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BI Norwegian Business Summer School: Oslo

Undergraduate Global Immersion in Norway

Program Dates:

BI Summer School has been cancelled for Summer 2023. It will resume in Summer 2024.

This program is not accepting applications for Summer 2023. The priority deadline for all other Summer 2023 programs is February 1st, 2023 at noon. 

Oslo School
Oslo School
Oslo School
Oslo School
Living Area
Living Area
Oslo School
Oslo School
Oslo School
Oslo School
Living Area
Living Area

Program Details

    • BI Norwegian Business School is an internationally recognized and accredited private institution located in Oslo, the capital of Norway. I is one of Europe's largest and most productive academic environments in the areas of business, economics, marketing, finance, and management. 
    • Oslo offers a great variety of activities and scenery, from the throbbing city life full of cafes, restaurants, galleries, and shopping centers to outdoor activities in the mountains and woods.
    • Oslo has more than 600,000 inhabitants, making the city big enough to benefit from everything a big city has to offer, but small enough to be a safe place to live


    • BI provides accommodations for ISU participants for the duration of the ISU program
    • All accommodations are within walking distance to the BI campus
    • Applications instructions, cost information, housing options and arrival information can be found on the ISU website
    • The Carlson Global Institute strongly encourages students to live in the on-campus housing options as those are affiliated with and vetted by the partner institutions.
    • Students should check the host university website and fact sheet for specific accommodations information including on-campus and off-campus options, application process and deadline, and cost information.
    • Participants can choose to enroll in one or two summer courses, "Multisensory Experiences" (morning course) and/or "The Sustainable Career: Burnout, Boundaries, and Balance in Business" (afternoon course). Both courses are worth 4 UMN credits each.
    • Each summer course will include: lectures by highly qualified BI faculty members, insights to Norwegian industries through guest lectures and company visits, and social and cultural activities, sightseeing and outdoor activities (hiking, climbing, barbecues etc.) 
    • Starting Fall 2020, courses from exchange partners transfer back as transfer credit on the official UMN transcript. Transfer credit does not affect overall GPA.  
    • Non-credit social and cultural courses and sessions are also available to ISU participants
    • Specific information about the Intercultural Management course can be found on the ISU website
    • No host country language skills required
    • UMN student who has successfully completed the I-Core curriculum or equivalent coursework
    • Preference is given to Carlson School of Management students
    • Preferred minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Additional criteria may apply
    • The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation


    • All Carlson students are responsible for obtaining a passport before they participate on a study abroad program
    • All students participating on a summer program will be responsible for obtaining a visa or residence permit if required by their host country.  The Carlson Global Institute does not process visa applications for students participating on exchange programs

    To apply for an exchange program you must first apply through the Carlson Global Institute on the Apply page. You will be charged a $50 application fee for each term that you apply for a program. This program is not accepting applications for Summer 2023. Applications for Summer 2022 will open during Fall 2021.  Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 6 weeks of the priority deadline.  Once accepted into an exchange program, you will also complete an application to the host university.  

    Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. Please visit "Financial Aid" and "Scholarships" for more information.

Cost Estimate (Summary)

These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad. Visa and passport costs are subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the host country consulate.

Program administration and international health insurance are included in the program fee. Flight, apartment-style dorms near campus (and bedding), meals, personal expenses, and the activities fee are not included. 

Summer 2021 Expenses will be posted soon
Estimated Expenses Summer 2020 Fees
Carlson School Tuition (charged to UMN student account) Per-credit tuition rate for 6 credits
Program Fee (charged to UMN student account) $1,500
Transportation (to and from program site) $1,200
Documentation (passport, visa, immunization) $165
Books and Materials $400
Room and/or Board $1,200
Essential Daily Living Expenses $580
Miscellaneous $250
Social Activities $330
Total $5,625 + tuition costs
Estimated Expenses Summer 2020 Fees
Estimated Expenses Summer 2020 Fees


Grade & Credit Conversion Chart
Academic term(s)
Summer Term
Degree level
Host School
BI Norwegian Business School
Carlson Global Institute (CGI)
Program Model
Partner University Business Exchange