International Student Blog

Category: Bergen

Contest: Share your best UiB student experiences!

In order to kick-off the upcoming #uibstudent photo-competition (see the bottom of the post for all the details) today’s post is going to focus on what I’m most grateful for about studying at UiB. The competition is open for all UiB students, whether Norwegian or International, so get your cameras or your phones ready and, remember to…

Find your niche: Erasmus Student Network

One way to find your niche while you are studying abroad in Bergen is to get involved in a student organization or attend event sponsored by a student org. (Also, if you want to make Norwegian friends and you haven’t yet, Julien S. Bourrelle, author of The Social Guidebook to Norway, would argue that joining some type of activity…

Hvor er biblioteket?

It has been my great (private) shame that I have lived in Bergen for a year and a half and had never explored Bergen’s public library (until this week). There. Now I’ve admitted it, and my shame is public. Hopefully this admission will benefit you, the newer international students, however, by preventing you from carrying the same lack-of-library abashment…

Welcome New International Students! A practicalities page.

  Hello there to all the new international students coming into Bergen! I want to wish you a warm welcome and I want to use this post as an opportunity to direct you to some helpful resources for settling in – whether you’re here for a Semester, a year, or the course of a programme.   Image: http://9gag.com/gag/7019392/welcome-to-norway…

Be a guest blogger and win a prize!

UiB is happy to offer a couple of contests through the International Blog. They each have one week deadlines so make sure to submit for them straight away! I’ll let you know about the first “Guest Blogger” contest today, but stay tuned for the second one – coming later this week!   Image: http://ppesydney.net/blogging-as-pedagogy/ Blogging ambitions? You…

Tips and tricks for the Bergen job hunt

I know that being a student means being on a budget. I feel my budgetary constraints all the time. And being a student in Norway sometimes means being flat out broke. Many students (myself included!) want to supplement their income with some paid work. While much work in Norway may require a high level of fluency…

Culture: Bergen’s famous Leprosy Museum

When you’re living in a new place, or even a place you’ve been in for quite some time, it’s always worthwhile to explore something you haven’t gotten around to yet. Late this summer I finally got to the Leprosy Museum, something I’ve been wanting to go to for as long as I’ve been in Bergen!…