Augusto from Brazil has to work to afford his studies abroad, while Manal from Canada relies on her savings and scholarship.

FINANCING STUDIES. International students do all have different approaches to financing education.


Few countries around the world have Norway’s «Lånekassen» system, which gives Norwegian students a part-grant, part-loan of up to 220,000 NOK. And not everywhere is education free.  Bergen hosts a diverse group of foreign students from across the globe. They all have different approaches to financing education. We spoke to six of them on how they finance their studies and … Read More

Weekend drinking is a given. But have you seen the prices? It seems to be a reflection of a culture where alcohol is a key social factor.

ALCOHOL PRICES. «What is going on with alcohol in Norway?»


It was my first Saturday night in Norway. Around 9 p.m. while walking home, down the stairs of Johanneskirken, I noticed a drunk girl lying curled up on the side of the road. While trying in vain to help her, two Norwegian guys walked by. The first one said, «leave it, it’s normal» and the second one «don’t worry, she’s … Read More