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    I've been offered a place to study here for one year, it would be for my second year beginning this September. Does anybody have an insight into the university itself or Norway in general?
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    I know a bit about Norway/Bergen. Do you have any specific questions? It's a nice city, rains a lot but it's pretty, not too big, not too small, lots of hills. Famous for its trolls.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    I know a bit about Norway/Bergen. Do you have any specific questions? It's a nice city, rains a lot but it's pretty, not too big, not too small, lots of hills. Famous for its trolls.
    Hey, thank you so much

    How does the weather compare to English weather in general?

    What are the people like generally and are you expected to know another language besides English?

    Trolls?


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    Hey, thank you so much

    How does the weather compare to English weather in general?

    What are the people like generally and are you expected to know another language besides English?

    Trolls?


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    Well like I said, it's a pretty wet city. I'd say it’s not dissimilar to the UK, just with a bit more rain and a bit more snow in winter. I've never been to Bergen so can't comment on the people, but I've never heard any harm of them - Norwegians are in general quite reserved in public but very sociable in private.

    You won't need to know Norwegian if you're doing a year abroad, although people will appreciate you learning the basics. Interestingly, Norwegian has two different official ways of spelling each word; Bokmål is the most common form and is very similar to Danish, but the Nynorsk variant is more common in Bergen.

    They like troll statues in Bergen, I don't know why.
    http://intrepidberkeleyexplorer.com/TrollNflag078.JPG
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Well like I said, it's a pretty wet city. I'd say it’s not dissimilar to the UK, just with a bit more rain and a bit more snow in winter. I've never been to Bergen so can't comment on the people, but I've never heard any harm of them - Norwegians are in general quite reserved in public but very sociable in private.

    You won't need to know Norwegian if you're doing a year abroad, although people will appreciate you learning the basics. Interestingly, Norwegian has two different official ways of spelling each word; Bokmål is the most common form and is very similar to Danish, but the Nynorsk variant is more common in Bergen.

    They like troll statues in Bergen, I don't know why.
    http://intrepidberkeleyexplorer.com/TrollNflag078.JPG
    Oh really? The language thing seems very interesting. I didn't know that

    The troll thing made me laugh - that's so random!

    Some people say that Oslo isn't really as interesting as people make it out to be? I think during the year I want to travel around a little - do you have any nearby recommendations at all?

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    Oh really? The language thing seems very interesting. I didn't know that

    The troll thing made me laugh - that's so random!

    Some people say that Oslo isn't really as interesting as people make it out to be? I think during the year I want to travel around a little - do you have any nearby recommendations at all?

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    I've heard that about Oslo too, but I still think it's worth a visit. Personally I would like to go to Trondheim, Tromsø, see the fjords in the west, and go to Svalbard.
 
 
 
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