American College of Norway (ACN): Moss - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
What is the American College of Norway?Since 1992, the American College of Norway (ACN) has provided a study abroad opportunity to Americans and other international students, bringing them together with Norwegian peers to take courses toward their... read more
I learned more adult skills chris w - University of Puget Sound View Entire Review
Learning new cultures are worth it Frida - Mayville State University View Entire Review
I was able to meet people from different countries and learn about various cultures, which I enjoyed. Indre Butkute - American College of Norway (ACN) View Entire Review
I learned independence, social interactions on an international level, and local culture. It was worth it for those factors. Jonas Tuason - University of North Dakota View Entire Review
My experience was definitely worth wild! I had so much fun while growing professionally through the ACN Marketing Internships and Slager Communications and traveling all over the world. Becca Wulf - University of North Dakota View Entire Review
When I decided to I wanted to study abroad, I never thought it would be this beneficial for not only now but for years to come. The American College of Norway was what made this whole experience possible. ACN has given me opportunities that I would not received at any large scale university. The American College of Norway will f... Bethany Larson - Mayville State University View Entire Review
I can not even begin to put into words all that I gained form my time spent abroad. It was an empowering experience. Forcing yourself into a new environment and coming out on top, having learned how to explore, how to learn and how to love, changes every aspect of your life. It is a complete and total game changer. My whole outl... Ashley B - University of North Dakota View Entire Review
Seeing different cultures and learning about international law was a great experience. Christopher V - University of North Dakota View Entire Review
I gained independence, and learned more about myself. Very worthwhile. Austin Skye MacSwan - American College of Norway (ACN) View Entire Review
I gained a home in Norway. I know that when I go back to visit I have people to meet up with and places to visit again. Kay Laughlin - Springfield College View Entire Review
I met so many amazing people while studying here. I was independent and got to live on my own for the first time, which was an eye-opening experience and the academics were a great start for a university career. A student - University of North Dakota View Entire Review
I learned more about myself, how much I matured over just one semester abroad, how independent I became. Also, I learned about an amazing culture and history! Kayla Wendt - Minnesota State University, Moorhead View Entire Review
I gained travel experiences that I never would have dreamed of having before. I went to the Arctic and different places in Europe and it was an incredible journey that I will never forget! Jeannette Sevigny - Mayville State University View Entire Review
I learned what it means to be an American and what it means to be a Norwegian. It was incredibly worthwhile. I am so glad that I did it! A student - University of North Dakota View Entire Review
After studying abroad, I have a much broader world view. I understand elements of different cultures that I never knew existed. Being abroad has made me a much more out-going people person. The friends and connections I made are those which will last a lifetime. Not a single day goes by where I don't talk to those friends and re... Robert R - University of North Dakota View Entire Review
What is the American College of Norway?
Since 1992, the American College of Norway (ACN) has provided a study abroad opportunity to Americans and other international students, bringing them together with Norwegian peers to take courses toward their U.S. bachelor’s degree. ACN is part of the American university system and offers curriculum in English taught by American faculty. The schedule and academic calendar follow the typical U.S. system as well. Because our study abroad students are comfortable with this form of education, other cultural differences are then exciting and not overwhelming.
Who Are Our Students?
Americans and international students make up about 20% of the student body. There are only 70 students admitted to the program each year so students get to know their classmates and enjoy the intimate environment. They attend ACN to study abroad and experience a different culture and the daily excitement of living in Norway.
In ACN’s living/learning community, students learn not only from their instructors, but also each other. This is part of the unique program which helps create the best fit for everyone.Norwegian students choose to start their bachelor’s degree at ACN to gain one-year of an American university education before heading to the U.S. to complete their degrees. After successful completion of the program, Norwegian students transfer to one of ACN’s cooperative partners and other U.S. universities.
Students at all academic levels are welcomed and encouraged to apply to study abroad at ACN. Each year freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors attend our program from universities all over the United States.
What Can You Study at ACN?
You can choose to study in Moss at American College of Norway for fall semester, spring semester, a full year, or summer. The courses you take, all taught in English, vary each term depending on the visiting faculty from universities in the United States. You can earn up to 30 general education credits alongside Norwegian peers. Classes are designed to transfer easily back to your home university and count towards your Bachelor's Degree in the US. With our small setting, students make friends quickly and know their classmates. You also receive 1 on 1 support from faculty and advisors.
Living on campus is a big part of student life in Norway and the ACN experience. The newly renovated and modern student residence halls are located just minutes from the school. The dorms feature one or two bedrooms and shared common areas. All apartments have their own kitchen with a small dining area, entry way and a bathroom. Each bathroom has individual washing machines. Every campus kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator/freezer unit and an oven. The bedrooms are furnished with a bed, pillow and comforter, desk, chair and a closet.
ACN knows the importance of cultural exchange through study abroad programs and works hard to provide an active and engaging community for all students. Student life in Norway and at ACN is exciting! And with our hands on approach., students are offered many opportunities to get involved on-campus.
During our welcome activities and throughout the year, students can enjoy paintball, BBQs, movie marathons, Homecoming Week, Spring Formal, Thanksgiving, Halloween, ice skating, bowling, and much more!
In addition, if you are looking to get involved on campus, students are offered the opportunity to join the Activities Committee where they have weekly meetings to plan, prepare and execute monthly events on campus with our Activities Coordinator. In addition to helping create an active campus life, ACN students have participated in several service projects, helped at community events and have created events for the community. ACN will help you to get involved!
No Classes on Friday
If you’re looking for a program that offers a wide variety of travel opportunities, ACN might just be the right study abroad program for you!
Travel is encouraged at ACN and with classes scheduled from Monday through Thursday, every weekend is a three-day weekend! Scheduling classes this way allows study abroad students to be engaged and present in their classes, while giving them enough time to explore Norway and the rest of Europe. Additionally, ACN has a week-long break during fall semester (fall break) and spring semester (winter break). During these breaks, students can plan longer trips.
Airfare in Europe on charter airlines is inexpensive and with airports located just north and west of Moss, the rest of Europe is at your fingertips. You can also connect to other cities in Norway and Europe from the local train station. ACN’s experienced and knowledgeable staff are a great resource for travel tips and recommendations. Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
With no classes scheduled on Friday, ACN staff frequently plan excursions in the area and day trips to Oslo. ACN has ventured to local art galleries and cafes to Oslo’s many museums and famous landmarks.
ACN is located in Moss, Norway, a charming, friendly coastal town located on the Oslo Fjord with all the benefits of a large city, but with a small-town feel. Moss is only a 40 minute train ride from Oslo, Norway’s capital. From the local train station, a short walk from campus, you can make easy connections to cities in Norway, Sweden, and beyond! Additionally, the Norwegian coastline, “skjærgård,” is all around you!
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- General Education