– When an international student faces the end of the semester, (s)he should try to make the most out of the last few weeks, says an ex-exchange student.



November means shorter and colder days, but it is still too early to celebrate Christmas. November also means that exams are approaching and the semester is about to end.  For an international student, this means one thing in particular: the exchange period is almost over, and soon it will be time to go back home. But there are still some … Read More

How can you, as a student, adapt your daily routine to live a more environment-friendly lifestyle? Here is the answer.



The «Zero-Waste-lifestyle» has been a topic of discussion over the course of the last couple of weeks during Sammen’s «Environmental Week» as well as FLYT, the literature festival for the youth. Here are some tips on how you can be more sustainable in your everyday life. Read: The best places to travel in Bergen – for free Is it Possible … Read More

Every student faces difficulties, some larger than others. Ulrikke Falch gives advice on how to overcome these obstacles.



This was the theme of the TEDx Bergen 2019, held at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) on October the 19th. Among the topics addressed were mental health and social pressure among young people. Read: Extreme Increase in Rental Prices at Fantoft. For some, the years spent at university can be more difficult and troubled than expected. According to the SHoT … Read More

It’s Halloween again and it can only mean one thing: The annual costume anxiety.



If the student budget can’t stretch to a new, snazzy (or dubiously sexy) costume, do not stress. Studvest has the answer – six costumes you can make in minutes using the few things you have lying around at home. Read: How to Overcome Obstacles. «When Life Gives You Lemons» This cliché expression is a great inspiration for a very simple … Read More

BREWERY. We visited the local brewery and the walls were as green as the cans.

Why is the beer in the green can so popular? An international students perspective on the Bergen beer culture.



If any single thing could be labelled the essence of the Bergen student experience, the drinkers among us would surely give that accolade to a can of Hansa beer. From a packed and noisy pre-party to a quiet evening in Kvarteret, Hansa is often the beverage of choice. To an innocent international student, it can be somewhat confusing. Why are … Read More

BEFORE. Fantoft was considered as one of the cheapest places to rent for students in Bergen.

Students have to pay between 60 percent and a 100 percent more for their apartments after renovations at Fantoft.



Since 2017 Sammen has been renovating old blocks at the student dorms at Fantoft. Before they were old 60/70s styled apartments that got complaints about living standards from the residents. The renovations started early 2018 with D/C block, which opened the summer of 2018. A/B block opened this June after a year of renovation. These new renovations comes at a … Read More

BIFF is taking place for the 20th time between the 25th of September and the 3rd of October – all thanks to the help of volunteers.



The Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF) is screening over 150 national and international feature, documentary and short films annually and is therefore the biggest film festival in Norway. Additionally, BIFF 2019 is also presenting the Virtual Reality exhibition «BIFF Expanded». Organising volunteers at the festival – The realisation of the festival relies heavily on the work of volunteers. This year … Read More

MACHINE. Construction Machinery is a common sight at Fantoft.

Major reconstruction work at Fantoft student housing is causing noise problems for residents.



Waking up is never easy. The noise of the alarm clock or that overplayed wake-up tune, it is part of the day to day routine. Unfortunately, for some of the students here in Bergen, a different kind of melody is their wake-up call. Major renovation works have been occurring at Fantoft Studentboliger for some time. These renovations have been a … Read More

The Raptus Festival is expected throughout the year by cosplayers in Bergen. This is one of the only times fans get the chance to show off their costumes.



Raptus Festival

The comic book festival «Raptus» was held last weekend in Bergen’s public library. Despite the rain, the festival attracted both families, onlookers, avid cosplayers and comic book fans. – This environment is welcoming, it signals: come, everyone is welcome, says Knut Nærum, a famous Norwegian comedian and one of the main guests at the festival. Every year there are between … Read More

VELKOMMEN OM BORD. Jazz music and Shanties on board the D/S Stord 1

Last Friday the city of Bergen invited visitors for their annual «Kulturnatt» to experience Bergen's cultural life.



On friday, the 13th of september, the city of Bergen hosted their annual spectacle «Kulturnatt», showcasing all the different cultural aspects Bergen has to offer. Starting at 18.00 o’clock visitors were able to take part in various events ranging from museum visits to concerts to guided city tours and much more – for free. The Best Places to Travel in Bergen … Read More