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*WCU Summer in Norway: Norway's Nobel Idea - Lessons in Leadership and Peace
Oslo, Norway (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.25
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel Program Type: WCU Faculty/Staff-Led Program Abroad
Credit Type: Direct WCU Credit Available to Non-WCU Students?: No
Faculty/Staff Director: Kevin Dean Program Requirements/Prerequisites: Honors College Students Only
College: Interdisciplinary & Graduate Studies
Program Description:
Program Description:
Students will explore historical, cultural, social, scientific, theological and political forces which motivated Alfred Nobel to leave his vast fortunes to recognize prizes in human achievement, most notably the Prize for Peace.  Placed in the context of Norway, students will explore the rich heritage of that Nation, (beginning with the Viking explorers and continuing through modern day pioneers in the field of environmental sustainability), that led Nobel to intentionally choose Norway (over Sweden who has control of the other Noble Prizes) as the center for Peace.  In connection with the mission WCU Honors education, to promote the study of leadership for the purpose of civic engagement, students will have first had connections with individuals on the five member Nobel Selection Committee who select the individual annually who receives what scholars consider the world’s most prestigious prize.  Includes a service-learning project under the direction of the Nobel Visitors Center focusing on making Nobel and the Peace Laureates more accessible and engaging for youth and young adults.  Students will also explore issues of ecotourism through interactions with environmentalists dealing with issues of global warming, particularly critical to a country with land falling within the Arctic Circle. 

Oslo, Noway 

All participants will stay in double-occupancy hotel rooms for the duration of the program. 

All instruction will be conducted in English.

All participants will be required to register for HON 320-80 (3 credits) during the spring 2020 term. Travel will take place in early May. 

Tour of Parliament
City Hall of Oslo
Viking, Kon Tiki, and Munch Museums
Viking Water Adventure
King’s Palace
Akershus Castle
Nobel Peace Prize Institute 

In addition to the regular WCU tuition/fees for the 3 credit hour course during spring term, all participants will be billed an additional Program Fee of $3,250 which covers round-trip airfare to Norway, all housing, most meals, excursions, in-country transportation, and seminars in Norway. In addition, all students will be billed the non-refundable $100 WCU Study Abroad Application Fee upon applying to the program and will be required to purchase the mandatory WCU international insurance.
Not included in the program fees listed above are the passport fees (estimated around $140), vaccinations (if needed) and personal spending money.
As this program is a WCU program, students that qualify for financial aid for a typical term at WCU may also qualify for funding to assist with the cost of this program. Students should consult with Ms. Kristy Slusser ( in the Financial Aid office for specific details about aid eligibility and required forms.

In addition, this program has received the Global Rams Initiative designation for 2019-2020, which allows for underrepresented minority students that participate in this program the opportunity to apply for the WCU Global Rams Initiative Scholarship for Study Abroad. All students are also encouraged to review the Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Travel Awards listed on the Center for International Programs website.
Dr. Kevin W. Dean, Honors College

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This program is currently not accepting applications.