man who introduced himself as Jon. He is now my...

Kjerringa med staven

Barneblad: Making Norwegian music is fun!

A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall In an issue all about music, it’s only natural that this month’s Barneblad should focus on it, too....

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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...