American College of Norway
Want to study abroad, learn from talented and enthusiastic UND faculty, and meet intelligent, adventurous students from another country?
The American College of Norway (ACN) is the place for you! ACN is often referred to as "UND in Norway" since students take UND classes taught by UND faculty. At ACN, students enjoy an active college lifestyle in a multicultural atmosphere. ACN is only 40 minutes away from Oslo. Norway's Capital and the Norwegian coastline, "skjægård," is all around you! Additionally, classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday leaving a three-day weekend every weekend where students can explore Norway and the rest of Europe! From the train station in Moss, you can easily connect to cities throughout Norway, Sweden and beyond. And with airports located just north and west of Moss, the rest of Europe is at your fingertips!
The UND International Center assists you with the application process and connects you with the staff at ACN, who arranges housing. All ACN housing is located less than a five-minute walk to campus.
ACN is affordable. Students pay UND tuition and fees, and scholarships received from UND will apply. There are also scholarships available to study at ACN.
ACN Moss Norway
ACN is located in Moss, a charming, friendly coastal town located on the Oslo Fjord with all the benefits of a large city, but with a small-town feel. Moss has approximately 30,000 inhabitants and in the neighboring municipalities there are 25,000 people who use Moss for shopping and leisure activities. Within walking distance from campus you will find art galleries, a modern shopping mall, grocery stores, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, hiking trails, parks, a movie theater and a library.
There are two airports (Oslo Gardermoen and Torp Sandefjord) near Moss that offer regular, inexpensive flights to cities all over Europe. The Moss train station is within walking distance from campus and has connections to cities in Norway, Sweden and beyond.
Travel is encouraged, so take advantage of your three-day weekends and get out and explore!
ACN Accommodations and Campus Life
Living on campus is a big part of the ACN experience. The newly renovated and modern student residence halls are located just minutes from the school. The dorms have two bedrooms and shared common areas. All apartments have their own kitchen with a small dining area, entry way and a bathroom. Each bathroom has individual washing machines. Every campus kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator/freezer unit and an oven. The bedrooms are furnished with a bed, pillow and comforter, desk, chair and a closet.
The Student Activities Center is located right next to the dorms and is equipped with a movie room, communal kitchen, board games, pool and Ping-Pong tables and comfy couches. Students have 24 hour access to this center and it has free Wi-Fi.
During our welcome activities and throughout the year, student can enjoy paintball, BBQ's movie marathons, Homecoming Week, Halloween, Thanksgiving, ice skating, bowling, Spring Formal and much more! Additionally, if you are looking to get involved on campus, students are offered the opportunity to join ACN's Peace Committee and the Activities Committee where they have meetings to plan, prepare and execute events on campus and in the community. Students can also get involved in other committees and organizations both on campus and off campus.
To learn more about ACN, you can read several articles in English on our blog!