While vegan students are thriving quite well in Bergen with their vegan lifestyle, a nutritionist wouldn’t advise people to choose a vegan diet.

VEGAN LIFESTYLE. Laura Ruuder (21) and Pablo Vadillo (24) share their experience of being vegan students in Bergen. PHOTO: Josef Kosler


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

Hei og hopp, din fluesopp. Snart påskeferie, men først: Ny episode av Studcast!

STUDCAST. Ny uke, nye muligheter, ny episode av Studcast.


Hvordan starte påsken med et smell? Ved å høre på Studcast! Dine trofaste programledere AJ, Vilde, Emilie og Rafael er tilbake for en ny uke med studentnyheter og skravling. Du kan som alltid lytte til Studcast på iTunes, Spotify eller ved å søke opp «Studcast» i din foretrukne podcast-app. Forrige uke sjekket Studvest hva slags musikk studenter hører på når de studerer. Gjenspeiles … Read More

Ny episode av Studcast! Nye saker, nytt sladder og nytt blod i studio skal diskuteres.

MYE NYTT. Studcast er ute med ny episode! FOTO: Andrea Olsen


Oi, bare en uke siden sist! Ny Studcast-episode er ute! Ukens episode starter litt annerledes, nemlig med en liten nyhet: Studvest og Studentradioen i Bergen samarbeider nå om Studcast! AJ og Vilde har derfor gleden av å få med seg sosiologi-studenten Emilie Skjærbekk Lindborg og den franske utvekslingseleven Rafael Benabdelmoumene med seg i studio. For de som liker både norsk, … Read More

Exchange students criticize the waiting time and the unclear communication.

UNCERTAINTY. Giulia Testa and Michael Hissen both struggled with getting accommodation through Sammen.


– 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

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.

UNCERTAINTY. The corona situation turned travelling internationally into a different type of adventure. Illustration: Anna Jakobsen


«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.

STRESS. The Corona situation caused the exchange students a lot of stress due the uncertainty. Foto: Sakinah Lisa Illustrasjon: Ingvild Hauglid


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?

Illustration: Gjertine Måseide Gjernes


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