Hello and welcome
Volda University College is located in a small town on the west coast of Norway, but our perspective is international. Out of approx 4000 students, more than 120 are exchange students. Our four faculties offer a variety of courses in their subject areas: Humanities and Education, Social Sciences and History, Art and Physical Education and Media and Journalism.
Do you want to impress family and friends at home with your knowledge of Henrik Ibsen? Do you want to learn why Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson was awarded the Nobel prize for literature (and why he was the greatest writer of all times)? Do you want to know why Norwegian contemporary novels have become worldwide bestsellers?
Exchange students in the autumn semester 2013 have an excellent opportunity of getting insight into the Norwegian society and its welfare, as well as other welfare states outside Scandinavia. The course consists of three main parts and will give participants 15 ects upon completion, as well as a full overview on the Norwegian society, economy and politics.
Valentin Gatlan, a journalist student from "Al. I. Cuza" University in Romania enjoys his second semester as an exchange student in Volda. So much so, he decided to initiate a project about happiness. "What makes you happy?" is intended to raise awareness about the small things in life, which make a difference and bring a smile on our faces.