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Semester or Year in Norway

Semester or Year in Norway
Spend a semester or a year in Norway through ISEP or MAUI-Utrecht.
Language of Instruction: 
Academic Year
Academic Disciplines: 
-Open to All Majors
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year

ISEP and MAUI-Utrecht are total immersion programs. In most cases, ISEP and MAUI-Utrecht participants register as a regular student at the host institution, take the same courses and have the same assignments, and participate in the same activities as the local students at that institution. This means that a student applying for an ISEP or a MAUI-Utrecht site must be more proactive and prepared to handle being in a location where they may be the only KU student in the program.

For more information on ISEP sites in Norway, click here: ISEP Norway

For more information on the MAUI-Utrecht site in Norway, click here: MAUI-Utrecht Norway

Program Summary: 

You now have two options to explore this spectacular and fascinating country:

University of Nordland lies just north of the Arctic Circle on the rugged and beautiful Northwestern coast surrounded by breathtaking mountains and fjords. The Midnight Sun in the summer and the spectacular Aurora Borealis, or Northern lights, continually dazzle local residents and international students alike.

The University of Bergen is located in Bergen, which is located in the Hordaland county on the west coast of Norway. The population of Bergen is around 280,000 people, so it proves to be the second most-populated city in all of Norway (behind Oslo of course). Bergen is home to a World Hertiage Site: the remains of the Bryggen quays! Also, Bergen is seen as an international center for sea trades: aquaculture, shipping, subsea technology, and offshore petroleum practices. Lastly, Bergen is dubbed the city of the Seven Mountains. 

Whether you are traveling to the rugged Northwest or the charming Southeast of Norway you are sure certain to have an extraordinary experience while studying abroad!

Academic Information: 


University of Nordland


University of Bergen: All undergraduate disciplines are available for MAUI-Utrecht exchange students except for Medicine and Odontology. 

Click here to learn about selecting courses at Bergen: Bergen Course Selection Guide

Click here to view Bergen's Course Catalog: Bergen Courses

Click here to see sample courses that KU students have taken at Bergen: Bergen Course Equivalencies



Housing options are available for MAUI-Utrecht students, and more information can be found on UB's Housing Website.

Further Reading: 


For more information regarding costs and deadlines, please contact Melody Stratton at melodystratton@ku.edu or stop by the Study Abroad Info Center in 105 Lippincott for Walk-In Advising.


For more information regarding costs and deadlines, please contact Jenna Hunter-Skidmore at jmhunter@ku.edu or stop by the Study Abroad Info Center in 105 Lippincott for Walk-In Advising. 


Deadlines extended for selected Winter Break, Spring Break, and Spring semester-long study abroad programs! See below for full list of programs: 

Programs with Extended Deadlines (PDF)


Study Abroad Financial Advising
The Office of Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 pm and Thursday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 pm in room 203 Lippincott Hall.  For those that can not attend the weekly Info Sessions, we also offer individualized study abroad financial planning as well as financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.

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