- Do you want a different year?
- Do you want many new friends?
- Do you want to learn Norwegian?
- Do you want to learn other interesting subjects - with no grades and tests?
What is a Folk high school?
This is a place where the students and the teachers have the freedom to work with subjects and questions they find important. It is common knowledge that people learn more if they are motivated. This kind of school does not use notes or grades to make you learn. We want you to learn what you want to learn. The desire to learn and develop yourself is one of the most important things you are in possession of. We want you to relocate this feeling if you have lost it. A stay at a folkhighschool will help you understand how important you are, and make you aware of all the opportunities that lie ahead of you.
Agder Folkehøgskole is situated in Søgne, a small community 16 km west of Kristiansand, the southern-most city in Norway.
A folkhighschool year starts in late August and ends in the middle of May.
The school is a boarding school with lodgings for 100 students, single and double rooms. The students will have their own key and use their spare time as they like.
You have to be at least 18 years old to attend a course at the school. The average age for our students is approximately 20 years.
The school year lasts for 33 weeks and includes at least 16 Saturdays. The education includes a main subject, several optional subjects, Saturday-seminars, excursions and different kinds of full meetings, concerts and cultural arrangements.
The main subject
Our school has 7 main subjects or courses: Art/photo, Photo, Tourism/social science, Jazz, Outdoor life, International Course and Film/movie. If you don\'t speak Norwegian you will normally choose the International Course or Outdoor life.
Beside your main subject you can choose between several optional subjects such as :
- Gym (ballgames)
- Russian language
- Salsa Dancing
- Line Dance