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

Many students in Bergen vote from a city that is not their own - but how do they vote?


– It is unfair that we had to choose between rent for a month and taking part in our democracy. Mary O’Connor is an exchange student from Ireland who lives in Bergen. She reacted with frustration as the Irish election was announced only twenty-five days before it was to be held. Over the last number of months, students of many … Read More

9 personer hadde ansvar for 150. Få lokale blir med på å gi utvekslingsstudenter en god start på semesteret.

ØNSKER ÅPENHET. Henry Moreda Rovisora håper flere nordmenn kan bli mer åpne for å ta kontakt med han og andre utvekslingsstudenter.


I starten av hvert semester arrangerer Erasmus Student Network en «Introduction Week», primært for utvekslingsstudenter med fokus på å bli kjent med byen. Årets introduksjonsuke ble gjennomført med oppmøte på 50–150 personer, avhengig av plassbegrensning, på hvert arrangement. – Ved årets arrangementer var en gjeng på ni hardtarbeidende personer ansvarlige, noe som var for lite, sier president i ESN Bergen, … Read More