FAMILY. Aniek Derksen from Netherlands in the living area at Fantoft. She explains how quickly your experience abroad is over, and your back in you old life. PHOTO: Amelie Enders.

– It was hard to realize that my Erasmus was over, says former Erasmus student.



The semester is coming to an end, and for all the internationals this means the end of their time in Norway. Something I myself experienced half a year ago. Let’s be honest, studying abroad is mostly not as serious as back home. At the end of each semester, you may therefore spot many crying faces at the car parks or … Read More

INVITE. Mountains, open sea and sheltered bays. Although Lofoten has a lot to offer, there are a surprisingly small number of tourists traveling to the famous destination.

Are you up for one of Norway’s most famous destinations? We went over to Lofoten to experience the breathtaking scenery first hand.



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– When you google Lofoten, you will see pictures of the red wooden houses in front of mountains which’s peaks remind of the form of a thimble. But there is more to see on these islands. We started driving right after picking up our rental car one of the days last November. The vision that met us when we left … Read More

COLD AND DARK. Winter means darkness, especially in Norway. But there are still heaps of things to do with your time when you can't go outside anymore. ILLUSTRATION PHOTO: INA ROMSLO RØNNING 

Seven indoor activities for when it gets cold and dark outside.



The days are getting shorter and for many of the internationals, Scandinavian winters are something new. So what to do when there is no more light to do any outdoor activities? Following is a list with ideas on how to spend your time in the next months. Reading Is there anything more cozy than sitting in bed with a cup … Read More

FOOD AND FOOTBALL. The International Week consisted of a food-competition on Thursday, a free concert with music groups from different countries playing at Klubb Fantoft at Friday and a football tournament on Saturday.

– The intention is to bring international and Norwegian students together through sport, food and music



Some International students seem to struggle to meet new people and especially to meet Norwegians. Studvest reported this before and asked students about this issue on the occasion of the International Week. It happened for the first time this year and was organised by SSL Bergen, ISU Bergen and the Tenants Union Fantoft (TU Fantoft). – The intention is to bring … Read More

PRESSURE. There’s a lot of pressure on students and great expectations about a successful future, says Øystein Sandven, a psychologist at Sammen. ARCHIVE PHOTO: ADRIAN GRINDBAKKEN. 

— We have a good welfare system and a good economy but this does not mean that everything is good.



Since the World Happiness Record (U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network) was first published in 2012, Norway has consistently ranked in the top four happiest countries. A recent survey gives a different impression on the happiness of Norwegians. It says that one in five students have considered suicide and that 29 per cent have serious mental ailments. — Pressure on students — We … Read More