Norway

Length of exchange

6 weeks to 3 months, Start: mid-June

Info-meeting

2 days in Oslo, at the beginning of the program

Host familes

4H, farming and non-farming families with rural interest

Changing host families

every 1-3 weeks

Information/ Organisation

The host families are already known before the beginning of the IFYE-exchange. Host family changes are well organized but can be also spontaneous.

Work

Helping out around the house and the farm, a lot of freetime activities

Excursions

Quite many, with the host families

Young Farmers/Rural Youth:

Possible participation at some 4H-events in the host families' area.

Food

One warm meal per day, many potatoes, much Smørebrød (sandwiches)

Communication

Families speak English or German quite well. Norwegian is also possible to learn.

Other

Not many parties, very close to nature, national pride. Many activities during day and night.