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18 Overall Reviews
3.88 / 5 based on 98 reviews
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karen
,
ethics and health policy, Undergraduate, Independent
Universitetet i Bergen
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
bring a good gore-tex jacket and an umbrella. make sure you have some long underwear and waterproof shoes. some good gloves too. bring your skiis if you've got them. don't enter the country without your maximum allotment of alcohol. you'll be thankful for it later. also bring your own cigarettes if you smoke. it's all very expensive.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
4
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
i really loved studying in bergen. the experience was wonderful and i'd recommend it to anyone. one of the best parts was that i was not studying there as part of a program, so i didn't have to answer to anyone, but i also didn't have hand-holding guidance that i know a lot of my friends studying through american programs elsewhere had. hand-holding guidance is not what studying abroad is about. neither is sticking with americans. if you want to get the most out of your experience, you need to be independent and meet new people. studying at univ bergen lets you do this. (though there was an introductory program of 2 weeks run by the univ for foreign students that was really nice and introduced us to each other and the city. sign up for it.)
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
if you're studying abroad to see europe, don't go to norway. going to norway only to waste your time (and money) getting to other countries is a crying shame. go to norway to see norway. it's absolutely the most beautiful country in the entire world. take the hurtigruten boat trip up the coast (if you're under 26 it costs somehting like $250). it's absolutely amazing. but you'll have to sleep on the floor so bring you're sleeping bag. but it's worth it. also, if you're deciding between oslo and bergen, no doubt - go to bergen. it's by far the best city in norway.
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leyamb
University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle, United States
European Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universitetet i Bergen
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Bergen is very isolated, so travel in and out of it is more time consuming and/or expensive. Ski trails up at Geilo/Voss are free, so take advantage!!!!!!!
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
1
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
1
Campus life
3
Party / people
1
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
It's great, but try to integrate yourself and bring/buy good raingear (including shoes!)
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
The trains often have "green departures" which means that they are half price. The Turforlag (or something to that nature) has great hiking maps of the area. The cheapest way to fly is to go to the airport and buy a "sjansebillet" which is on a space available basis, but there is always space! Do not try to continue your habits of eating out all the time, it will get you fat and cost you too much money, try to eat like a Weegie (Norwegian) make open-faced sandwiches to bring to school. Buy a bike if you'll be at Fantoft, it'll save you 570 NOK a month!!!! Check for the police aucitons, they have the cheapest bikes in town. Get your but out and explore some of the great hills surrounding Bergen, they all have trails and offer the best views around. Don't just do Floyen once, go up every month, walk both ways if you can.
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Gaëlle
Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Humanities, Graduate, Independent
Universitetet i Bergen
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I knew the country quite well before going so I did not experience any difficulties in Norway.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
The most interesting lectures are in Norwegian and even though the University offers a program in English I would say that knowing the local is a plus on a academical point of view.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Norway is very expensive so people with a erasmus scholarship must be ready to make some compromises in order to live there. It is a beautiful country and it is worth travelling if we have the opportunity. The social life there is really great.
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Maria
Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Biology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitetet i Bergen
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
If I knew I had gone for the ful year, instead of only one semester.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
2
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
A great place to go on Erasmus, very organized.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
The university is great there where lots of activities I only knew about them in the end. Try to meet more norwegian students that know how things work, they can give you great advices. In Fantoft with all the international students you will have the chance of your life to make friends from everywhere. Enjoy everything, everyday because it all ends too quickly.
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Van
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Communication and Information Sciences, Graduate, Erasmus
Universitetet i Bergen
5.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I was well informed by the hostuniversity (they sended me brochures and maps for upon arrival,...) very well organised!
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
The university is located in a very nice city between 7 mountains and the biggest fjords of Norway (Hardanger and Sognefjord nearby!) it's beautiful I can tell you!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
If you have time, money and made good budies to go travelling around, you should take the Interrail pass for Scandinavia! It gives you 12 days of travelling around in Norway, Sweden and Finland for a quite cheap deal! I made a 5000km trip via Oslo-Trondheim-Narvik-Helsinki-Stockholm-Oslo-Bergen, which was just fantastic! (best time to travel is may-june)
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vroni
Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, United Kingdom
Economics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitetet i Bergen
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Bad course choice
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
1
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Nice. more personal, really small faculty, a lot of exchange students,
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
Save a lot money before coming, if possible come by your own car, is hepful for all activities
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