International Student Blog

Category: Arrivals

Settling into Bergen 2018

Hei! A huge welcome to all the new international students for Spring semester! I hope you are getting settled, exploring Bergen, and not letting weather stop you from getting out and having fun. If you are new to Bergen this semester, you may be looking for some ways to get settled-in and get involved as…

Epic Packing Post January 2018

Hello new students, congratulations on your acceptance to UiB and looking forward to seeing you in Bergen in January! 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 when…

Building your Study Abroad Experience: Guide to settling into Bergen

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

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

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

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

  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,…