|Restrictions:||WCU applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Housing Options:||Campus Dormitory||Max Credits Offered:||15|
|Area of Study:||English, History, Liberal Studies||Program Type:||Study Abroad|
|Credit Type:||Transfer Credit||Available to Non-WCU Students?:||No|
|Academic Level:||Freshman, Junior, Sophmore|
WCU's partnership with the American College of Norway allows students to spend a full semester or summer abroad in Moss, Norway.
American College of Norway (ACN) was founded in 1991 to offer an international American college program based in Norway. American college credit and instruction are provided by visiting American professors who teach all their courses in English.
Norwegian students benefit from learning alongside English speaking students; American students get the opportunity to live and study abroad while still working toward graduation and in a context where their English is welcomed. ACN has special exchange agreements with a few select American universities, including University of North Dakota (UND), Adelphi University (AU) and West Chester University (WCU). American and Norwegian students can study at ACN for the summer, one semester, or two semesters.
ACN is located in Moss, 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 has approximately 30,000 inhabitants and in the neighboring municipalities there are 25,000 people who use Moss for shopping and leisure activities. Within walking distance from the campus you will find art galleries, a modern shopping mall, grocery stores, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, hiking trails, parks, a movie theater and a library.
There are two airports (Oslo Gardermoen and Torp Sandefjord) near Moss that offer regular, inexpensive flights to cities all over Europe. The Moss train station is within walking distance from campus and has connections to cities in Norway, Sweden and beyond.
Accommodation and Student Life
Living on campus is a big part of the ACN experience. The newly renovated and modern student residence halls are located just minutes from the school. The dorms have 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.
The Student Activities Center is located right next to the dorms and is equipped with a movie room, communal kitchen, board games, pool and Ping-Pong tables and comfy couches. Students have 24 hour access to this center and it has free Wi-Fi.
During our welcome activities and throughout the year, students can enjoy paintball, BBQ's, movie marathons, Homecoming Week, Halloween, Thanksgiving, ice skating, bowling, Spring Formal and much more! Additionally, if you are looking to get involved on campus, students are offered the opportunity to join ACN's Peace Committee, Activities Committee and Yearbook Committee. Students can also get involved in other committees and organizations both on and off campus
Students participating in this program will be billed the the non-refundable $100 study abroad application fee upon applying to the program and will be required to purchase the WCU international insurance for participating in this program. The remaining costs are paid directly to ACN for the semester or summer program.
The costs set for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 at ACN are as follow:
Tuition - $5,500/semester
Rent (including electric and internet) - $4,500/semester
Refundable Housing Deposit - $400/semester
Summer costs are listed on the ACN Summer 2018 Program Fees. Learn more about the Summer 2018 program by checking out the ACN Summer 2018 Flyer.
Students can learn more about upcoming courses by visiting the ACN website and clicking on "View Courses for Upcoming Terms".
Please note that courses, costs, and dates are set by ACN and subject to change. Contact ACN directly to confirm the most updated information.
Click here for direct access to CIP's scholarships and awards page. ACN also offers a $250 Housing Scholarship for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 programs. ACN Scholarship Summer & Fall 2018 to learn more about this scholarship and how to apply.
Additional scholarships for study in Norway can be found at the following links:
Sons of Norway
NORAM (graduate studies only)
To learn more about studying at ACN, contact the WCU Center for International Programs by emailing email@example.com or calling 610-436-3515.