Norway

Program Quick Facts

  • Program Duration: 5 or 10 months
  • Departure: August
  • Age Requirements: 15 to 18 years old
  • Language Requirements: none
  • Academic Requirements: C+ avg or higher
  • Visa Requirements: Yes
  • Orientation:
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About Norway

Embark on an unforgettable journey by spending your high school exchange year in Norway. Nestled between stunning fjords, majestic mountains, and vibrant cities, Norway offers an experience that seamlessly blends natural wonder with modern innovation. Imagine immersing yourself in a culture known for its inclusivity, sustainability, and forward-thinking mindset. From exploring Viking history to witnessing the awe-inspiring Northern Lights, every day in Norway is a tapestry of adventure. Connect with warmhearted Norwegians, learn the melodic Norwegian language, and broaden your horizons
through education that fosters critical thinking and creativity.

  • Size: Norway covers an area of approximately 125,021
    square miles. Norway is slightly larger than the state of
    New Mexico.
  • Population: The population of Norway is
    approximately 5.4 million people.
  • Language: The main language spoken in Norway is Norwegian.
  • Religion: The main religion in Norway is Christianity,
    with the majority of the population being members of
    the Church of Norway (Lutheran). However, Norway is
    known for its religious diversity, and there is also a
    growing number of people who identify as nonreligious or practice other religions.
  • Government: Norway is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy. It has a king as the head of
    state, and the country follows a democratic system with a separation of powers among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
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Life in Norway

Each morning begins with the crisp Nordic air and a hearty breakfast, setting the tone for the day ahead. School usually commences around 8:00 AM, with an innovative approach to learning that encourages critical thinking and collaboration.

After school, Norway’s breathtaking landscapes beckon. Many students embrace outdoor activities, from skiing in the winter to hiking in the summer. The love for sports and nature fosters a sense of well-being and camaraderie among peers.

Evenings are a cherished time for families to gather, sharing stories over a delicious dinner. This practice reinforces the close-knit bonds that define Norwegian family life.

Weekends provide a canvas for exploration. Many students seize the opportunity to venture into Norway’s landscapes, whether it’s enjoying the serene fjords or embarking on a camping adventure. Discovering historical sites, visiting museums, and joining in on local festivities provide insights into Norway’s rich heritage.

Pricing

Program Duration

Departure

Price

5 months (semester)

August 2024

$12,660

10 months (academic year)

August 2024

$13,060

Included

  • Roundtrip international flight to your destination
  • Travel insurance to cover accidents and illnesses
  • A carefully screened and vetted host family placement
  • 24/7 support from STS Foundation and its partners during your time abroad
  • Language support if traveling to a non-English speaking country
  • Interview, orientations, and material that will prepare you and your parents for your exchange year
  • A local representative or host family member welcoming you at the airport upon your arrival
  • Certificate of completion provided by STS Foundation at the end of your exchange year

Not Included

  • Domestic flight to get to the international departure
  • Passport and visa fees
  • School lunch money (depends on destination)
  • School uniforms if required (depends on destinations)
  • Public transportation
  • Educational/recreational trips
  • Pocket money ($200 to $300/month recommended)

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Norway

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Before Your High School Exchange Year

Get ready for your high school exchange year! Discover the benefits, learn who's eligible, and understand the application process. STS Foundation will guide you every step of the way, ensuring you are well-prepared for this exceptional adventure.

Before Your High School Exchange Year

Get ready for your high school exchange year! Discover the benefits, learn who's eligible, and understand the application process. STS Foundation will guide you every step of the way, ensuring you are well-prepared for this exceptional adventure.

During Your High School Exchange Year

Discover what it's like to immerse yourself in a new culture and live with a host family, all with the guidance of STS Foundation and its partners. From the moment you depart to the moment you return home, we are there for you and your parents.

During Your High School Exchange Year

Discover what it's like to immerse yourself in a new culture and live with a host family, all with the guidance of STS Foundation and its partners. From the moment you depart to the moment you return home, we are there for you and your parents.