Akershus County Council places high priority on the
internationalisation of upper secondary education. This is
reflected in the Strategy Plan for
Internationalisation of Upper Secondary Education in Akershus
(in Norwegian only).
Most of the 34 schools are involved in some kind of
international activity both within vocational education and general
studies. The international projects in the region are for the most
part run by the schools directly, and the schools participate in
projects both within the framework of Erasmus and other externally
funded projects, in addition to self funded projects.
Examples of international activities
Erasmus + Mobility Projects for
Akershus County Council has organised mobility projects for
apprentices over the last 10 years. Every year we send around 50
apprentices from the counties of Oslo and Akershus on mobility
projects for 3 months to various European countries.
The apprentices represent numerous different fields, such as
Healthcare, Childhood and Youth Development, Service and
Communication, Building and Construction, Restaurant and Food
Erasmus + teacher assistants
Akershus County Council welcome teacher assistants through the
Erasmus + traineeships. Students or newly graduated students
can apply to work as a teacher assistant in one of the 34 upper
secondary schools in Akershus. The County Council is mostly looking
for language teacher assistants who can teach French, Spanish,
German and English.
This is an unpaid internship, and it is required that the
candidates get an Erasmus+ grant from their home university.
Akershus County Council provides housing, transportation and
language course free of charge. For more information about this
opportunity, see our advertisement on Erasmusintern.org
Erasmus + mobility for school education
Akershus is involved in a project within the framework
+ mobility of school education staff. Teachers from various
schools in the region attend courses or are involved in job
shadowing and training assignments abroad.
Pupil exchange with the school region of
Since 2013 pupils from eight secondary schools in Akershus have
been involved in a four week mutual exchange program with schools
in the Alsace region through an exchange program with Academie de
Strasbourg in France.
Agreements with schools abroad for long period
Pupils from Akershus can enrol in one year study programmes in
foreign schools as a part of their upper secondary education: