I WAS IN SEARCH of a new career and wanted to go back to school, but I didn’t want to be financially burdened with additional student loan debt.
I looked around my cubicle thinking that all I wanted was to do something more interesting, a career that would give me the freedom to travel. I day-dreamed of seeing Europe and the rest of the world. I was still paying my college loans and I knew that taking on more debt would be overwhelming.
I heard about study abroad programs in Norway through a friend. Looking at the website motivated me to think seriously about applying.
Study abroad programs in Scandinavia had tuition-free programs until 2010. The only remaining tuition-free universities for international students are located in Norway. They offer Bachelors (a limited amount of degrees offered in English), Masters (many English degree options), and Ph.D programs through English instruction. Acceptance is not scholarship-based and all accepted students study tuition free.