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  • Locations: Tromso, Norway
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led
Program Description:

Travel Dates: March 8-16, 2019 
Maximum Number of students on program:  18 students 
(This program has reached capacity and is no longer accepting applications)

Spend Spring Break 2019 traveling above the Arctic Circle in Norway and exploring the connections between culture, school, and the natural environment.  This three-credit undergraduate course will include work with local school's students, collaboration with Artic University of Norway faculty and students, and immersion in an inspiring natural setting.  Participants will explore the theories underlying place-based learning as enacted through the Scandinavian Model of learning, as well as through active embodied learning in spectacular wilderness. Excursions include school visits, reindeer sledding with indigenous Sami, winter outdoor sports such as cross-country skiing, and chasing the Northern lights.

"Northern Lights:  Illuminating Norwegian Culture, Environment and School Connections" (0836-480) will serve as a substitute for either of the following STEP requirements: Philosophy of Education or Community, School, and Society.  It could also count as a STEP elective.   Please speak to Professor Linne to discuss how this course works with your academic plan.

2019 Northern Lights  Itinerary Draft

Faculty Directors
Robert Linne, Professor, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education,
Mary Jean Mccarthy, Clinical Associate Professor, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, 

Course Registration
  • During open planning, students should register online for the following 3-credit spring semester course, Northern Lights:  Illuminating Norwegian Culture, Environment and School Connections. (0836-480). All registrations will need CIE Office approval. 
  • All participants will receive undergraduate credit.
  • Graduate students may participate; however, they will receive undergraduate credit that will not count toward their graduate degree.
  • The course is considered part of the 2019 spring semester and traditional undergraduate students only pay additional tuition fees if they are part-time (11 credits or fewer) or exceed 17 credits.  
  • Part-time students, graduate students or students enrolled in specialty programs (e.g. Accelerated B.S. in Nursing, Accelerated M.B.A.) will be charged the standard per credit undergraduate tuition rate.
  • All participants will be charged a $150 study abroad fee.
  • All tuition charges and fees will be assessed to the student's online tuition account for the relevant semester.                                                                                     
Program Fees
  • Estimated Cost: $2650
Program fee includes:
  • Round trip airfare
  • In-country ground transportation
  • Lodging
  • Some meals
  • Northern Lights tour and Reindeer Sledding
  • CISI international health insurance
Program fee does not include:
  • Passport & visa fees (US citizens do not need a visa)
  • Morning excursion on March 15 (cross-country skiing, ice fishing or whale watching)
  • Luggage fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Adelphi tuition and study abroad fee (charged to tuition account; see above) 

Application Procedures and Deadlines
Apply directly online by clicking "Apply Now" above.  You will then need to make a deposit to  reserve your spot.  Program acceptance is done on a first-come, first-serve basis, based on the order in which the deposits are received. Your application will be considered incomplete without the program deposit.  Cash, checks or money orders (payable to Adelphi University) are acceptable forms of payment.  The Center for International Education is located in Nexus 145 on the Garden City campus.  Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.  

Mailing Instructions: (checks & money orders only)
Center for International Education
Adelphi University, Nexus 145
One South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

The payment timeline is as follows.  Please note that a $50 non-refundable late fee will be assessed for each payment deadline missed.

Before November 19, 2018:  $300 (non-refundable)
December 10, 2018:  $1900
January 23, 2019:  $450

Refund and Cancellation Policy
The program deposit is non-refundable unless the program is cancelled. An attempt to recover funds from our tour providers will be made, but no refund is guaranteed.

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.
  • U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter Norway for this short-term program.  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 ( 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 and Scholarships
  • All students participating in Adelphi faculty-led programs may be eligible to have their financial aid package re-evaluated based on the additional program fees listed above.  Keep in mind that most re-evaluations result only in an increase in loan eligibility and funds may not be available until after the start date of the program.  Students who anticipate using loans must be registered for a minimum of 6 credits. Students are responsible for meeting all payment deadlines above, regardless of their financial aid status.  If you would like to discuss your financial aid package, you should visit the Student Financial Services office in the lower level of Levermore Hall.
  • Adelphi University offers several study abroad tuition scholarships for undergraduate students.  Find more information here.
Health and Safety
  • Find updated Travel Advisories & Alerts posted by the Department of State here.
  • For updated health information pertaining to your study abroad destination, visit the CDC here.


This program is currently not accepting applications.