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The America-Norway Heritage Award goes to Frances Haugen

At a seminar at Stortinget Thursday March 31, Frances Haugen, best known as the Facebook whistleblower, received the America-Norway Heritage Award. The purpose of the Award is to honor Americans of Norwegian descent who have made significant contributions to American culture, enabling them to visit Norway to share the result of their work – via... Read more »

Apply for a scholarship to study in Norway!

Are you planning to study in Norway? We are now accepting scholarship applications for the 2022-23 academic year! Every year we offer up to ten scholarships to American students, based on both merit and need. The scholarship amounts vary from NOK 10 000  – 40 000. The size of the individual grants will depend on... Read more »

New membership system

The Norway-America Association (NORAM) has now started utilizing a new membership system/software, Rubic. Rubic will make it easy for NORAM to communicate with members, as well as simplify the sign up process for new members. If you have received an e-mail with an invoice link from Rubic, it is safe to use. Are you having... Read more »

Norwegians Worldwide and Norway–America Association Merge to Strengthen Transatlantic Ties

Norwegians Worldwide and Norway–America Association Merge to Strengthen Transatlantic Ties                   (Oslo, June 8, 2020) Today, Nordmanns-Forbundet/Norwegians Worldwide (NWW) and the Norway-America Association (NORAM) announced they will merge the two organizations to continue strengthening the relations between Norway and the US and Canada. The new organization will be named the Norway-America Association. The mission... Read more »

2019 EducationUSA Fair

The 2019 EducationUSA fair was a hit! With over 200 guests and more than 30 U.S. universities in attendance, the event marked a strong, continued interest in studying in the U.S. among Norwegian students. The event took place in the Clarion Hotel the Hub in Oslo on 9 November from 11:00-16:00. Attendees enjoyed seminars on... Read more »

NORAM Alumni Kickoff Event

  Thank you to all our members and alumni that turned out for the NORAM Alumni Network’s first event on June 17th following NORAM’s 100 Year Celebration. It was a sunny Oslo evening with a great turnout of close to 50 attendees. It was excellent to see so many Alumni from schools such as Columbia... Read more »

NORAM Book Launch Event

Join the NORAM Alumni Network in hosting the book launch for author Kjetil Flatin’s En Reise i Vår Utdanningshistorie, Norsk-amerikansk akademikerutveksling. As NORAM celebrates its 100th anniversary, Flatin has donated his time and creativity to the organization to write about its century-long history. While the book tells NORAM’s story, it also describes the broader context... Read more »

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 »