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Are you passionate about social work and society’s issues? This is the course in which the city will be your classroom, and the people in it your textbook.

Who is this class suitable for?
The class of Social Engagement is directed to those who desire to challenge their  own thinking and are eager to take active part in the formation of a better society in a knowledgeable, unprejudiced way. You must be able to communicate in Norwegian (Lessons are mainly given in Norwegian)

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What is expected from you:

Mandatory: Nei

Price: 16 000

We travel to Israel/Palestine together with the class Global Understanding. This is a trip Rønningen has repeatedly undertaken across several years, having our experiences with it been very good. In case you do not wish to take part in the trip, alternative options will be available, including activities in Oslo.

During the trip to Palestine and Israel you will be able to experience firsthand what the life of Palestinians in the West Bank is like. But also, how it is to be Israelis in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and in settlements in the territories of West Bank. We have quarters in Bethlehem, and from there we will be able to visit the cities of Jerusalem, Ramallah, Hebron, and other destinations in the West Bank.

You get to learn about the conflict in the Middle East and about the life of Palestinian youth that live under occupation. We visit holy places such as the Wailing Wall and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. We drink freshly pressed grenade juice and eat the world’s best falafel. At the same time, you will get the chance to do your part in improving the living conditions of Palestinians through YMCA’s and YWCA’s Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI) and the Olive Tree Campaign.

The Goal In addition to the Norwegian course you will get the opportunity to participate in various cultural activities, and study different subjects together with Norwegian students both inside and outside Rønningen.

This contributes to your integration, and makes it easy to get to know Norwegian fellow students and thus practise your Norwegian.


Content 300 hours of Norwegian Language
Introduction to Norwegian Culture, history and way of life
Intercultural Communication and Understanding

Rønningen is a boarding school in the Nordic Folk High School tradition. The school can accommodate up to 170 students in single or double rooms.

Students come from all over Norway and many other parts of the world. The school year is 33 weeks and runs from mid-August to mid-May. Excellent communicative english skills are required.

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