International Student Blog

Category: Events

I’m on a boat.

Last weekend, 21 March – 23 March, over 400 students attended an epic boat journey from Bergen to Hirtshals, Denmark; then to Langesund, Norway; back to Hirtshals; then disembarked at Stavanger, Norway; and finally everyone took a bus ride (with multiple ferries!) back to Bergen. The goal of the trip was to party, make friends, and enjoy some cheap libations all for 220nok.…

Don Giovanni, you invited me to dinner and I have come!

I was lucky enough to get a ticket to see Don Giovanni last night at the Bergen National Opera (BNO), performed at Greighallen. Mozart’s Don Giovanni is based on the fictional, and womanizing, Don Juan. A commonly staged Opera, Don Giovanni is filled with sex and death. Bergen National Opera partners with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra to…

2015 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize

The Holberg and the Nils Klim prize are awarded annually. This year they will be awarded tomorrow, Thursday 12.03.2015, and you can attend! 5 Reasons to see the Holberg and Nils Klim Prize Ceremony tomorrow: 5. In 2003 the Norwegian government created the Holberg Prize in order to highlight the value of academic scholarship within arts, humanities, social sciences, law and…

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…

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…

There is no Bad Weather, only Bad Clothing

Are you tired of sitting in your room and looking at this?   Bergen can have the type of weather that makes you want to crawl indoors and get warm. This is certainly one option, and of course there are plenty of cosy activities you can entertain yourself with inside, but first, an appeal for the outdoors:…