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Students at St. Olaf have the opportunity to study a unique subject — Norwegian. St. Olaf is one of a few U.S colleges and universities where students can use Norwegian to complete their foreign language requirement — and beyond the requirement can study the language, literature, culture,and history of Norway in depth. In addition to graduating with a major in Norwegian, St. Olaf students have many opportunities to study and travel in Norway.
The study of Norwegian opens the door to another culture and another way of viewing the world and develops skills in communication, research, analytical thinking, and writing that are essential in a wide range of careers. Former students report time and again that a knowledge of Norwegian is a rare and appealing skill that gives them an edge over other graduates. Some of the world's best literature awaits discovery by students of Norwegian: works by authors like Ibsen, Hamsun, and Undset, as well as by writers who have not been translated into English. Norwegian also enables many students to explore their cultural heritage, and encourages contact with relatives and friends in Norway.
- Sons of Norway Norway Connects web portal. Information for students who are interested in job, internship, or educational opportunities, scholarships, etc.
- NORTANA (Norwegian Teachers and Researchers Association of North America)
- SASS (Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study)
- Royal Norwegian Embassy
- Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA)
- Norwegian American Foundation
- Norway-America Association
- Nordic Studies: Your Passport to Northern Europe
Newspapers, Television, and Radio
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Regular Events--back in the fall.
Norwegian Conversation Table: Mondays 6-7 pm. Valhalla Room this week!
Norwegian Film Series. Sundays 8:30 pm / Tuesdays 7 pm. Place and film TBA in emails.
Homework help in the WLC:
Sundays 4-6 pm
Tuesdays: 7-9 pm
Thursdays: 9-11 pm
Thursdays 9:00-10:00 pm:
Radio Norway. KSTO 93.1 or online at http://stolaf.edu/orgs/ksto/
Article by Bruce Dalgaard and Magne Supphellen: Entrepreneurship in Norway's economic and religious nineteenth-century transformation.
Want to read some Norwegian news? Check out Klar Tale, an easy-reading Norwegian Newspaper.
- Class of 2012 Facebook album.
- Class of 2011 Facebook album. Senior Dinner.
- Class of 2010 Facebook album.
- Class of 2009 Facebook album
- Norwegian Department Blog
- Nancy's Teaching Blog
- Caitlin Marine's blog (Fulbrighter 2010-11)
- Emma's Blog (Trondheim)