Many of the participating students live abroad for a shorter or longer period of time, some have just moved back to Norway, while others live in Norway but want to take part in an international environment.
Everybody may participate - both beginners and those with good previous Norwegian competencies. The students are divided into groups based on age and language level. The school day includes five hours of Norwegian instruction, but they also learn Norwegian in all the activities. The students participate in many sports, outdoor life activities and field trips. The students also celebrate both Christmas and 17th of May. As many as 70% participate several times.
Norgesskolen is run by Norwegians Worldwide (NWW). NWW is a worldwide organization. Our main goal is to strengthen the ties between Norway and people of Norwegian heritage as well as friends of Norway around the world. For more information about NWW visit our website: nww.no.