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Which is the most civilized country on Earth ?

Question by Phil A: Which is the most civilized country on Earth ?
Which country and its people is the best example of mankind at its best, economically, socially and morally ?

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Answer by SuperNova1001
Tuvalu

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Norwegian Tall Ship, S/S Statsraad Lehmkuhl – Dublin Docklands
opportunities in norway

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Today (Friday 19th August) at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay the very impressive and beautiful Norwegian Tall Ship, S/S Statsraad Lehmkuhl, was open to the public so I took the opportunity to go onboard and take a few photographs using a Sony NEX-5 camera.

The purpose of the visit was to promote The The Tall Ships Races 2012 – Dublin event. As final host port for the 2012 Tall Ship Races, the event will see up to 100 Tall Ships sail into Dublin for a 4 day Festival and celebration, from Thursday the 23rd August to Sunday 26th August, 2012. Ships from as far away as Chile, Mexico, Argentina, USA and European and Baltic countries including Italy and Norway will sail to Dublin.

The Tall Ships’ Races are races for sail training "tall ships". The races are designed to encourage international friendship and training for young people in the art of sailing. The races are held annually in European waters and consists of two racing legs of several hundred nautical miles, and a "cruise in company" between the legs. Over fifty percent of the crew of every ship participating in the races must consist of young people.

The Statsraad Lehmkuhl is a three-masted barque rigged sail training vessel owned and operated by the Statsraad Lehmkuhl Foundation. It is based in Bergen, Norway and contracted out for various purposes, including serving as a school ship for the Royal Norwegian Navy.

It was built in 1914 as a school training ship for the German merchant marine under the name Grossherzog Friedrich August. After the First World War the ship was taken as a prize by the United Kingdom and in 1921 the ship was bought by former cabinet minister Kristoffer Lehmkuhl (hence the name, which means ‘Cabinet Minister Lehmkuhl’). With the exception of the Second World War, when she was captured by German troops and called Westwärts, the ship has belonged to Bergens Skoleskib until it was donated to the Foundation in 1978.

In 2000, it was chartered by the German Navy while their Gorch Fock was overhauled.

Question by Hec: What do I have to do to attend college/university in norway? I’m a US citizen.?
I am a US citizen and am currently in my first year of college here in the US. My dad is a Citizen of Norway. I wanted to go and live with him and attend college in Norway for at least a year. I do not know the norwegian language but I want to learn learn it. I plan on living in Mysen, Norway (Southeast of Oslo). What do I have to do to start my journey? Do I need to apply for residency in norway? What college’s can I look into?
How much does higher education cost in Norway (with my father being a citizen)?

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Answer by Richyboy
Here is the details about the immigration part:

http://www.udi.no/Norwegian-Directorate-of-Immigration/Central-topics/Studies/

Er, I think only Master programs are available in English, just to warn you.

Here are some more details on studies, and it also includes links to public and private colleges and the university in Oslo, the city which probably is the nearest and most accessible place for you to study:

http://www.velkommenoslo.no/english/education/higher.htm

The best for an international student is probably the University of Oslo. It is the largest in Norway (it has 27 600 students and thousands of employees, forming a small “city within a city”), and therefore is also the most geared towards international students. And it also wins regarding cost; you have to pay a lot for private colleges in Norway, but public ones like the University of Oslo are covered almost completely by the government. For the University of Oslo, the fee you actually have to pay is about 100$ per semester.

PS: High school in Norway lasts a year longer than in the US (well, apart from a few six-tier schools, I remember one in upstate New York (I studied a year in the US)), and most males do military service before they start higher education, so you might be younger than most others on your level of study.

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7 comments on “Which is the most civilized country on Earth ?

  1. Sweden by far. They can have trains and you put money in a bag that nobody watches…(in USA ) the money would get stolen, no murders for about 5 years in the whole country!

  2. Firstly, as a US citizen, you will be classed as an international student unless your father can help convince the university authorities you have rights equal to a Norwegian (unlikely). So, it’s going to be expensive…very very expensive in one of the world’s most expensive countries.

    Secondly, you will be very handicapped not being able to speak/write Norwegian. yes, there are some university courses taught only in English but, they are typically postgraduate and you have yet to secure your undergraduate degree. So, in a nutshell, there’s no way you could handle degree level courses without being totally fluent in the language they are presented in.

    And finally, of course, you’d be throwing away your chance to get a degree of any kind if you left the US now. People get one bite of the apple for a degree, it does not come around again in life. It’s now son, it’s now and the US is where you are. Get on with it.

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