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!
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. A list of current courses can be found here.
Below is a list of courses students have taken at ACN:
ACN Course Title
Adelphi Course Number
Special Topics: Issues in Global Media
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Integrated Cultural Experiece
Classical Antiquity I
History of Philosophy I
Theories & Practices of International Relations
History of India/Pakistan
East & West in Religion
Accommodation and Campus 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.
Click here to see more pictures of the residence halls.
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!
In order to be accepted into an Adelphi study abroad program students are required to:
Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in order to apply to study abroad at ACN.
Schedule a mandatory meeting with a study abroad advisor by emailing email@example.com.
Complete the Adelphi study abroad application. Click APPLY NOW below.
Once the Adelphi study abroad application is accepted, contact CIE for the paper application. CIE will submit the completed application on your behalf.
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.
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.
Adelphi Application Deadlines:
Spring: October 15
Fall: March 15
ACN Application Deadlines: Spring: November 25 Fall: May 1
Scholarships: 100% Adelphi scholarships apply during the fall and spring terms when students pay their regular Adelphi tuition and fees (housing is paid directly to ACN). For summer sessions, students pay all expenses directly to ACN.
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.
CISI Health Insurance
All students studying abroad with ACN are required to purchase insurance with CISI Insurance, a worldwide coverage plan. For more information about CISI insurance please contact the CIE office.
If you come from a country outside the EU/EEA and wish to study in Norway, you must apply for a residence permit for studies. This is also called a study permit.