Project-Based Learning

Outside the regular programmes there are two weeks per year when students participate in special Project-Based Learning programmes (PBLs). PBLs enable staff and students to pursue a particular interest and learn together outside the class room. Examples of PBLs include:

  • Photography
  • Surfing & Climbing Expeditions
  • Dance and Identity
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Kayaking expeditions
  • Chinese Kung Fu
  • Traditional Norwegian Boat-building
  • Skin Diving
  • Intercultural Communication

First-year students spend their second PBL week to 1) learn about and hold a Model United Nations simulation exercise and 2) undergo an intensive programme of the Red Cross basic First Aid Training. First-year students also participate in one week of Nordic skiing during Friluftsveke, while second-year students use the week for reading.

A student voice

Being woken early in the morning by a Swiss, brushing your teeth standing next to a Dane, hurrying to class in the morning rush hour with an Uzbek, sitting next to an Angolan in class, being taught Economics by a Guatemalan, going to a Ghanaian to clear confusions in Maths, going for a run with a Brazilian; all these are little things that make this place beautiful. This place is special.