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Languages at UW-Madison



Do you want to explore your Norwegian background? Are you captivated by Norway’s dramatic nature? Do you want to understand why Norway is described as the best country in the world to live? While Norway is a country of only 5 million, it rates as a top country for standard of living, transparency in government, happiness and gender equality. Norwegian language classes are small, intimate and interactive. Come join us!

Majors & Certificates 

Scandinavian Studies Major, European Studies Certificate, Scandinavian Studies Certificate; visit the Majors & Certificates page for more information.


Nete Schmidt,

Language Conversation Table 

Contact Laura Moquin,


Live in Norden House, the Nordic House in the International Learning Community.

Study Abroad 

You can study Norwegian in Norway. Contact International Academic Programs for more information, and check out the Major Advising Page for Scandinavian Studies. Additional opportunities are available through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the Wisconsin School of Business.

Student Organizations 

Browse the Wisconsin Involvement Network for more information.


Consider an internship where you can use Norwegian, either in the US or abroad. An internship in any field can complement your language study and can provide valuable professional experience.

Summer Study Options 

Intensive summer Norwegian is offered onine this summer! First semester Norwegian will be offered from June 18 – July 15 and second semester Norwegian from July 16 to August 12. Contact Peggy Hager,, for more information.