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At Home in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Julie Welde ’18 and Peter Yergeau ’18 share their experiences studying in Norway

Hiking Pulpit Rock, camping on Lofoten islands, seeing the Northern Lights, and eating whale steak—these are but a few of the experiences of Gettysburg students studying in Norway this fall.

This year, the Gettysburg College Center for Global Education (CGE) added to its portfolio of affiliated study abroad opportunities. Fall of 2016 was the first semester that Gettysburg students were given the opportunity to study abroad in Norway with two new programs in Stavanger and Tromso.

A unique difference between the Norway programs and other study abroad opportunities offered through CGE is that the Norway programs are student-exchange partnerships. Gettysburg College students enroll in the University of Stavanger or the University of Tromso for a semester or full academic year—and Norwegian students also have the opportunity to study abroad at Gettysburg. Gettysburg plans to open its doors to the first cohort of Norwegian students in fall 2017.

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