International Student Blog

Month: May 2015

FiB and The Danish String Quartet

As final exams and projects are winding down, you might be seeking some summer time activities, or just a way to celebrate the end of another semester. Bergen International Festival (Festspillene i Bergen – or FiB) has many offerings that may fit the bill. FiB FiB is a festival of arts encompassing many different genres including music, dance, opera, theatre and visual…

New International Students!

It’s that time of year, international students outside of Norway have received their acceptance letters if they applied for full degrees (exchange students hear by July 1st) and are likely thinking about their next steps for joining us here at UiB. Perhaps you are one of them? Or, perhaps you are a current UiB student with…

Grieg Academy

There are many opportunities to come study at the University of Bergen as an international student. One avenue through which a future international student might join us here at UiB is through the Grieg Academy. The Grieg Academy, part of UiB’s faculty of Humanities spans arts as well as sciences. It offers a wide range of academics…

Recovering from 17 Mai with Ylvis

A belated gratulerer med dagen to everyone!  Hope you all had a fabulous 17 Mai, a day so festive google drew it a picture. Photo: www.google.no   Even my hometown, Seattle also tried to tip its hat (so to speak) to Norway’s Constitution Day Photo: http://www.17thofmay.org/ (As you can see, my people not quite the snappy dressers the native…

Syttende Mai (17th of May)

It’s coming… syttende mai or the 17th of May: Norway’s Constitution Day.  Can you feel it in the air? Most likely you can feel it, as the flags have started flying, the Buekorps’ drummers have been drumming for months, and even store mannequins are wearing Norwegian ribbons. But what should you know about the syttende mai?…

A prize for International Student Inclusion

University of Bergen’s Studentparlamentet (Student Parliament) is in the process of implementing a of a prize to encourage the inclusion of international students in student organization activities. Anders Parmann, a Student Representative in the University Board, suggested the concept and the board is running with it.  You can read an article about the prize in Studvest. Today we get…

Disappointing Husband

On Wednesday 29th April, Hitomi Tonomura a Professor of Women’s Studies and History from the University of Michigan gave a guest lecture at UiB sponsored by The Department of Foreign Languages and the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research. Her areas of expertise include East-Asian History, pre-modern Japanese History, as well as gender and sexuality. Her…