Student profiles

Please note Fordypning is the old name for the YorkCourse.

Kristin Aalgard, Fordypning Student Spring 2012

Situated in the most charming and beautiful city imaginable and the university by far exceeds any Norwegian one I have seen

I will never regret going to York! The NSC has everything going for them.

They are situated in the most charming and beautiful city imaginable and the university by far exceeds any Norwegian one I have seen. With a delightful park, and with excellent modern study locations, it is the perfect "dwelling place" for anyone who relishes aesthetic surroundings and spacious new study locations.

The NSC staff is no less than excellently talented, whilst remaining down to earth, friendly and personal. They even managed to provide lectures which carried a high academic standard and yet were laden with humorous statements. To anyone in doubt I would say if you even just slightly consider studying at the NSC in York, go for it!

Karoline Aastrup, Fordypning Student Spring 2012

I am very glad that I chose to do the last semester of my bachelor’s degree in English and Literature at the Norwegian Study Centre in York.

We wrote several assessed exercises or essays with detailed feedback from our tutors, which allowed us to go more in-depth with our chosen topics as well as practice our English academic writing skills

I loved the courses they offered; the rewarding and challenging classroom discussions in the Literature and Culture modules as well as the heaps of fun I had exploring the history of the English language in the Linguistics module. The tutors are extremely knowledgeable and inspiring, and my class was so small that everyone got to know each other as well as the tutors personally.

One important reason why I chose the NSC Fordypning course was their assessment methods. I am not particularly fond of exams; in York I had none. Instead we wrote several assessed exercises or essays with detailed feedback from our tutors, which allowed us to go more in-depth with our chosen topics as well as practice our English academic writing skills.

Everyone at the Norwegian Study Centre was really friendly and helpful, and I would warmly recommend it to anyone considering to take half a year (or more) of English studies in England!

Camilla Irene Davidsen, Fordypning Student Spring 2012

After coming to York and the Norwegian Study Centre for a two weeks course in 2010, I knew I had to come back – and so I did. My time in York has been absolutely great! Here I found a top learning environment with a great team of inspiring and qualified teachers. I feel that I really learned how to use the study situations and to look for and find useful information by myself, as well as with the guidance from my teachers.

I will never regret that I made this choice, both academically and as a chance to explore a new country and culture

I have attended lectures and seminars where we discussed the topic of the week or the novels or poems we had read and prepared. The modules we were offered were Victorian Literature, Multiculturalism and The Cultural History of the English Language, all three interesting and engaging modules. I never thought I'd enjoy linguistics that much!

One of the reasons why I wanted to come back to York was because of the beautiful city with its surrounding Roman wall and its fascinating history. The city is a great starting point for trips to the Moors or to Scotland and it is well worth trying to get out of the city for some leisure trips to seaside resorts like Scarborough or Whitby.

My experience with the NSC is all positive. The learning environment is great and the teachers are really committed to their work. I will never regret that I made this choice, both academically and as a chance to explore a new country and culture.

Anne Myklestad, Fordypning Student Spring 2012

The Norwegian Study Centre at the University of York allowed me to study intriguing topics in a first class, yet friendly academic environment. The education and tuition given was of the highest quality; in particular I was impressed by the time and effort tutors put into the feedback given on essays and assessments.

I was impressed by the time and effort tutors put into the feedback given on essays and assessments.

As the tutors encouraged me to explore topics through essay work my field of interest was broadened.

I am truly pleased to recommend the Norwegian Study Centre to anyone who is interested in high quality education in an excellent academic environment.

Anne Seime, Fordypning Student Spring 2012

Applying for the English Fordypning Course at York University is the best decision I have made so far in my life. It truly is a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity worth taking. Looking back at the five months I spent in York, I am proud to look back on hard work, getting to know fantastic people and teachers, and lots of amazing experiences in a beautiful city.

It truly is a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity worth taking.

Leaving Norway to study in a different country was scary and exciting, and my hopes and expectations for York and the University were high. The staff at the NSC made us feel very welcome and the courses were both exciting and challenging. The subjects we discussed in the modules were incredibly interesting.

All of the teachers inspired me to reach for a solution to the challenges I met in each module. Their inspiration is something I will carry with me for the rest of my life, and has fuelled my interest in literature in particular.

York has lots of history which is relevant to particularly the literature module and the linguistics module, and I was impressed to see how the teachers integrated these sides of the city in their teaching. Choosing to study in York has rewarded me with encouragement to do a great job as a teacher myself!