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MUSIC AND HAPPINESS UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN
What do Frozen
, black metal, and happiness all have in common? Norway! Norwegians are great musicians and adventurers, and on this trip we are going to learn what it means to be an ‘ekte Nordmann’! Join us as we embrace the Norwegian concepts of folkekultur (folk culture), allemannsretten (right of access) and friluftsliv (relationship with nature) while exploring urban centers, glaciers, fjords, mountains, and meadows. We will celebrate Constitution Day, volunteer with local organizations, experience new foods, meet local musicians, and learn why Norway is one of the happiest countries in the world. *No Norwegian required*
All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the Gen Ed core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in Norway. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
- Discover Norway’s explorer past at the Fram, Kon-Tiki, and Viking Ship Museums.
- Celebrate Syttende Mai (Norwegian Independence Day) with parades, speeches, and national songs.
- Visit the birthplace of black metal at Neseblod Records.
- Enjoy cake and coffee on the top of Mount Fløyen.
- Attend a concert at Troldhaugen, the home of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.
- Experience Norwegian nature as you kayak or hike in Sognefjord.
- MUH 2000: The Norwegian Musical Experience - Lina Sheahan
Develop an understanding of music as part of culture through a study of music style and music from variety of periods and cultures, including some world music and popular traditions.
- HIS 1950: Norway and the Scandinavian World – Daniel Schafer
- HUM 2950: Norwegian Civilization and Culture – Daniel Schafer
- HON 3200: Norwegian Civilization and Culture – Daniel Schafer
These courses will immerse you in deep learning and community engagement while enhancing your ability to read (both texts and artifacts), to write, to think, and to engage in discussion.
ILC links possible between MUH 2000/HIS 2950 or MUH 2000/HUM 1950
ENG 3950: Third Year Writing (English 3010) (satisfies BELL CORE requirement, must have completed 60 credit hours to count as Third Year Writing)
REL 3950: Religion Jr. Cornerstone (Path A or B; satisfies BELL CORE requirement)
INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)
1. Program Fee: $7,250:
This fee will include round-trip airfare from Nashville, housing, group meals, group travel between destinations on the itinerary, including train tickets and bus/taxi service, student health Insurance, and museum and site admissions.
Costs not covered by the program fee include:
Course texts/supplies, personal expenses for additional travel, some meals, and gifts/souvenirs.
2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.
Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance
Faculty-Led Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
How to Apply
- Spring Break Programs: November 15
- Maymester Programs: February 1
- Summer Programs: February 15
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
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