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An American in Oslo – Week 5

The Fifth Week and Beyond Here’s a fun thing I learned today: through some strange, mathematical coincidence -40 degrees is the same in Fahrenheit and Celsius. So the statement “There’s -40 degree wind-chill waiting for you back in Minnesota” requires no conversion on the numbers front; anyone can hear it, understand it, and die a... Read more »

An American in Oslo – Week 4

The Fourth Week The busyness of the weekend bled into Week Four as well, and most of the St. Olaf students spent Sunday grilling hotdogs and s’mores at Sognsvann, which is a lake near Oslo where people go to ski or walk around. It was a lovely place to talk and eat for a few... Read more »

An American in Oslo – Week 3

The Third Week On Monday, January 14th, our professor returned to Minnesota and we continued with both our internships and exploration of Norwegian culture via self-supervised classes and activities. The former mostly involved rearranging and updating the NORAM website. I worked on filling up the English version of the site with equivalent pages to those... Read more »

An American in Oslo – Week 2

The Second Week Monday of Week Two marked the start of our internships – a milestone I was exceedingly nervous about until around 15 minutes after I walked through the door and realized that everyone was nice and very knowledgeable and passionate about their work. As each student’s hours needed to total at least 90... Read more »

An American in Oslo – Week 1

Hello. My name is Elizabeth Stang and welcome to my account of what it’s like to be an American studying in Norway. I am a Norwegian major and Film Studies concentrator currently taking NORW296 through St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN – a program which involves around a dozen students, including yours truly, interning at... Read more »