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Internasjonal - Catch Norway

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This is the perfect course for students who want to learn more about norwegian language and culture.

Norwegian language and culture

At Folkehøgskolen Sørlandet you will get to grow and develop both academically and as a human being in an international community. In the dorms, during meals, on trips, interacting with others, through play and studies – you will be challenged to get to know both yourself and other people better.

Learning Norwegian we use a teaching method called “suggestopedia”, which is a fun, intuitive, joyful way to acquire a second language. The method is very well suited for beginners, which is where we start – at the beginning. Even if it is useful to know English, it is not necessary in order to attend these classes and learn Norwegian. Join the different activities at school in your free time – get to know Norwegian students and practice your new language skills.

In addition to studying the language, we want you to gain insight in the Norwegian culture and society – music, traditions, art, cultural treasures and nature – equally we want you to talk about your culture and society. Learning about each other at a personal level is key to understanding the world we live in.

Internasjonal will explore the area around the school, including small cities along the coast – for concerts, food and museums - and hiking trails – for views, fresh air and exercise

We will also do lots of fun stuff together with other classes or even the whole school :

 There are so many possibilities, we heartily welcome you to Norway!


«Biking» on the railroad

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

On our way to Preikestolen, we’ll go by a small city – Flekkefjord - and try out the draisins (a sort of bike) that will lead us on a closed rail road – a trip with nice scenery and a different and fun activity.

Study tour: Skiing and "koselig" cabin life at Hovden

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Snow! You really can’t come all the way to Norway without experiencing snow. Skiing, ice skating – not to mention dog sledding – try it out, see how much fun it can be. At night we bundle together in cozy cabins, getting warm, making food together, talking, laughing.. 

Sleep-over at a light house

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Being close to the ocean, birds sailing on the winds, waves crashing onto the rocks – where to meet the Norwegian costal culture better than at a light house?

Spectacular views at Preikestolen

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Our trip to «the Preacher’s Pulpit” is one of our two main trips. Hiking is a highly appreciated activity in Norway, and of course we want to take you to one of the most spectacular places. Our trip will be together with another class - different activities, good food and good company.


Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

The southern coast of Norway has several small, cozy cities that we’ll want to visit – for concerts, sightseeing, restaurants, museums and more.

Cambodia and Thailand

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Together with the entire school, we're exploring Cambodia and Thailand!

We will visit a lot of exciting places:

  • We will visit the ruin city of Angkor Wat and the Angkor Wat Temple, one of the eastern mysteries with remains from a mighty empire and of course part of UNESCO's World Heritage list.
  • We visit the great city of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. There are many magnificent buildings, busy people and monuments that tell stories of this city's dramatic past. We also visit Tuol Sleng, an important center of the Pol Pot terror regime.
  • We visit Thailand's beautiful beaches. We end the trip with a few days on some fantastic beaches.

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Hele skolen reiser på en fantastisk fellestur! Vi skal få oppleve eksotiske Kambodsja og vakre Thailand. I mars pakker vi kofferten og vender blikket mot Asia.

Vi besøker

  • ruinbyen og tempelet Angkor Wat, et av østens mysterier med rester fra et mektig imperium og selvfølgelig en del av Unescos verdensarvliste.
  • Millionbyen Phnom Penh, landets hovedstad. Her finnes mange storslåtte byggverk, yrende folkeliv og monumenter som forteller historier fra denne byens dramatiske fortid. Vi besøker også Tuol Sleng, et viktig senter fra Pol Pots terror-regime.
  • Thailands hvite strender. Vi avslutter turen med noen dager på noen fantastiske strender med sol, varme og bading.

Dette blir en skoletur fylt opp med kontraster og spennende opplevelser. Kulturen og menneskene, lukten, lydene og maten er selvfølgelig ulikt det vi kjenner fra Norge. Kambodsja som nasjon har en helt spesiell og dramatisk historie fra nyere tid som gjør landet unikt som reisemål. Thailand er kjent for sine vakre strender og møtene med de blide og vennlige menneskene som bor her.

NB: Fellesturen til Kambodsja/Thailand 2021-22 i forhold til Covid 19

Vi har nå i slutten av mai gjort en vurdering i forhold til fellesturen, og vi må nok innrømme at vi er veldig usikre på om det er realistisk å tro at vi får reist til Kambodsja/Thailand i mars 2022. Vi har håpet enda, men vi har samtidig bestemt at vi ca 1. oktober skal ta endelig avgjørelse om det kan bli tur dit.

Du kan lese mer om turen og våre vurderinger her.

Folkehøgskolen Sørlandet (Folk high school Sørlandet) is a Norwegian boarding school. We offer a wide range of different courses, and a course specialized for international students in Norwegian language and culture.

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