International Student Teaching Program (ISTP) Norway

International Student Teaching Program (ISTP) Norway
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
SpringSept 10early Marchmid-MayBudget
FallFeb 2mid Octoberearly DecemberBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Senior
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Other
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

NOTE: This program is available to seniors majoring in Elementary Education ONLY.

Placed as student teachers in one of the elementary schools (Grades 1-7) in the Kvinnherad District based in Rosendal, Norway, UA students will teach, co-teach, and work with small groups, teaching solely in English for 8 weeks at 6 hours per day.


Students will be placed in one of the elementary schools (Grades 1-7) in the Kvinnherad District based in Rosendal, Norway.  Depending on the grade level, UA students will teach, co-teach, and/or work with small groups 6 hours/day.  The 8-week program will consist of 7 weeks of student teaching and one week of Norway’s Spring Break.  The UA supervising faculty will be with the students for one week of their experience abroad; the local coordinator, cooperating teachers, and administrators in the Kvinnherad schools will provide ongoing supervision throughout the experience.  Students will be in contact with the UA Supervisor weekly through email communication and Skype conferences.

Successful completion of the course both in Rosendal and at the UA will fulfill course TLS 493E: Student Teaching in Elementary Education with a Bilingual Endorsement or TLS 493A: Student Teaching in Elementary Education.


Rosendal is beautifully situated on the southwest coast of Norway at the mouth of the Hardanger Fjord, the second longest fjord in Norway and the first area visited by tourists in the latter part of the 19th Century.  The city was named after the Barony Rosendal, which was established in 1665 when Norway was ruled by Denmark.  Rosendal is the capitol of the Kvinnherad District and is famous for the Folgefonn Glacier (the third largest glacier in Norway) up in the mountains east of the city.  Many tourists enjoy the beauty of the fjord, mountains and glacier, which offer exceptional outdoor activities:  walking, hiking, climbing, skiing, swimming, riding, fishing, and sailing.


Students will stay in a cottage in Rosendal on the Hardanger Fjord conveniently located four blocks from the city center.  The cottage is fully furnished including a washing machine.  All meals are covered with the program fee as well as transportation to the schools.

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