SOCIAL MEDIA. Next to the good old phone call, Vilma's favourite communication tools are WhatsApp, facetime, snapchat and skype. PHOTO: Marie-Luise Deike

Long Distance Love when on Exchange

Is having a partner waiting for you back home when you are on exchange a good or a bad thing? Different students have different opinions.


Hidden Bergen Gems for a Sunny Day

Make the most of a sunny spell.


Internationals versus Norwegian beaches

A group of internationals share their experiences from a tricky night spent under the stars.

COLORFUL. The diverse nature along Sognefjord offers views of vivid white snow, bright green grass and deep blue water. PHOTO: Marie-Luise Deike

Sognefjord in a nutshell: All about the view

Exploring the world-famous Sognefjord turned out to be a pricy, although beautiful, adventure.

NORWEGIAN STYLE. There is nothing more Norwegian than hiking and it is indeed the best opportunity to explore the nature around Bergen. PHOTO: Marie-Luise Deike

Internationals over Vidden

Hiking 13 kilometers up and down, while jumping over mud puddles, does take some time and energy.


Restrained welcome for new Fantoft building

Fancy spending your semester sleeping in a bunk bed with a complete stranger? Many internationals will do so when the new Fantoft building opens.


How to find the northern lights

The chase almost every international student is on.


Big integrators or only for Norwegians?

Internationals flock to one type of student organizations

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Dumpster diving: budgeting in Bergen

An international student estimates to have saved 50 000 NOK during the last seven semesters, just by getting his food from supermarkets' trash.


Mills' women: an oscarless triumph

Mike Mills’ excellent Oscar-nominated memoir of his deceased mother sets off as a simplistic humane storyline to unravel into an epic, comprehensive, and multilayered montage of people, ideas and places long lost in time.

TEXT BY: Erin Gallagher. PHOTO: Lene R. Thorbjørnsen.

West is best

APROPOS: How a weekend in Oslo warmed me to Bergen.

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A foreigner's view on Norwegian supermarkets

APROPOS: What is it about any brand other than FirstPrice that requires your left kidney to enjoy their products?


The cold never bothered me anyway

International students enjoyed a magical evening with ESN at the Magic Ice Bar Bergen.