Concordia’s Norwegian and Scandinavian studies program features a wonderful balance of history, culture, and modern-day issues facing Scandinavia. Faculty members have both a passion for students to learn both language and culture.
Concordia’s Norwegian and Scandinavian studies program will take you where you want to go, whether it is using your language teaching children at Concordia’s Norwegian Language Village or studying abroad at the northernmost university in Tromsø, Norway – 240 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
Erica Bjelland '16
Global Studies–Development Studies and Scandinavian Studies Major; Business Minor
I love that the program is interdisciplinary. The liberal arts approach to learning about the world is what is going to benefit me the most when I leave Concordia because I’ll be able to know about global cultures, policies, and institutions from a wide variety of lenses. Also, last May I got to travel to Rwanda to teach English at SOS Primary schools; it was the best experience I have ever had.
Sonja Tinjum '15
Powers Lake, N.D.
Scandinavian Studies Major; History Minor
I come from a Scandinavian community and Norwegian heritage, and I have always been interested in Scandinavian culture. Concordia has deeply rooted Scandinavian heritage as well, being a Norwegian Lutheran private school, and it promotes work and study abroad opportunities in Scandinavian countries. I was able to use my experiences from Concordia and the Scandinavian studies program to find a job in Norway within six months of graduation. I am using the global perspectives I gained at Concordia to live and work in Europe, which is amazing!