Norway and Sweden Study Abroad

A study abroad course with a focus on the economics of agribusiness and aquabusiness in Norway and Sweden.  We will also look at natural resource businesses in the Arctic Circle.  Topics will include large scale farming, niche businesses, agritourism, ecotourism, and the challenges that nature and environment pose to businesses.

We will look at the fishing industry in the southern Sweden and northern Norway.  We will investigate niche marketing and large scale crop and animal operations in southern Sweden.  In the Kiruna area, we will focus on natural resource businesses and the opportunities and challenges of working with the resources available.  We will visit the Ice Hotel and discuss the business model surrounding it.  At LKAB, we will discuss the challenges and successes the mining company has had in moving the entire town of Kiruna to a new location.  In northern Norway, we will visit a different type of natural resource business.  The Polar Park is a for profit arctic wildlife center that provides natural habitat for arctic animal exhibits.


Program Dates: May 12 – May 25, 2019

Courses: 3 credits: ARE 494, ALS 494  or AGI 194

Cost: $3,400 program fee + $450 study abroad fee + airfare


  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions through February 15, 2019
  • Scholarships Application Deadline: Apply by November 15, 2018


Students will learn about each destination, to gain a perspective on European agribusiness, culture, laws, and history.  During these sessions, we will have a combination of guest lecturers, student presentations, and discussions about the various aspects of culture and business.  Students will research and present information on a variety of topics.

  • Courses
    • ARE 494: International Agribusiness in Norway and Sweden,
    • AGI 194 International Experience in AGI
    • ALS 494 International Experience in ALS

How to Apply

Visit the NC State Study Abroad Office website for more information on applying to the Agribusiness and Aquabusiness program.

Contact Us

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Melissa Hendrickson, Ed.D.
Phone: 910-352-4692

Shawn Hendrickson
Phone: 910-599-7492