International Student Blog

Category: Student life

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…

What’s Fun 2017

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Hei hei again new international students! This week I wanted to update a post offering ideas of what to do and where to go for fun in Bergen, including highlighting an upcoming volunteer opportunity!   Get Active Norwegians tend to be an active and outdoorsy people. You can encounter them frolicking through the mountains like obnoxiously…

Involve yourself! Student Organizations 2017

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  Participating in a student organization is a great way to build community in Bergen and make friends with Norwegian students (from both UiB and other local schools). As Julien S. Bourrelle, author of The Social Guidebook to Norway, argues, joining an activity or group is paramount when trying to befriend Norwegians. In his estimation, Norwegians are like wild cats,…

Movie lover? Volunteer for BIFF 2016!

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Here’s another great opportunity to get involved in a Bergen tradition, volunteer, meet people, and see films! It’s Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF)! Running this year 20th-28th of September, BIFF, established in 2000, has Norway’s largest selection of films. As it is an international festival, it includes films in a number of different languages. If you, like me, love…

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: Medical Faculty

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The departments of medicine and dentistry are housed near each other a short bus ride (buses #2 or #3 run frequently) from the sentrum (center of town). As a part of my student-guided tours of different faculties, I recently got the chance to walk the halls of the Building for Biological Research (BBB) and a little…