International Student Blog

Category: Practicalities

Building your Study Abroad Experience: Guide to settling into Bergen

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Hei! A huge welcome to all the new international students this Fall! I hope you are getting settled, exploring Bergen, and not letting a little rain stop you from having fun so far. If you saw me at the Welcome Programme, you know I think the keys to building a great study abroad experience in…

Welcome Programme August 2017

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Hei hei everybody! (This is the doubled up extra-friendly version of “hei”, which of course means “hi” in Norsk) The August 2017 Welcome Programme starts on Thursday 10 August! It is a hugely beneficial part of your start at UiB, and probably one of the first things you’ll do here apart from getting yourself to Bergen and to…

Epic ‘What-to-Pack for University of Bergen’ Post 2017

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Hello new students, congratulations on your acceptance to UiB and looking forward to seeing you in Bergen in August! The following is a blog dedicated to packing your bags for Bergen. It would be great if all you needed to do was pack up and show up, but because there are many additional details to take care of…

Bergen living costs 2017/2018

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Today’s post is an update of a past post on cost of living. It strives to give you an idea of what you might expect to spend on daily expenses in Bergen/Norway. Keep in mind, these are just rough ideas of different common costs, you may have to think through other expenses – such as if you’re bringing…

Touring: Humanities Faculty continued…

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If you’ve been following this blog you might know that the Norwegian Blogger, Marianne, took me on a very unofficial tour several weeks ago. More recently, I got to go on a more official tour of the Humanities faculty! Birgit, an undergraduate studying religion, was kind enough to show me around a bit more. For some…

Touring: The Humanities Faculty

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In the interest of exploring many of the faculties that make up the University of Bergen, Marianne, the Norwegian Blogger, took me on a short tour of the Humanities Faculty.  If you are curious about what you can study at the Humanities Faculty, you can take a peek at their site here. Marianne is studying a Bachelors in Arabic,…

Nor-mergency

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Well, sadly for me, but luckily (perhaps) for you guys, I have some first-hand foreigner-in-an-emergency experience to relate to you.  Perhaps it will be of assistance to you if you find yourself in need of medical attention. First of all, if you go rollerblading, even if you are just ‘trying out’ the skates. Wear protective…