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VIU Students to Benefit from Norwegian Collaboration in Outdoor Studies

Students from VIU have an opportunity to take friluftsliv studies at the University of South-Eastern Norway in Bø, and the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo, and their students can come to VIU to further their studies in courses related to Child and Youth Care (CYC), Recreation and Tourism Management and Kinesiology. Friluftsliv, pronounced free-loofts-liv, coined by renowned Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen in 1859, loosely translates to free air life. “It is the philosophy that you're the best version of yourself when you're out in nature doing something,” says Steve Javorski, VIU Child & Youth Care Professor. Read more.

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