«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
Newly arrived international students are now required to isolate themselves for ten days after their arrival in Norway.
At the moment it is not a given that students can go on their planned exchanges. The University of Bergen has made it possible for exchange students to stay in Bergen, even in these challenging times. Entering Norway, you are now required to stay at one of the quarantine hotels after your arrival if you do not have a suitable … Read More
The end of the year is approaching, as well as the exchange semester. Use this quiz as an opportunity to look back on the semester that has been and get some last minute tips for the rest of your stay. Have you become Norwegian, or have you just been trying for nothing?
Are you most likely to be found eating frozen pizza or is brunost your favorite specialty? Have you been on all the seven mountains or spend most of your time wandering the halls at Fantoft? Are you really a Norwegian by now or is it more likely that the Norwegians roll their eyes at you? Find out what kind of … Read More
OPINION: Covid-19 brought my exchange year to a grinding halt. Meanwhile, other people have real life and death problems. Are my complaints even valid?
Around 36 hours before St. Patrick’s Day, all pubs and bars in Ireland were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. You can probably imagine the carnage. Carnage even beyond the deep, internal dread of an Irish person faced with a pintless Paddy’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day is our national holiday, on par with the 17th.of May in terms of cultural … Read More
– 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