Norway comes to Cardiff and Vale College
Cardiff and Vale College recently welcomed two different groups of students from Norway. Groups of young people from Knarvik and Bergen visited the College.
CAVC has had an exchange partnership with Knarvik for the last 17 years, while the Bergen partnership is new this year, having been arranged through the Erasmus Foundation.
For the first time, the group of ten from Knarvik were hosted by A Level students from the College, attended classes and were taken on a variety of visits to give them a taste of Welsh and British culture, including an overnight stay after a visit St David’s Cathedral.
Meanwhile, eight students from Bergen came to the College to study Health and Social Care and carry out work placements.
Kimberly Skjelde, who teaches International English at Knarvik, said: “We have enjoyed this exchange very much. It’s very important for the students – they travel, but usually as tourists but here they are experiencing a new culture in a different way.
“After Easter we will switch and the Welsh students will come to us. I am going to use them as teachers!”