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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Area of Study: Business, Business Management, Communication and Media, Communications, Criminal Justice, English, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Global Professional Studies, History, Literature, Management, Marketing, Sociology Housing Options: Apartment
Eligible Year: 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior Program Type: Pace Global Partner
Program Description:
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Why Moss?

Moss is a growing city located in the county of Østfold, a short 40-minutes southeast of Norway’s capital city, Oslo. The city enjoys a growing economy, low crime rate and a high standard of living. There are many activities for people to enjoy in every season, both indoor and out. The Amfi shopping center allows for a wide range of shopping, in addition to several locally owned, boutique shops. There is a movie theater with several screens and a live theater featuring live musical, comedic and theatrical performances throughout the year. There are nearby cents for Tae Kwan Do, squash and tennis to name a few.

The Moss region is famous for its beaches. You can enjoy the sunshine and the water is virtually undisturbed. In addition to  the Oslo fjord, Moss has a nearby lake called Vansjø, plus on the east side there is a large forest area called Mossemarka. One of the most exciting parts of the city is Jeløy, Moss’ famous island, with its lava formations, originating from a volcanic eruption. The local climate, geology and soils create conditions for agriculture, forestry and biological diversity. The island has  some rare and protected plant species.

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The Campus

In 1992, ACN began with 12 Norwegian and 12 American students coming together to study in a quaint farm mansion on the island of Jeløy in Moss, Østfold, Norway.  Throughout the years the program has expanded to 70 students from Norway, the United States, and countries from all over the world. ACN is now located in the beautiful Convention Building (Konvensjonsgaarden), downtown Moss, near the public library, cafes, shopping and nightlife.

Each year between 50 – 70 students are admitted and begin their journey with ACN. The student body consists of Norwegian, American and other international students. ACN faculty join us for one semester and come mainly from our partner universities in the U.S. The courses that are offered each semester depend on the specialization of the instructors and will be different every semester allowing students variety in their class selection. The staff at ACN have many years of experience with assisting students both with preparing them for continued studies in the U.S. as well as helping our international students adjust to life in Norway.
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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 
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Public Speaking, Section I and II
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome 
  • World Religions 
  • Advanced Humanities Seminar: Global Leadership
  • Integrated Social Science Inquiry: Pilgrims and Puritans and the founding of America
  • Psychology of Learning 
  • International Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • 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
  • HON 391: Colloquium in the Sciences: Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century – 3 credits
    • Welcome to Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century!  This course is designed primarily for non-science majors with an interest in the relationship between humans and our environment.  We will spend time during this course building on your fundamental knowledge of science and nature and will explore controversial issues such as global climate change, genetically modified foods, water scarcity, energy demands, environmental pollutants, and other pertinent issues.
  • HUM 300: Oslo: The City as Text – 3 credits
    • What makes a city a city? Why do cities look the way they do? What makes one city different from another? What can you learn about a people, a country, a culture, by studying one of its major cities? How do cities help us understand the truth and reality behind human behaviors? These are the questions we will examine as we explore Oslo, Norway, learn about its history, culture, construction, and the challenges facing it into the future.
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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.

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Student Life

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.

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Student testimonials

"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
    Summer: March 15 Extended to April 1st

Application Procedures for the American College of Norway:
Complete the American College of Norway Study Abroad ACN Study Abroad Application.pdf and email to
A complete application includes:
  • Application form
  • Copy of official transcript
  • Brief personal statement
  • Passport copy
  • $200 deposit
The American College of Norway Application Deadlines:
Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: March 15 Extended to April 1st

Program Cost

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.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 11/01/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 04/01/2019 TBA TBA