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My semester abroad in Norway | Vancouver Island University

EducationMy semester abroad in Norway | Vancouver Island University

My name is Sarah Osborne and I am a fourth-year student in the Child and Youth Care program at VIU. This fall, I had the opportunity to go on exchange to the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (Norges Idrettshogskole, or NIH) in Oslo, Norway.

Making my choice

Why did I choose NIH? For me, the major draw was its outdoor studies (friluftsliv) program. I have always loved nature and exploring the outdoors. Additionally, one of my career goals is to do therapeutic adventure programs. Through the friluftsliv program I have been able to bring these two interests of mine together. The program has helped me gain practical outdoor skills that will allow me to be a strong practitioner in facilitating youth and families within various outdoor settings.

In the classroom

You might be wondering what my classes look like. Well, the fall semester consists of classes that focus on a hands-on approach to learning practical outdoor skills. In our classes, we learned how to plan for a variety…

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