• Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Scandinavian Studies

Classroom Language

English, Norwegian


Residence Hall

Program Duration

Summer: Late June - Early August

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Summer 2017  1/20/2017

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Norway, Oslo
University of Oslo International Summer School (ISS)

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Be a part of an international community during the six week summer program at The University of Oslo International Summer School (ISS).  Every summer from late June to early August the ISS welcomes some 500 students from all over the world to its wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses, mostly within the liberal arts and social sciences. A number of excursions and extracurricular activities are also offered on the program, allowing students to get to know Norway and the Norwegian culture, as well as share and learn about other cultures of the world.

The campus is located in pleasant surroundings with a sweeping view over the Oslo Fjord and the hills around the city, ten minutes from the city center by subway-to-surface rails and only minutes away from the lakes and wooded hills of Nordmarka.

Learning Objectives

IAP has overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Strengthen language skills
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles
  • Take advantage of academic strengths in:
    -Political Science  
    -Scandinavian Studies
  • Observe Norwegian perspectives on academic disciplines