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Telemark University, Bø, Norway

The aim of this program is to introduce the students to Nordic skiing and outdoor life in the wintertime. By gaining experience in various settings, they will be given an opportunity to develop their basic outdoor skills in various environments. Through experiential learning and theoretical lectures students will gain practical and pedagogical knowledge needed in nature guiding, management and leadership. The students will learn to plan hikes according to ability with focus on "no trace hiking. The program will also give the students knowledge about the history and development of Norwegian "friluftsliv" and how the Norwegians use the outdoors today.

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