Study Abroad

Why Study Abroad in Scandinavia?

Study abroad in Scandinavia and discover new insights and connections related to your major or concentration. Learn how issues are perceived in contemporary Scandinavia, reflect on the norms and values that shape a society, and develop important leadership skills as you interact with people from various cultures and traditions. Students can seize the opportunity to take part in high-impact practices via internship opportunities in Norway’s capital city, or study in a region rich in cultural traditions and outdoor life. While most coursework is offered in English, students have the choice to continue Norwegian language studies, or explore Danish or Swedish.

Explore Programs


Spend a summer, Interim, semester, or full year abroad in one of the Nordic countries! For full descriptions of the programs listed, click here.

Norwegian study abroad by the numbers…


The only department with an internship reflection seminar abroad (Oslo)


St. Olaf students studying abroad in Denmark and Sweden in 2019-2020


St. Olaf students who will have internships and research positions in Norway in 2019-2020


Of Norwegian majors graduating in 2019 received scholarships to study abroad in Norway

Application Steps

Interested in studying abroad? Want to learn more? Ready to apply? Seek out advising from the International and Off-Campus Studies staff to get started.