Foreign Exchange Program


Nora Larson

IFYE 2023 Outbound Nora Larson

North Dakota to Switzerland (Summer) and Kenya (Fall)

Current Status/Future Goals:

  • Holds Associate of Science degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management.
  • Career goals center around developing and growing opportunities within the agricultural community, specifically, utilizing local heritage and artisanal handcrafts as an income source through agritourism. 

Previous International Experience(s): 

  • Helped with international exchange student meal at Black Hills State University (BHSU).
  • Attended yearly open house art exhibits by Jonathan Imafidor and Dotun Popoola, visiting artists from Nigeria.
  • Attended the international dinner and dance at National 4-H Congress.

Ag-Related Experience(s):

  • Worked on family farm/ranch.
  • Worked at a small market garden (Fretless Farms).
  • Served as an AmeriCorps Member with the Foundation for Agricultural and Rural Resources, Management and Sustainability (FARRMS)

Other Experience(s): 

  • Entrepreneur in web design and social media strategist with experience in video, music, and television production.
  • Tourism and event planning.


  • Traveling
  • Baking
  • Hiking, running, cycling, camping
  • Watching movies, hanging out with friends, thrift shopping
  • Being involved with or enjoying theatre and music
  • Listening to podcasts
  • Playing with the family dogs

Click the play button below to meet Foreign Exchange Program Participant Nora Larson as she shares some fun facts about herself and family, Norwegian ancestry, education, countries she's traveling to and more!

Nora finished her summer in Switzerland in early September and interviewed her second host family there. Read her interview with the Zimmerman Family.

Return to the main page to meet the other IFYE 2023 Outbounds.