If you are an international or an exchange student at the University of Bergen (UiB), perhaps you didn’t hear about the student elections taking place these days. All students registered at UiB, including international and exchange students, have the opportunity to vote for their representatives. These are important elections. I say «these» because there are indeed two elections. You have … Read More
While lockdowns and restrictions inhibit social interactions, some exchange students in Bergen manage to build a social life.
Publisert: 15. april 16:08 2021 - Sist oppdatert 15. april 20:05 2021
– It’s challenging because you need to have some fantasy to have social interaction, you can’t just have a huge party. This says Lasse Lund, an exchange student from Finland, about the social life in Bergen during the pandemic. Even though he has been having a great time in Bergen, he does admit that the current situation has forced him … Read More
While vegan students are thriving quite well in Bergen with their vegan lifestyle, a nutritionist wouldn’t advise people to choose a vegan diet.
Publisert: 13. april 12:29 2021 - Sist oppdatert 14. april 14:05 2021
The exchange students, Laura Ruuder (21) and Pablo Vadillo (24), both began their vegan journey overnight. It all started as an experiment. – Then I decided to stick to a plant-based diet with the debate about animal slaughters and the dairy industry, Ruuder says. Many people get inspired to go vegan after seeing documentaries that underline animal cruelty, factory farming, … Read More
Norwegians have a very bizarre Easter habit. Something about the holiday, which essentially is the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection, brings out a murder-lusting side in them.
Publisert: 29. mars 12:47 2021 - Sist oppdatert 29. mars 12:56 2021
WTF is…? is a column where Studvest’s English section points out different interesting or strange aspects about living in Norway from an International’s perspective. The column can be both serious and light hearted, and is based on the journalist’s own experience. In early March, book stores start clearing out their shelves to make room for crime novels and detective stories … Read More
CORRESPONDENT: Being away from home, Icelanders find comfort when hearing others talk Icelandic, and have the instant urge to communicate with their fellow countrymen.
Publisert: 26. mars 16:58 2021 - Sist oppdatert 7. april 22:25 2021
When we hear other Icelanders speaking Icelandic abroad, we are immediately drawn to them with magnetic force. One might even consider this as a built-in system, in that we want to inform other Icelanders that we are also Icelandic, even though our nationality and language are the only thing we really have in common. The Icelandic «greet a stranger syndrome» … Read More
Students struggle to cope between parenting and studying. This is how the student couple from the University of Bergen manages.
Publisert: 24. mars 09:12 2021 - Sist oppdatert 25. mars 14:35 2021
Students are being hit hard by the shifts brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. While Sunniva Kristine Jaspers Grønnslett (29) and Ideal Hoxha (30) both need to adjust to the changes brought by the pandemic and a whole new experience as parents to their ten weeks old baby. Hoxha comes from Kosovo and Grønnslett comes from Norway. Both of them are … Read More
Students in Bergen, who wished to travel home for Christmas holidays, did not expect the rapidly changing quarantine arrangements that awaited them once they returned back to Norway.
Publisert: 19. mars 09:06 2021 - Sist oppdatert 19. mars 09:10 2021
Anna Graffmann (20), an exchange student from France, and Francesca Savi (22), an exchange student from Italy, both wanted to travel home for the holidays and thought they were allowed to quarantine in their student flat in Bergen. – I was pretty upset when I heard that Sammen wanted students to stay at a quarantine hotel for ten days and … Read More
Exchange students criticize the waiting time and the unclear communication.
Publisert: 12. mars 13:32 2021 - Sist oppdatert 16. mars 16:17 2021
– They said check your emails every day, if we have something for you it will come up, but I never received any email or an offer, Michael Hissen explains. Even though Hissen is a German exchange student covered by Sammen’s housing guarantee, he never received a housing offer. Sammen told him that they had no vacancies available. Italian exchange … Read More
International voices look at Norway for a role model, while people in Bergen seem to struggle as well with the restrictions.
Publisert: 4. mars 11:02 2021 - Sist oppdatert 4. mars 11:13 2021
Sofia Cestonaro has arrived in Bergen in the beginning of January from Italy. She thinks that the locals in Norway have a big advantage when it comes to the corona situation, which has forced everyone to keep social distance. – People do not constantly hang out in big groups, but that is rooted in their culture. In some way Norwegians … Read More
CORRESPONDENT: Before I went to Germany to celebrate Christmas, I didn’t think in depth about what to expect. I was pretty confident that getting back to Norway would be an easy task.
Publisert: 20. februar 12:44 2021 - Sist oppdatert 20. februar 15:45 2021
«People do not travel right now». That was my only thought, before going home to Germany from Bergen. Once landed in Amsterdam that illusion went away in a heartbeat. KLM is one of the few airlines in Europe still operating and all their flights go through Amsterdam. Running through the long halls to catch my plane to Hamburg, I became … Read More