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Bettine Hoff Hermanson (Director)Bettine Hoff Hermanson


Bettine Hoff Hermanson serves as the Director of Norway Hub and the Director for International Students and Scholars Services at Augsburg University.

Her main responsibility in regards to Norway Hub, is to continue to strengthen our Norwegian ties and heritage on campus. This includes hosting visitors on campus, recruiting Norwegian exchange students, planning sessions and events, and serving on the 2025 Bicentennial Committee.

She is a proud member of the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) team at Augsburg, and has newly accepted the role as the Director in the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) office. In this role she will be responsible for the leadership and coordination of advising services for international students and scholars and the admissions for exchange students, as well as provide academic, personal and emotional support for international students during their studies at Augsburg. Bettine is the primary liaison with the U.S. Department of State and Department of Homeland Security, representing the university in matters pertaining to F-1 international students and J-1 exchange students and scholars.

Bettine’s main focus is to support international students in achieving their academic goals, navigating our university, experiencing cultural transition, and developing intercultural leadership skills. She serves as a liaison to the International Student Organization (ISO) and the International Mentor Program.

Over the last 9 years—as an employee of Augsburg University—Bettine has taught in the Cross Cultural and Language Department (Norwegian), as well as planned and executed annual international events like Nobel Peace Prize Forum and the Human Rights Forum, ensuring that important global perspectives and challenges are highlighted, discussed, and brought to campus.

Bettine holds a B.A. in Sociology from St. Olaf College (as an F-1 student), and a B.A. in Social Work from Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) in Norway (currently known as OsloMet). Bettine uses she/her/hers pronouns. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Leadership degree at Augsburg University.