International Student Blog

Category: Travel

Study break: Oh, Oslo!

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If you’re an international student in Bergen, chances are you’d like to take some time while you’re in Norway to do some additional exploring. Perhaps you’d even like to take a peek at Norway’s largest city, Oslo. If you’re looking for a bigger city feel, and you’d like to make the journey, Oslo is well…

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…

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…

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…

Meet an International Student: Raíssa

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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…

Women’s Rights, an American Perspective on Norway and a visit to Turkey

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Equality and human rights come in all forms, but this week’s blogs will focus on equality of the sexes. As one might suspect, as a female I am aware of and passionate about this topic. And, having returned from a trip to Turkey very recently, this topic is very much on my mind. One thing I…