International Student Blog

Category: Bergen

“Ha det blog” farewell blog

I have gotten some recent news – I was offered a stipend in order to become a research fellow/PhD candidate at UiB. I am absolutely thrilled and I look forward to the project very much. Sadly, it also means I must say “ha det, blog” (thanks to my friend Lynn for that perfect title!)  or…

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…

God Jul 2017

It’s that time of year again, Happy Holidays everyone! This will be my second Christmas actually spent in Norway, so I have learned a few things about how it is celebrated here, but I am sure I will discover new things this year. For those of you staying in town for the holidays, or those…

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…

Volunteer

In response to a recent question I received on a different blog post, I thought it might be helpful for current and incoming students alike to have a master-post on volunteering in Norway. Volunteering is a pretty big part of Norwegian life, so here’s a post with the whys, the wheres, and the hows about the importance…