Good news from Norway comes as usual from Gergana May:
“The Norwegian Program is back to high enrollments in both the language and culture courses, with a record of 28 students enrolled in Beginning Norwegian in fall 2018. Two of my students attended the summer program at the University of Bergen thanks to scholarships from the hosting institution and our department, and one student is currently spending a year at the University of Southeast Norway as part of our bilateral agreement with them.
I, myself, had a very productive summer in Norway, preparing to teach a Study Abroad course there with a wide and varied travel itinerary in summer 2020. The course is one of Indiana University’s Signature Projects – the Grand Expedition – which have been initiated to celebrate the University’s centennial. It will take the students along the Norwegian fiords, the cities of Trondheim, Bodø, Tromsø, Oslo and Bø, and Lifjell Mountain in Telemark. I will share more news about this exciting opportunity in our next newsletter!
I am also happy to report that the Scandinavian Lecture Series has now been in existence for twelve years and continues to feature one national or international expert annually who presents a lecture on a variety of Scandinavian topics. In March 2018 we hosted Professor Olivia Gunn from the University of Washington, who gave a talk on Knut Hamsun’s novel Growth of the Soil in relation to its receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature 100 years ago.”