For 100 years, Bakketun Folkehøgskole has functioned as a meeting point for youngsters from all over Norway and abroad, bringing people together from different backgrounds, cultures and interests. Based on the ideas of N.F.S. Grundtvig, Folkehøyskoler (folk high schools) offer adult education to youngsters before they venture into work life or university. Students get to spend a whole year indulging in activities ranging from sports to chess, from international relations to drama, all in a safe environment. Boasting a wide range of programmes and encouraging interaction across interests and regional cultures, Bakketun Folkehøgskole currently offers nine programmes of study.