FOTO: Beate Felde

LUKE 4: Ruairi came to Norway and fell in love with brunost, but there is one thing he hates - matpapir.


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I love brunost. I love the colour, the interesting sweet taste and its ubiquity in such a small corner of the world. I don’t differentiate between Gudbrandsdalost and Fløtemysostor any of those other unknown geitost brands. To me, it’s all just damn good cheese. I love it on my morning toast or on waffles, combined with a generous helping of … Read More

JUST AROUND THE CORNER. Ferry no.2070 leaves from Strandkaiterminalen on the opposite side of Bryggen. This ferry will take you to route one.

Use your skyss ticket to travel to cool places around Bergen.


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Do you happen to own a Skyss ticket? You probably do! As an international student in the city of Bergen transport options such as the bybane and the buses can be a real saviour. But did you know that your Skyss ticket is practically a ticket to everywhere? For just under 500 Norwegian Kroner you can travel by bus or … Read More

VISION. Ad fontes' leader, Ole Samdal, and their new manager, Victoria Betis, hope to keep seeing more international students around.

Ad fontes has seen an increase in both international volunteers and guests this semester. They hope to replicate this after the summer.


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Ad fontes is a student bar located at UiB’s Faculty of Humanities. Earlier this semester Studvest wrote about their difficulties in keeping their normal opening hours. As reported, the group of new volunteers that helped keep the bar open was mostly made up of international students, a strategy they want to continue in the following semester.  — There’s always been … Read More

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.


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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

FIVE THEMES. The Kunsthall´s area is devoted into five different rooms with various themes during the exhibition.

Graduate students from the Fine Art Master Program will be presenting their art works in Bergen Kunsthall all through April.


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Names of the spaces

The master exhibition, «with eyes closed, call me», started of this Friday in Bergen´s Kunsthall. Here 24 Fine Art students from different countries will be presenting their art works from 12th of April to the 6th of May. The installations reveal the artist´s visions in the five different spaces with different themes such as «Abstractions in Material Forms» and «Memories, … Read More

ANSWER. The president of the ISU-UiB disagree with the allegations of the organisation being undemocratic. – We give the platform to our members to exchange with us and discuss any matter they think is relevant. Illustration: Tora Kyllingstad.

ISU-UiB stopped organizing the General Assemblies for the sole reason that it had become unproductive event which solicited no interest, the president of ISU-UiB writes.


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Debattregler

International Students Union at the University of Bergen (ISU-UiB) will not concede to the allegations made against ISU-UiB and ISU-Norway. However, with respect to the right of expressions and opinion we will give clarification in the following statement. It is important to note that ISU-UiB is an independent local branch of ISU-Norway, therefore it is the responsibility of the local board to … Read More

RESPONSIBILITY. General Assemblies should be held to consult students and give them a voice in how their organization is run, writes Zachariah Mushawatu.

Is it possible ISU-UIB leaders have no intention of ever letting go?


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Almost all student organizations in Bergen, among them SAIH Bergen, Amnesty Student Bergen and ESN Bergen, hold regular General Assemblies, except one – International Students Union at the University of Bergen (ISU-UIB). ISU-UIB is a local chapter of ISU Norway whose purpose is to ensure that human rights and interests of international students are protected according to section 2.1. of … Read More

LATINO. Flyers and posters of the festival can be found all around the city.

The festival «Cine Latino» has a goal to raise awareness of latin-american culture and indigenous languages - through films.


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From Friday 22nd until Sunday 24th March, you can watch film at the newly born filmfestival «Cine Latino». Organised by Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF) in collaboration with Cinemateket USF.  The festival is mainly a response to the positive reaction that Latin American films usually get during BIFF, the director of the festival, Håkon Tveit, tells us. – It’s a dramatic … Read More

SOCIAL AND FUN. Exchange student Hedvika Kotherová considers dumpster diving to be especially enjoyable when in a group of like-minded people.

Many international students have decided to try dumpster diving during their stay in Norway. Motives are various - from simply saving money, to environmental reasons or even the social aspect of the activity.


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An attempt to reduce food waste or just another way of saving money. Dumpster diving is controversial yet trendy activity among international students in Bergen. Among them is Hedvika Kotherová. She is a student of political science from Czech republic and she is staying in Bergen for one semester thanks to Erasmus+ programme. When here, she decided to try a … Read More

WHERE ARE THE NORWEGIANS? Henry Moreda Rovisora wish more Norwegians would participate in the buddy program.

9 people were responsible for 150 newcomers in Bergen. Few locals help give exchange students a good start to their semesters abroad.


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The Buddy program

At the beginning of each semester, Erasmus Student Network organises an «Introduction Week», primarily for exchange students with focus on getting to know the city. This year’s introduction week was conducted with attendance of 50-150 people, depending on the space limit, at each event. – At this year’s events, a group of nine hard-working people were responsible, which was too … Read More