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Why Pursue Nordic Studies at Luther? 

Luther is the oldest college founded by Norwegian immigrants in the United States. 

Nordic Studies is a strong program that combines the deep historical ties to Norway and the whole region today. 

Historical and current connections make Luther an exciting and rich place to pursue academic work in this field. 

Why Pursue Nordic Studies at Luther?

Amber Sorenson at Kensington Palace.

Studying Norwegian: Student Blogs

Read what admissions blogger Amber Sorenson learned after interviewing Professor Maren Johnson.

Part one discusses Johnson's love of Norwegian language and culture, while part two continues the interview and discusses Amber's own experiences in the classroom.

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Want to study abroad in Norway?

Luther connects students with a number of exciting study-abroad programs across Norway. These programs allow students to improve their Norwegian speaking skills, explore the country, and experience its culture. Some popular study-abroad destinations include:

  • The University of Oslo
  • Telemark College Exchange Program in Bø
  • The Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Lillehammer

Most program costs are covered by Luther's comprehensive tuition fee (plus airfare). Scholarships are also available.

Learn more about studying abroad in Norway

Students pose at the top of the Fløibanen in Bergen

Nordic Studies Norskklubb
Luther students stop for a selfie while hiking in Norway.
Professor Maren Johnson teaches a Norwegian course at Luther.
Nordic Studies Norskklubb
Students pose near a fjord in Norway

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