International Student Blog

Category: Outdoors

I’m coming to Bergen! Now what? 2017

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Hei! A huge welcome to all the new international students arriving in Bergen for UiB courses!  Maybe you’ve seen the weather and wondered if anyone leaves their home.  Maybe you’re ready to get out and make some new Norwegian or international friends.  Maybe you’re wondering what to do, where to go, how to meet these…

Study break: planning a trip to Lofoten

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Here is my long overdue answer to a student commentor who asked about traveling to Lofoten, and wondered what the best way to get there may be as well as the cheapest. Thanks for your question, commentor! And please, others who have questions about student life here in Bergen, comment below. For those students who…

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…

Study Break: Lofoten

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I know I promised to write about getting Internet in Norway and I will absolutely address that in at least one of next week’s posts, I swear. But, this week, my own Internet has been sparse because I have been enjoying scenic Lofoten’s “elevated temperature anomalies”. (Actually, it has been quite cool, a little chilly…

Study Break: Regional Travels Part 2, Flåm… or should I say Aurland?

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And now… it’s part two of my weekend adventure to Evanger/Voss and Flåm/Aurland, if you missed part one, you can check it out here, “Study Break: Regional Travels Part 1, Voss”, or skip right to the wonders of Aurland. I say the wonders of Aurland because I felt like it was the clear winner of my and…

Study Break: Regional Travels Part 1, Voss

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Recently, I wrote a post in response to a future student’s comment asking about the Bergen Railway. Last weekend, I took a short excursion myself, partly on the Bergen Railway. I headed out to Evanger/Voss and Flåm/Aurland with a partner in adventure. You too can take a break from your studies to explore a little more of…

“Summer” events

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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: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/l/NOXX0004:1:NO   If…