*SPECIAL COURSE WITH TRAVEL COMPONENT
Please be aware, you must enroll as a full time student at The American College of Norway and that means that you must study 5 of our courses (Totaling 15 credit). We will communicate with you to discuss which of our other courses you would like to include.
This course is built around a five-day, four-night group trip to Norway’s fascinating Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Our primary aim is to stimulate and deepen interest in the Arctic, a region of increasingly vital importance to our world, as well as in the far north of Norway.
During our time we will experience firsthand the climate of the High North, sample life in Longyearbyen, one of the world’s most northernmost towns, and expand our understanding of Svalbard’s history and status.
Along the way will also learn more about its beautiful but fragile ecosystem and about the interlinking global processes of climate change. This is truly a rare opportunity that will unfold a unique place.
Course requirements will include travel to and from Svalbard and participation in all planned activities, including scheduled sessions at the University Center of Svalbard (UNIS), a day-long boat excursion to the abandoned coal-mining settlement of Pyramiden, and any other common activities.
Successful completion of all requirements will give one hour of course credit.
Students can enroll either as a separate, one-credit course, or they can take it in tandem with my course in Arctic affairs. The latter is highly recommended, insofar as the Integrated Cultural Experience is intended to supplement and enrich the topics we cover in the full-credit Arctic course.