International Student Blog

Month: June 2015

Meet an International Student: Raíssa


Meet Raíssa, a 21-year-old international student from Brazil in the 4th year of her Bachelor’s degree. She has one more year of school to complete and then she’ll get her degree. She has spent the last year at University of Bergen as part of Science without Borders, a programme of the Brazilian government that gives the opportunity…

“Summer” events


Don’t let the weather confuse you, it is Summertime despite the rain and the grey. Although, maybe it’s finally shaping up a little better, now? I do not know personally, I’m writing this post early, as I will be out of town this week. Doesn’t look too promising, not that weather predictions are full-proof. Image:   If…

How I (spectacularly) failed the 7 Mountain Challenge


Many months ago, I had the bright idea to participate in the 7fjellturen (7 Mountain Challenge) an annual Bergen tradition in which seven mountains are hiked consecutively. Bergen, you see, is known as the city of seven mountains (one delightful Wikipedia entry that I read before my arrival notes that the Bergensere (Bergen citizens) argue about which of of the…