The students had three unforgettable days filled with exciting excursions, culture, nature, woodwork and new friendships – with an old family farm in Numedal valley as a base. The farm belongs to associate professor Kyrre Andersen at the Department of Product Design.
‘This is the second time we have invited the students there,’ says Andersen.
‘The first time was in spring 2019. The exchange students were supposed to arrive a week before their studies started to take part in a health and safety course at the workshops. We wanted them to have a nice introduction to Norway and to OsloMet as a place of study.’
‘That time, my colleague Nils Seiersten and I planned a roundtrip to museums and interesting cultural sites outside of Oslo. Since my farm wasn’t that far from the places we wanted to visit, we added it as a place to stay on the trip.’
‘It was a great success and we received excellent feedback from the students. They had never experienced such a nice initiative at their own universities or had such lovely and personal contact with their professors,’ he smiles.
‘We wanted to repeat the success, so Professor Gunnar H. Gundersen and I picked it back up now that the international product design students are finally back after the pandemic,’ Andersen explains.