International Student Blog

Category: Bergen Cultural Events

Get Involved: Bergen Ølfestival 2015

This year, I’m excited to be volunteering for BØ (Bergen Ølfestival). BØ is Norway’s largest beer fest. Volunteering is a great opportunity for international – or any students – and volunteering for Ølfestival has its own set of benefits. So today I want to share my top 3 reasons to join me and volunteer for BØ! And if you don’t already…

“Summer” events

Don’t let the weather confuse you, it is Summertime despite the rain and the grey. Although, maybe it’s finally shaping up a little better, now? I do not know personally, I’m writing this post early, as I will be out of town this week. Doesn’t look too promising, not that weather predictions are full-proof. Image: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/l/NOXX0004:1:NO   If…

How I (spectacularly) failed the 7 Mountain Challenge

Many months ago, I had the bright idea to participate in the 7fjellturen (7 Mountain Challenge) an annual Bergen tradition in which seven mountains are hiked consecutively. Bergen, you see, is known as the city of seven mountains (one delightful Wikipedia entry that I read before my arrival notes that the Bergensere (Bergen citizens) argue about which of of the…

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…

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 BIT of performing arts

Looking for more ways to bring the performing arts into your student-life in Bergen? BIT Teatergarasjen offers Norwegian and international performing arts, emphasizing international collaboration and genre transcendence.     BIT February 6-7 This weekend I was fortunate to get BIT tickets to see french choreographer Etienne Guilloteau and mesmerizing dancer Claire Croizé perform Synopsis of a Battle, a contemporary…

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…