At American College of Norway, students can take classes in a wide range of study areas. Below are some examples of course you can take at ACN:
Introduction to Literature and Culture: Graphic Novels and Magical Realities
College Composition II
Introduction to Film
Public Speaking, Section I and II
Advanced Humanities Seminar: Global Leadership
Integrated Social Science Inquiry: Pilgrims and Puritans and the founding of America
Psychology of Learning
Global Physical Environment
Seminar in the Sciences
The Geo-Politics of the North
Enhancing creativity through science, technology and art
Travel Seminar to Spitsbergen – The Arctic
Integrated Cultural Experience, Protest Art
Adv. Humanities Seminar: Social Entrepreneurship
Business Study Tour
Note: Course offerings vary from semester to semester and are subject to change.
Summer 2018 Courses
May 22nd – June 15th
Click here for more details on Summer 2018 courses.
ACN has the option of living on-campus. On-campus living lets you make the most of your university experience. It is a great way to be near your classes and fellow students, and is the most convenient living option for ACN students living in Moss. On-campus housing is in modern, apartment-style dorms all furnished with a stove, fridge, and washing machine. All of ACN’s student housing options are within a five-minute walking distance of the school and our activities center, Stallen, to create a true campus feel.
Click here for more information on each housing option and videos.
An important part of the college experience is the student life aspect. Because we see this to be important for personal and social growth, at ACN we offer a wide array of student activities to students throughout the school year. Every fall semester is kick-started with our Welcome Weekend and we have events until the last week of classes, which ends in a End of the Year BBQ with great food, student awards, words of wisdom and a picture slideshow to recap the year. We have a student based Activities Committee that takes charge of planning events and making sure that things are happening on campus to create that student life experience. Other fun events include Halloween, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie Making, Homecoming, Superbowl, Christmas Party, Movie Screenings, Theme Days, Music Fests, and more!
In addition, take advantage of your 4-day school week to travel on the weekends. ACN is located just a short train-ride away from Oslo, Norway's capital. You can go on many of ACN's organized trips into the city, or plan your own excursions with friends to other parts of Norway and even the rest of Europe.
"Norway should be on everyone's must-see list!"
"Norway is full of adventure and beauty and I'd tell everyone to experience it for themselves!"
-Julie, Summer 2016
"I loved the professors - they were super engaging and creative! And the director and administrators all know who you are"
"The small school vibes allowed us the chance to get to know other students really well in a short amount of time"
"I loved being being outside - eating, working, playing games, hanging out, and enjoying the sunlight that lasts for the majority of the day in the summer (over 8 hours), and hiking Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken"
"Most Norwegians also speak English, so as someone who was traveling to a foreign country for the first time, this was very helpful and lessened the culture shock"
-Brooke, Summer 2016
How to Apply
Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. Before applying to the host institution abroad, you must first complete the necessary application procedures to Pace. Click here to review the Pace University Step-by-Step Guide to apply for study abroad.
Application Procedures for Pace Study Abroad:
Create an account to begin the study abroad application process. Students can apply to only one program. Check to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements of the program and that you submit your application in advance of the program deadline. Complete the required materials and questionnaires required for your application. Note that the requirements will vary depending on your selected program.
Meet with your academic advisor to ensure you meet the academic requirements needed in order to study abroad. In addition to asking the following questions, you may want to bring the names and descriptions of course you are interested in taking at your host institution:
Schedule an appointment with a Pace Study Abroad Advisor.
Complete the Credit Equivalency Form located on your program application page. This is due by the Pace application deadline.
Pace University Application Deadlines:
Academic Year and Fall: March 15
Spring: October 15
March 15 Extended to April 1st
Application Procedures for the American College of Norway:
The American College of Norway Application Deadlines:
Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
March 15 Extended to April 1st
The following policies are effective with AY 2017-18. Students are responsible for:
Pace tuition and Fees, including a $100 Study Abroad Fee are billed to the student account.
Room charges are the responsibility of the student and are paid directly to the host institution.
Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, meals, local transportation, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.
All federal and state financial aid apply during the semester abroad. Up to $10,000 of institutional financial aid (Pace scholarships/grants) applies to the fall/spring semester abroad - note portability of Pace institutional aid is limited to two semesters. Pace tuition remission does not apply.
Students will have the choice of taking either one or two courses (listed above). The cost for the summer program includes a Program Fee and a $100 Study Abroad Fee. The Program Fee is as follows:
- One course: $2,970
- Two courses: $3,970
This includes tuition, housing, two field trips, and health insurance. Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, meals, local transportation, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.
The Program Fee is made on our online travel payment system, and the study abroad fee is billed directly to the student's account.
All participating students are registered for Pace’s emergency Travel Assistance/Health Insurance policy through ACE American Insurance/AXA Assistance USA. There is no additional charge.
If you come from a country outside the EU/EEA and wish to study in Norway, you must apply for a residence permit for studies. This is also called a study permit. Students must apply at least 3 months before their departure date. For more information on fees and requirements please visit The Nowegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) website. The Pace Study Abroad Office will help students in the process of applying for visas, but it is ultimately the student's responsibility to obtain his or her visa.