Studying abroad brings UNBC, Norwegian students together

January 30, 2018

Exchange students Georgio Isaakidis, (Masters of International Northern Development from Greece), Glenn Westermann (Masters of International Northern Development from Bodo, Norway), and Simona Liseckate (Master of Social Science, International Northern Development) spent the fall semester at UNBC as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, joint master’s degree program between UNBC and Nord University (NU) in Bodo, Norway.

UNBC graduate students, Eric Depenau and Nicole Schafenacker are currently on exchange at Nord University this semester.

The Canadian cohort enrolls at UNBC and receives a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (with a specialization in international northern development).

The program of study prepares graduates for further study at the doctoral level or for work in government, the non-governmental and private sectors, and with agencies and organizations that are actively engaged in the political, economic and social development and governance of northern regions.

The program is funded by a joint grant that NU and UNBC received from the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education’s High North Programme. The $1.6 million Norwegian Kroner (CDN $260,000) grant funds travel and living expenses for the Canadian and Norwegian students when they are on exchange.