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If you are young(<25), you can check out "folkehøgskole". It's a kind of 1 year boarding school where you choose a course that you find interesting. It's what graduated high school students who don't know what the fuck to do with their life go to, in hope to figure out what they should do next. I just went to it last year and there were a couple of Americans there, one of them has decided to move to Norway, the other one had to go back because of family. These schools usally have around 100 students each, where 5-10% are foreign. It's a great way to learn about Norway, see how you fit in the norwegian culture and learn to speak norwegian.
There are no grades, no pressure, the students basicly decide what to do. The courses can be everything from expedition(traveling to the himalayas) to musicals to art classes.
The downside about this is that it costs some money, and it's hard to afford if you can't get a proper scholarship. Or if you are filthy rich for your age. Just fire away with questions if there is anything more you want to know.