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Green Living and Creative Solutions

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Our planet is incredible. And we only have one. In this class you will have the chance to do your part in developing fun projects that aim taking care of it!

Come along to explore Green Living in Oslo, Norway’s greenest city! We find creative solutions in redesign, textile production, food, energy, ocean plastic and politics. Our planet is incredible.

Who is this class suitable for?
Sustainable and Creative is for those who are already knee-deep in the fight for climate, but also for those who aren’t and want to make a change, and finally for those who want to develop themselves as responsible cosmopolitan citizens.

We carry out various fun activities:

Mandatory: Nei

Price: 13 500

Meals included per day: 3

Svalbard has some of the most beautiful nature in the world, with a rich and variegated diversity both on land and at sea. Climate change increases the pressure on nature, and it can have dramatic consequences for the life in the northern areas.

We will visit Svalbard Folkehøgskole, Rønningen’s partner in Longyearbyen. From here, and together with the students we meet, we will study the effect of climate change firsthand. We exchange our experiences with the Svalbard students so that we may widen our horizons and perspectives.

Already now climate change is leading to precipitous and significant changes in Svalbard, but scientists expect bigger and faster changes in the Arctic than in the rest of the world. Here the temperature rises at double the speed compared to world average. The quantity of sea ice has decreased at alarming rates in the last decades, and especially in the Barents Sea the temperature has increased drastically. The consequences for arctic species and ecosystems can be dramatic, and various species are on the brink of extinction. 

A perfect environment in which to deepen your knowledge about Norwegian language, Norwegian culture, intercultural understanding – and yourself. 

You will receive 200 hours basic Norwegian course, with an option to add 50 hours for an even higher level.

In addition to the Norwegian course, you will also attend one of the school`s linjer togheter with other norwegian students. You can choose between these linjer: sports, art, music production, photo, singing and dancing.

We believe this is the ultimate combination to get you from a beginners level to a conversational level much faster, because you spend time on a activity that you love, together with other norwegian speaking students. 

You are invited to attend a study trip abroad with your choosen linje.

The whole school will also go on exciting trips during the year; we will explore wonderful Nordmarka, go skiing in Hallingdal and stay at Strandheim campsite by the Oslofjord.

We strive to give every student challenges on their level, based on their background and goals. A variety of teaching methods are used, and the teacher encourages you to build awareness on what are your best ways to learn and develop. 

As our school is the only folkehøgskole situated in Oslo you have a unique chance to explore the capital city of Norway and all the opportunities this city can offer.

Welcome to a year at Rønningen folkehøgskole!


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