International Student Blog

Month: August 2015

Meet an International Student: Maurice

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From time to time, it’s nice to meet a fellow international student. The first one we met on this blog is Raíssa, a 21-year-old international bachelor’s student from Brazil, you can meet her here. Today we’ll meet Maurice Mugabowagahunde, a 36-year-old PhD candidate studying Archaeology. He’s married and has a two-year-old son. He’s from Rwanda in Eastern-Central Africa and enjoys…

Gear up: Hiking 2017

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When in Norway, it’s important to do as the Norwegians – and hike! I thought that it might be helpful to provide a resource for hiking gear and safety information. Many of you may already be experienced hikers but, for those who are new to hiking in Norway and don’t know where (or rather, “wear” –…

Gettin’ familiar… with Bergen

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Hei all! I thought it would be nice for the new arrivals if I went over a few points related to the basic layout of Bergen. Maybe you’ve already mastered it in the short time since you’ve arrived, or maybe you’re a seasoned student who wants to add some valuable tips – if so, just…

Student Organizations Open House

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Hello new International Students! Welcome! I’m feeling like a jerk because I’d long ago promised a post on sports to an incoming student who left a comment requesting it. Although I’ve continually been trying to “post the sports”, other time-sensitive topics kept coming up. I was determined for sports-post to be this post, but the upcoming “Student Organizations on…

Impending Introductory Programme (Autumn 2015)

Hei hei everybody (if you haven’t arrived yet, “hei” is “hi” in Norsk, and Norwegians often double it up, this is appealingly warm and friendly to me, so I have adopted it wholeheartedly)! The Autumn 2015 Introductory Programme is coming up quickly (starting on Thursday 6 August)! So, today I thought I’d offer a brief Introductory…