Monday, September 4, 2017

Week 2: Going on a glacier

By Chloe Kilpatrick


This semester I am taking a module called adventure knowledge. The first course is experience of nature. The class gets to travel around northern Norway and learn about the surroundings and geology. This week our class focused on the movement of glaciers and to finish off our study, we took a class trip to the svartisen glacier and went with a guide up the first small section of the leg, Engabreen. It was an amazing experience. I didn't know what to expect from the trip but I think it was better than anything I could have imagined! I have always enjoyed classes to pair hands on experience with learning in the classroom because it really helps solidify the information. The best part about these trips is that the university has funding for the course so students do not have to pay for the trips we are taking. I think by choosing to take this module of courses, I am really maximizing my opportunities here in Norway.