Norgesskolen, an annual two and a half week summer-school in Telemark, is run by the Norway-America Association (formerly Norwegians Worldwide).

Norgesskolen will return for summer 2022. Follow Norgesskolen on Facebook for the latest news.

For questions, contact Director Kristine Dehli at

We want our students to:

  • learn and practice the Norwegian language.
  • increase their interest in the Norwegian language, culture and society.
  • develop their knowledge and interest in Norway.
  • participate in different sports and outdoor activities.
  • experience an international environment and learn to overcome cultural barriers in a positive way.
  • develop a network of other children/youth from around the world.
  • experience a Norwegian summer.
  • develop the Norwegian part of their identity.

Who can join Norgesskolen?

  • Students aged 9 -18 living outside Norway – all over the world.
  • Students with previous knowledge of Norwegian as well as beginners.
  • Norwegian citizens as well as non-Norwegian citizens.
  • Norwegian children/youth that want to improve their Norwegian and participate in an international environment.

The school takes place at Sagavoll Folkehøyskole in Telemark, a paradise for children and youth. It has a well-equipped sports hall, a football field, climbing wall and bouldering room. The surroundings give plenty of opportunity to go on hikes, go swimming in the river and visit places of historical and cultural importance.