Studying abroad: why do it?

A teacher’s two cents John F. L. Ross Oslo, Norway Why go abroad for college-level study? And why study in Norway? As someone who did neither one, I might seem poorly situated to address, much less answer, both questions. Still, their essentials—education, student life, exchange programs, study trips—practically surround me. And I do have experience to draw on, but for that we need to reel it back a few decades. I went overseas to study after finishing my bachelor’s degree. Weighing American vs. European programs, London popped up as an obvious middle way. A Master’s could be done in a calendar year instead of two, which I assumed meant British education was twice as goo
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The Norwegian American

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