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  • Locations: Moss, Norway
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: AU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 04/15/2019 04/16/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing: Apartment (shared) Eligible Year: Undergraduate
Program Type: Direct Application
Program Description:

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OverviewNorway Map

Through a special partnership with the American College of Norway (ACN), Adelphi students have the unique opportunity to study alongside Norwegian students and earn Adelphi credit in Norway! 

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. 

Click here to learn more about Moss and the Østfold region. 

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. 

Travel is encouraged, so take advantage of your three-day weekends and get out and explore!

Check out these videos from former ACN students.  Study Abroad at the American College of Norway
                                                                                   American College of Norway - Social Media Takeover / American Perspective Recap

Basic Information

Total Student Enrollment 70
Number of International Students 10%
Population of Host City ~32,000
Campus Setting  ACN is a small school in a suburban neighborhood, located a short distance from Oslo.
Housing Options Students live in ACN's residence hall. See housing section below for more information.

Academics

The specific courses taught at ACN each semester depend of the expertise of the visiting faculty, but the course emphasis is usually within essential studies courses. Classes are taught in English by American faculty and students take courses with Norwegian and American students.

Find a full list of ACN courses here. If the term you want to study abroad is not yet posted, refer to the same semester of the previous year.

Popular courses that students have taken in the past:
  • Integrated Cultural Experience
  • International Politics
  • East & West in Religion

Adelphi requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 to study abroad. ACN has a 2.75 GPA requirement to be admitted into their program. If you do not meet these requirements and hope to study abroad, please email cie@adelphi.edu.

Housing & Meals

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. 
    
Click here to see more pictures of the residence halls. 
 
 

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Student Support Services
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 their 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.


To learn more about ACN, you can read several articles in English on their blog! 
You can also check out their social media pages:
Facebook
Instagram
YouTube
Twitter
Snapchat - myacnsnaps


Application Procedures & Deadlines
Students are required to submit an online application through the CIE website and must also complete a separate application to the study abroad university to which they are applying.
The application process can seem overwhelming, but here are some guidelines to follow:

  1.  Attend a group advising session at the Center for International Education to obtain an overview of the study abroad process. Email cie@adelphi.edu for more information.
  2. Complete the Adelphi study abroad application. Click the APPLY NOW button on this page. If you are not sure of which program you want to apply for, complete the general application here.
  3. Schedule a mandatory meeting with a study abroad advisor by emailing cie@adelphi.edu
  4. Meet with your academic advisor to explore programs and course options. It is important that the school you are interested offers the courses you need to take in order to graduate on time.
  5. Select the courses you are interested in enrolling in and fill out the AU Course Equivalency Form. Courses must be approved before you depart for your program.
  6. Apply directly to the American College of Norway. Conact CIE for the paper application. CIE will submit the completed application on your behalf.

Adelphi Application Deadlines:
Spring: October 15
Fall: March 15
ACN Application Deadlines:
Spring: November 25
Fall: May 1

Travel Documentation 

 
Students are responsible for their own travel documents, including obtaining a passport and researching entry regulations. 
  •  All students need a valid passport with an expiration date at least six months after your return.
  • If you are a citizen of another country, please work with appropriate consulate general for study abroad destination in order to identify and obtain appropriate entry documents.  Email the Center for International Education (cie@adelphi.edu) if you need assistance.
  • For students maintaining F-1 international student status, interested in participating in a study abroad program, the following must be completed:
    • Contact the Office of International Student Services in order to review your I-20, passport and F-1 visa for review and guidance for participation.
    • Request a travel endorsement signature valid for re-entry into the United States.
    • Maintain valid F-1 status

Financial Aid

  • Students studying abroad at Kingston University for the fall or spring semester receive 100% of their Adelphi academic scholarships.
  • Students pay tuition and fees directly to Adelphi University. All other costs, including housing, are paid directly to the appropriate entity.
  • Students should carefully review their finances when considering a study abroad opportunity. Please set up an appointment with Adelphi University's Student Financial Services (basement of Levermore) to understand how studying abroad will impact your financial aid and scholarship package. 
  • Read the full Study Abroad Financial Aid and Scholarships policy here.

Scholarships

  • Adelphi Univeristy offers several study abroad tuition scholarships. Find more information here.
  • Students who receive a Pell Grant are eligible to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, which offers up to $5,000 in scholarship funds for study abroad.

Health Insurance

Adelphi University requires all students studying abroad to have international health insurance coverage. Adelphi University has a contract with Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), which provides worldwide health insurance coverage. Contact the Center for International Education for more information. ​
Health and Safety
  • Students are responsible for their own physical and mental health while studying abroad and are encouraged to meet with a healthcare provider prior to travel.
  • Find updated travel advisories and alerts posted by the U.S. Department of State here.
  • For updated health information pertaining to your study abroad destination, visit the CDC.
  • All study abroad students are advised to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service provided by the U.S. Department of State that allows U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.​     

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