north2north Program

The UArctic north2north (n2n) Student Exchange Program provides the opportunity for students of participating UArctic institutions to further their educations while simultaneously exploring the landscapes and cultures of other regions in the north. With options like Russia, Finland, Iceland and Sweden, among others, students have many options for personal and educational/professional growth through the n2n program. For a full list of participating institutions, click here. For more information on UAA's process for student participation in the n2n program, please contact the Office of International and Intercultural Affairs at or (907) 786-4135 

                UAA Welcomes n2n Student Sofie Tindvik

In the fall 2014 semester, UAA was pleased to host Sofie Tindvik, a UArctic n2n exchange student visiting from Nesna University in Norway. During her semester here, she took mainly outdoor recreation classes. Two of her favorite experiences in Alaska were during those classes; backpacking Devil's Creek and sea kayaking in Resurrection Bay. When asked what she would tell other students who were considering participating in UArctic's n2n program, she had this to say:

"I always encourage them! You are always going to regret the things you didn't do more than things you did. I see no reason to regret a semester or two in another country, there are so many things to learn, and so many fantastic people to meet! I'm so thankful to North2North for giving me this opportunity. When I hear from others 'You are so lucky to get to study all over the world!' I disagree. This is a choice I made. I don't consider studying abroad as a lucky thing, it's a choice everyone can make!"

Read more about Sofie's experience in the Green & Gold


UAA Welcomes UArctic n2n Exchange Students

                          Fall 2015

Kaj Lynoe
Umeå University, Sweden

Tuukka Tormanen
University of Lapland, Finland

                        Spring 2015
Axel Cronstedt
Umeå University, Sweden

Heli Annika Helamo
Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Malin Larm
Umeå University, Sweden


                          Fall 2014

Ingrid-Sofie Tindvik
Nesna University, Norway