USIU-Africa had the pleasure of hosting 35 students and 3 professors from the NLA campus in Kristiansand, Norway from October 20-31, 2017. The students interacted with USIU-Africa students during class sessions facilitated by Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Josephine Arasa and Principal Counselor Mrs. Lucy Kungu who spoke on “Adolescent sexuality in a cross-cultural context”, while Lecturer of International Relations Mr Moses Onyango gave a talk on “The complexity of multiculturalism and violent extremism in the global age”. Mr William Mwangi spoke on “Cross-cultural communication in an African context” while Ms. Robi Koki gave a talk on “Media issues in Africa”. Thereafter, Mr. David Jourdan the Political Counselor at the Norwegian Embassy gave a talk on “Kenya-Norway Relations”.
USIU-Africa has a longstanding relationship with the NLA University in Norway which was initiated by a retired faculty member, Joe Kadhi. For the past 6 years, NLA campuses in Burgen and Kristiansand have sent students to Kenya on exchange programs. This is the second visit this year by NLA after sending 16 students and 2 professors from the Burgen campus in March 2017.
In the Spring 2018 semester, the university will host four NLA students in the BA Journalism program for a whole semester, while a further two students will join the MA Communication Studies program for a semester in Summer 2018.
Norwegian students visit campus
- Written by Michael Kihara, Ph.D