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  • Locations: Oslo, Norway
  • Program Terms: Spring Short-Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
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Creating Social Change Here and There


LIB 290: 1.5hrs
Do you want to change the world but don’t know where to start? Explore the history behind the industries that shaped North Carolina and Norway and how, with a mind toward sustainable innovation, old ideas become new again to create positive change in local and global communities. Find out how you can be a part of the change you want to see!




 
Overview Do you want to change the world but don’t know where to
start? Explore the history behind the industries that shaped North Carolina and Norway and how, with
a mind toward sustainable innovation, old ideas become new again to create positive change in local
and global communities. Find out how you can be a part of the change you want to see!
Location Oslo and Trondheim Norway
Academics LIB290: Creating Social Change Here & There (1.5hrs)
In this 1.5 credit class, students will have the opportunity to research, speak with and/or visit companies within industries that have shaped North Carolina and Norway’s economies and cultures on both a micro and macro level, including viewing these industries' historical cultural, societal, and financial impact as well as their influences on how we experience and participate in our modern-local economies. Students will experience how old ideas become new again, creating not only more sustainable business models but also positive societal change, when they hear from and visit the founders and organizations supporting modern innovation in these traditional industries. Featured speakers and site-visits include Startup Norway, Loop Norway, NTNU School of Entrepreneurship and more (see below). Students will be able to compare and make connections within prevalent industries here in North Carolina from guest speakers and site visits during classes required prior to program departure.
Faculty Summer Krstevska
Business, Economics, & Entrepreneurship Librarian, ZSR Library
251c Farrell Hall, 2nd Floor 
336-758-5910
krstevs@wfu.edu
Accommodation Students will stay in very well-rated & reputable hostels in city centers, ideally in rooms of 4 or 6 & separated by gender. The faculty member will stay in the same hostel in a private room.
Excursions Students will have the opportunity to visit members of the Trondheim & Oslo entrepreneurial
ecosystem that supports innovation in all stages (idea to conception). Students will be able to
compare and make connections with the entrepreneurial ecosystem here in North Carolina, from
site visits during classes and research required prior to program departure. Potential organizations and startups are listed below. 

In Trondheim:
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
    • School of Entrepreneurship
    • Ocean Resources - Aquaculture Master Degree Program
  • Trondheim Nordic City LabTrondheim Municipality
  • Digs Coworking Space - Mesh Community
  • 6am Accelerator
  • Startups including, but not limited to: Dreamknit, Massflow, Snowroller, Loopfront

In Oslo:
  • Hoyskolen Kristiania University - School of Economics, Innovation & Technology
  • Nordic Innovation
  • Startup Norway

Aquaculture:
  • Hatch Aquaculture Accelerator
  • Startups such as Remora, Fishency, BioFeyn
Agriculture & ClimateTec
  •  Katapult Accelerators
  •  SenseGrass,
Circular Economy:
  •  Norwegian Center for Circular Economy
  •  Circular Startup: Venture Studio
  •  Innovation Norway
  •  Loop Norway
  •  Tomra
  •  SmartUse
  •  Antrop Design Services
  •  Equinor & Techstars Accelerator
  •  Vollebekk Fabrikker Center for a circular district
  • EYDE Innovation Center
In North Carolina (pre-departure):
● Textile Industry:
  • ○ Hudson Hill, Greensboro, NC
  • ○ Revolution Mill, Greensboro, NC
  • ○ Reborn Closet
  • ○ NC State Wilson College of Textiles, Raleigh, NC
  • ○ Village Fabric Shop, Reynolda Village, Winston Salem, NC
  • ○ Local startups including: Renaissance Fiber , Winston Salem, NC
● Agriculture Industry:
  • ○ Fullsteam Brewery, Durham, NC
  • ○ Grounded Upcycling
  • ○ Seal the Seasons
● Circular Economy:
  • Circular Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
  • Recycling Partnership
  • Selection
  • Good academic standing
  • Permission of instructor
  • Instructor interview
  • No prerequisites required
Costs The total cost of study abroad can be broken down into three categories:

Program Fee - Usually covers room, in-country travel, excursions, some meals and other costs associated with the program. 
Airfare (estimated) – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
Personal Expenses (estimated) – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee. This may also include visa fees, vaccinations, academic supplies/books and other miscellaneous daily expenses.

Program Fee (Estimated) - $1,550
Airfare (Estimated) - $1,300
Personal Expenses (Dstimated) - $650
Estimated total cost - $3,500
Scholarships Students may apply for scholarships through the Center for Global Programs and Studies' Funding Page.
Contact Summer Krstevska 
Faculty Director
Business, Economics, & Entrepreneurship Librarian, ZSR Library
251c Farrell Hall, 2nd Floor 
Phone: 336-758-5910
Email: krstevs@wfu.edu

Sean McGlynn
Senior Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Global Programs & Studies
Phone: 336-658-3194
Email: mcglynsd@wfu.edu

Creating Social Change Global Ambassador
Connor Smith
smitck19@wfu.edu
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This program is currently not accepting applications.