Here we are, the very first international blog post for the University of Bergen (UiB). I feel honored, excited, and of course a little nervous to be the first international blogger for the UiB.
Anybody else nervous? No? Just me? Well, maybe you can help me out. I would love to know what you, as current international students, or students considering UiB as an option, want to know about international student life here. If you are here in Bergen, please, shout it to me in the street. If you are abroad, working on your applications, feel free to comment below.
Who am I, you might wonder. Sometimes I wonder that myself. I’m a bit of an unconventional seeker with interests that span from travel, culture, language, health, foraging, and popular science, to cartoons and podcasts. Podcast recommendations, anyone?
Last year at this time I was hard at work on my UiB application. I remember how thrilled I was when I found the masters programme in Health Promotion at UiB; it fit my interest in health, my educational background, and my dream of living abroad. For those of you interested in one of the 30 masters programmes taught in English at UiB next year, remember to turn in your application by December 1st. I hope to meet you next August!
In this blog, I want to provide a glimpse of my experience as an international student at UiB. I’ll explore everything from exams to the largest gingerbread city in the world. I will share my student adventures both large and small, and my UiB-related interests and passions – but again, any topic you want to request would be most welcome.
Grab your oilskin coat and your umbrella, and let’s explore UiB and Bergen together!