Saturday, August 28, 2010

Moss is where my school is located, Oslo-- The Capital is Oslo of course, but the most underrated city in Europe (according to my new friend Peter, is Bergen) Blue is Norway, Green is Sweden

First Pictures

Me in the Subway station in Philly

Independence Hall, Nice snapshot Tarik

Me and The Liberty Bell

Moss, Norway from a distance

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Finally Here!!

After almost a full day of traveling I am finally in my dorm room in Moss, Norway (pronounced "Maus" by the locals). It was a bit of shock to get off the plane in Oslo (the capital of Norway) and see signs in a different language. The school is across from a paper factory and you can smell it from miles away! Moss is actually known as for the smell of the city. However, if that's the worst thing about this town I'm doing okay! All of the students are fluent in English and can speak it quite well. They are all extremely nice and genuinely interested in what we (the Americans) have to say.
The school has 70 students and consists of primarily Norwegian students who have come to the American College of Norway to gain credentials to transfer to a school in the U.S. There are only 5 American students and 1 from China. It's myself, Tarik, and Chris from UND, 2 students from a school in Philadelphia, and Dee, the student from Hong Kong.
We got to stop for 4-5 hours in Philly, took photos and whatnot. Look forward to seeing them, post and ask as many questions as possible!