Met with Jan Moen for a couple of hours. She has been to Norway several times, starting in 1994 then in 1999 and every year since. Jan told me a bit about the type of arrangement UND has with the American College in Norway in Moss. Jan had many ideas about what to see, modes of travel between various cities in Norway, and books and publications to read. She will be in Norway on May 18th and will be teaching Conflict Management there with 2 UND students and 13 AC students. Other classes that will be offered include Intro to Psychology and Speech. He has a good tip on a hotel in Oslo
Staffelsgate 4 (off Linstowsgt.)
(011) 47 22 98 62 00
Jan also suggested a cafeteria type cafe close to the National Gallery and the Bandeheim (where American Norweigns stay). It is 2 blocks off Karl Johaus.
We visited about possible schedules for the time I wil be in Oslo. I am tentatively thinking about the following schedule.
Sunday - May 13 Leave Mpls for Oslo
Monday - May 14 Arrive in Oslo and stay the night
Tuesday - May 15 Trip to Lillehammer and stay over night.
Wednesday - May 16 - Return to Oslo
Thursday - May 17 - Oslo
Friday - May 18 - Leave for Bergan - for the "Norway in a Nutshell"
Take train to Myrdal - then small railroad to Flomm then a ship to Bergan. Will need to find out how long it will take to get to Bergan then spend a couple of nights.
Monday - May 21 - Boat to Starvanger and stay the night
Tuesday - May 22 - Train from Starvanger to __________ - to get a bus to Porsgrunn
Wednesday - May 23 - Train to ------------ ferry to Moss
Thursday - May 24 - American University visit with Krista
Friday - May 25 - American University
Saturday - May 26 - train to Gothenburg Sweden
Sunday - May 27 - ferry to --------- Denmark
Monday - back to Oslo
Tuesday - home to Mpls then Crookston
Another good tip was to remind me to pick up books and other materials at museums, etc to build the curriculm and activities around in the future. I will be sure to take pics also.
In Oslo be sure to check out the Bygdoynes - especially 2 areas:Vikingskipshuset and the Norsk Folkemuseum.