High School 1943-1944, General Certification in 1947, College education to become a teacher in 1947-1951, Bible course in Oslo spring of 1950. Language school in Paris 1951-1952, Ex. Superieur in Paris 1952, and Ex. Superieur in French literature at Sorbonne, Paris 1963. Preparatory test in philosophy the fall of 1963 and in Latin in 1964. Intermediate subject in French in 1965 and in German in 1970.
Entering upon as a missionary:
2 Jul 1950 in the town of Trondheim. Karin was working as a missionary in Congo-Brazzaville from Sept 1952-Jul 1969.
Karin worked as an accountant in Hong Kong, 1977-1980:
Together with her husband Bjorn, she went to England to study language (1 month) on 1 Aug 1977. Their first outward journey to Hong Kong via USA was done at 8 Sept 1977. She went home to Norway for a vacation on 8 Jun 1978. After that they both left for Hong Kong on the 12 Sept 1978. The family stayed in Hong Kong all in all for three years and then went back to Norway in 1980.
Karin grew up in the small town of Askim, in the southeast parts of Norway. In 1949 she married Bjorn Owesen, the year after they entered upon their service as missionaries. Together they went to Paris in 1951 to study language, and both made the superieur -exam that was necessary for being able to teach at the official schools of Congo-Brazzaville.
Teaching became the main task for Karin while staying for three periods in Congo-Brazzaville. After staying in Congo-Brazzaville she extended her education. She also served as a missionary together with her husband in Hong Kong. After returning to Norway, she taught at the Christian High School in Oslo until she retired.