Invite a Roving Scholar

The Fulbright Roving Scholar Program brings American teachers to Norway to spend an academic year traveling throughout the country giving presentations, seminars and lectures for teachers and students in lower and upper secondary schools and to students in teacher training programs. Thanks to generous support from the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, the Rovers can offer their services to schools free of charge. The Roving Scholars are prepared to address a broad variety of topics and teaching strategies; as they try to share a sense of the form and content of the American teaching experience, they are also here to learn as much as they can from their Norwegian colleagues. This is a unique cross-cultural opportunity for Norwegian teachers to invite an American teacher into the classroom!

A little preparation can go a long way. Please see our Host Guidelines: Planning for a Successful Visit for tips about making a Roving Scholar visit as beneficial as possible.

After you have had a Rover visit, please be sure to fill out this survey. Your feedback will help us make the program even better in the future!

Roving Scholars are eager to visit many schools and would be happy to get an invitation from you. Please contact them if you are at all interested in having them come. Below are profiles and course offerings of the 2017-18 US Roving Scholars to Norway. (NB! in order to share the wealth, the two videregående schools Rovers are expected to visit different schools.)

2017-18 Roving Scholar for Upper Secondary Schools, Brianne Jaquette

Brianne Jaquette is a 2017-18 Roving Scholar for the upper secondary schools (videregåendeskolen). She was an Assistant Professor in the School of English Studies at the University of the Bahamas from 2015-17, and has been engaged in ongoing work to assist others in the pedagogy of writing and literature. Click here to find out more about bringing Brianne to your school.

2017-18 Roving Scholar for Upper Secondary Schools, Ruth Fairbanks

Ruth Fairbanks is a 2017-18 Roving Scholar for the upper secondary schools (videregåendeskolen). She teaches gender studies and US history at Indiana State University and works to foster an engaging learning environment through interactive lessons. To find out more about Ruth’s workshops and how to request a visit from her, please Click Here.

2017-18 Roving Scholar for Lower Secondary Schools, Rachel Cohen

Rachel Cohen is the 2017-18 Roving Scholar for the lower secondary schools (ungdomsskolen). She teaches humanities at Colchester High School in Vermont. An avid outdoorswoman, she also has experience in wilderness education. Click here to find out more about bringing Rachel to your school.