One World Institute Norway is a private, non-formal school. The education and experiences it provides are all closely connected with traveling. The school was founded in the seventies with the objective of educating people about key issues of the world and preparing them for development projects in Africa or India. “Let the world be your classroom, and the people you meet your teachers” – this was the motto and main principle of the movement from the very beginning. The school promotes international cooperation and practical action with the active participation of locals.
Through our programs you can gain understanding and deep respect for other people and you will come to take a stand against narrow-mindedness, inequality, and poverty. You will know more about the world, the causes and consequences of poverty, about environmental issues, globalization, and many more topics. Moreover, you can experience the ups and downs of community life, how to cooperate with an international team, how to travel together with a purpose, how to investigate a topic, write reports, communicate and cooperate with locals. The skills gained during our programs are useful and relevant for a lifetime, no matter what you will choose to do afterwards.
The school has two main programs: “Fighting with the Poor” and “Learn to travel, Travel to Learn”. “Fighting with the Poor” is a 24 months program which focuses on development studies. It involves traveling in Europe, Asia and Africa, and learning about development topics both from a theoretical and from a practical point of view. “Learn to Travel, Travel to Learn” is a 6 months program which focuses on environmental issues. It involves a travel by land in Central America with the purpose of understanding some of the causes of climate change and finding solutions together with the locals.