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Office of International Programs

Harstad University College – Høgskolen i Harstad (HiH)


Program Dates:photo
Fall: mid-August to late December
Spring: early January to mid-June

Program Type: Semester at Partner University- Practicum Placement
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» Information for Admitted Students

This program offers a practical field experience in Harstad, Norway. Applicants must bphotoe pursing a degree in social work or special education at MSU, as the practicum will be situated within the field of disability studies (i.e. working with individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities).

Harstad University College (HiH), situated north of the Arctic Circle, has approximately 1,400 students enrolled. The institution was established in 1983 and offers a friendly and intimate atmosphere. There are two departments: Business Administration and Social Sciences, and Health and Social Work. Harstad is a modern city of 23,000 inhabitants characterized by a pleasant coastal climate, and ideally situated on a picturesque island surrounded by mountains and sea.

Program Features:

Main Administration Building

Student cafe overlooking the sea

Fjords near Harstad

Want to Learn More?

» View the HiH study brochure!
» Minot State students in Harstad: Brenden and Molly

How to Apply

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester – February 15th
Spring Semester – September 15th

Application Procedure:

  • Step 1: Submit a completed MSU Study Abroad Application to the MSU Office of International Programs by the appropriate deadline.
    NOTE! A letter from the MSU departmental field placement coordinator showing approval of the student's participation in the program must be included with the application.
  • Step 2: Receive letter of acceptance to study abroad through MSU from the MSU Office of International Programs
  • Step 3: By the appropriate deadline, complete the Harstad University College student application, and submit it to the MSU Office of International Programs.
  • Step 4: You will receive an acceptance letter from Harstad University College informing you of your final acceptance status. If admitted, complete the process outlined below for Admitted Students along with any other instructions you receive from HiH.

Eligibility: Undergraduates majoring in either social work or special education, with sophomore status and at least a 2.5 GPA (cumulative)

Contact Information:Emma May, Education Abroad Programs Assistant

Information for Admitted Students
* Although we make every attempt to keep this information up to date, please defer to information provided to you directly from the host institution as the best resource. If there are discrepancies between the protocols listed here (applying for housing, getting registered for courses, etc.) and those told to you by your host institution, default those of the host institution. However, health insurance requirements, course equivalencies, credit transfer and grading are determined solely by MSU.





updated September 11, 2014