International Student Blog

Category: Arrivals

Gettin’ familiar… with Bergen

Hei all! I thought it would be nice for the new arrivals if I went over a few points related to the basic layout of Bergen. Maybe you’ve already mastered it in the short time since you’ve arrived, or maybe you’re a seasoned student who wants to add some valuable tips – if so, just…

Impending Introductory Programme (Autumn 2015)

Hei hei everybody (if you haven’t arrived yet, “hei” is “hi” in Norsk, and Norwegians often double it up, this is appealingly warm and friendly to me, so I have adopted it wholeheartedly)! The Autumn 2015 Introductory Programme is coming up quickly (starting on Thursday 6 August)! So, today I thought I’d offer a brief Introductory…

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…

Blogician, heal thyself

In my short time as the international blogger for UiB, I’ve offered a lot of advice. Now, it’s awfully easy to dole out advice, and it’s harder to take advice and take action. So, I thought I’d check myself: how well have I followed my own advice for international students recently? Here are four actions I…

Oh the people you’ll meet

In another attempt to immerse myself in student activities, I attended the kickoff event for ESN Bergen, ISU UIB: International Students Union of Bergen and Studentparlamentet UiB‘s International Days:  Speedfriending at Det Akademiske Kvarter Tuesday night, January 27th.     Speedfriending operated with similar rules to speed dating, one half of the group of students-ready-for-new-buddies gathered around tables adorned with…

Student Symphony Night

In my ongoing quest to experience some of the activities available to the new (and current) students at UiB, I attended a free concert last Friday – stay tuned for my next post to see if I made any new friends at Tuesday the 27th of January’s ESN “Speed-friending”event! I don’t think I made any…