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All of ASI’s programs and events are available for registration online, via phone at 612-871-4907, and in person at our front desk during open hours.

Full payment must be received for registration to be complete. Please make every effort to register no later than one week in advance of an event. Some coursework offers early-bird discounts for registrants; please see individual course or event pages for more details. Registration confirmation will be sent via email. 

ASI keeps waitlists for all filled classes, events, and workshops. Please call 612-871-4907 to be added to a waitlist. ASI will only contact those on waitlists as space becomes available.  

Refunds are not available for cancellations made within one week (seven days) of a program. 

While ASI makes every effort to ensure programs and classes run at capacity, ASI reserves the right to cancel a program one week prior to its start date if enrollment has not reached the required minimum. Registrants will be notified by phone or email if a program is cancelled. In the event that ASI cancels a program for any reason, registrants will receive a full refund. 

Please allow up to one week for refunds to be processed. Cancellation and refund policies may vary for some programs.  

Registrants will be directed to the location of their program via an email in advance of the program, or by signage within ASI the day of.

In addition, registrants may always check in at the  Information Desk in the Nelson Cultural Center for directions to their event or class.  

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Some in-person workshops require additional fees for equipment and materials used; fees are payable by cash or check to the instructor at the beginning of class. 

ASI uses Zoom to conduct most of its virtual programs. You do not need a Zoom account to participate in virtual programs.

ASI will email you the link to your program the day before it is scheduled. If you have not received this information and it is a few hours before your program starts, please email [email protected] or call 612-871-490.

ASI records a number of its virtual programs for the benefit of ASI and program participants.

For information on operating Zoom, please visit the Zoom website.

 

Some virtual programs may use kits. Kits will include some or all of the materials students need to make their project at home.

The cost of a kit will be included in the course fee.

Kits are available for pick up at the American Swedish Institute approximately one week before class or can be shipped for an additional $5 fee; students will be contacted with specific instructions by ASI staff.

Registration for workshops with kits closes one week in advance of the program date.

ASI may close and cancel programs in the case of severe weather. ASI contacts program registrants directly via email or phone in case of weather closures, and closure information is posted on our website and social media accounts.

In the case that ASI remains open for programming during inclement weather, absent registrants are not eligible for refunds.

The majority of ASI’s programs and events are suitable for all ages.

Unless otherwise noted, adult Nordic Table Foodways Classes and Nordic Handcraft Workshops workshops are open to ages 16 and older.

Youth & Family Programs are designed for specific age groups. A youth registrant must meet the age requirement at the time of the course.

Some intergenerational workshops may be open to younger registrants alongside registered adults. Please review the program’s individual description for more information.

In ASI programs, no individual or group will be discriminated against because of race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability.