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For programs commencing in January and August, a two-night arrival orientation in Copenhagen or Oslo (numbers permitting).
Two trips/activities offered per year (numbers permitting)
In Norway school typically starts at 8am. Most students walk or ride to school if they live close enough or alternatively they take the bus. Lunch is normally eaten at school, at around 11am.
School finishes between 2-3pm. Students are expected to do 1-2 hours of homework every night. Students are also expected to be focused and independent workers when it comes to assignments and projects.
The most widely spoken language in Norway is Norwegian, with approximately 95% of the population using the language. As well as Norwegian, a large majority of the population of Norway (90%) can speak English.
How hard is it to learn Norwegian in Australia? MODERATE. 23-24 weeks OR 575-600 class hours are required to become proficient in Norwegian. Fast-track your language studies on exchange!
The days are short in the winter and the sun may only rise for a few hours. In the summer the days are long and in some areas you can go for days with continuous light! Research your arrival season so that you have appropriate clothing and can be prepared for these adjustments.
Depending on daylight saving, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are between eight to nine hours ahead of Norway.
Applicants MUST be between 15-18, HOWEVER if they are applying for August programs, they need to turn 16 before the end of the calendar year and cannot turn 19 while on program. If applying for January programs, they must turn 17 before the end of the calendar year and cannot turn 20 on program.